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Josh Doctson trying to earn starting job

AP

Josh Doctson was the Redskins’ first-round pick in 2016, but they aren’t going to hand the receiver a starting job.

Ryan Grant has taken first-team snaps in organized team activities. But the Redskins expect Doctson, who missed most of last season with two Achilles’ injuries, to earn his way into the lineup.

“They’re both good receivers. They’re both going to play,” Reskins coach Jay Gruden said, via JP Finlay of CSN Mid-Atlantic. “The good thing about Ryan is that he can play all over the place.”

The Redskins are working Doctson exclusively at the Z position, with Terrelle Pryor expected to start at the X.

“He can play both, but right now we’re trying to start him at Z and see how it goes,” Gruden said. “That would be the plan.”

Doctson played in only two games, making two catches for 66 yards last season before going on injured reserve.

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8 Responses to “Josh Doctson trying to earn starting job”
  1. charger383 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:38 PM

    great new reporter so far

  2. metalman5150 says: Jun 9, 2017 3:54 PM

    This article is special. It’s authentic. It’s good journalism.

  3. patslaya says: Jun 9, 2017 4:06 PM

    Grant runs the best routes. If he could stay on him feet at the end of that great route or catch the ball he might be good.

  4. tdwise21 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:08 PM

    Some please pinch me… Did I just read a positive article written about the Redskins on the PFT site???

    Oh wait, who’s this new journalist, he must have missed the memo from Mike lol! This won’t last long!

  5. fiddlinred says: Jun 9, 2017 4:14 PM

    Grant is a preseason monster but needs to seize his role. Game time has been dissapointing.

  6. icebowler says: Jun 9, 2017 4:30 PM

    tdwise21 says:
    Jun 9, 2017 4:08 PM
    Some please pinch me… Did I just read a positive article written about the Redskins on the PFT site???
    Oh wait, who’s this new journalist, he must have missed the memo from Mike lol! This won’t last long!
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    He’s a She.

  7. patslaya says: Jun 9, 2017 4:36 PM

    I see they plastered his name across the front of his helmet. Good idea considering the team has no idea what he looks like with his uniform on.

  8. BIGGSHAUN says: Jun 9, 2017 6:43 PM

    If you can’t beat out Ryan Grant, you probably should think about a new line of work.

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