When wide receiver Josh Doctson missed some practice time this spring with an Achilles injury, the word from the Redskins was that their first-round pick was being cautious in order to be ready to go for training camp.
That precaution may have kept the injury from getting worse, but Doctson isn’t going to be on the field with his teammates for the first practice of camp. The Redskins announced that Doctson was placed on the physically unable to perform list Thursday, leaving him unable to do more than work on the side until he’s activated from the list.
With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon at the top of the depth chart, Doctson joins Jamison Crowder as options to join them in multiple receiver sets. Any missed time will work against Doctson seeing many of those snaps early in the season.
Tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Perry Riley and guard Shaun Lauvao are on the PUP list as well. Carrier tore his ACL last year, Riley had foot surgery this offseason and Lauvao spent most of last year on injured reserve with ankle problems.
The Redskins also placed linebacker Junior Galette on the non-football injury list as a result of the Achilles he tore while working out last week. It’s the second straight year that Galette has suffered the injury, although it was a different leg this time around.