Former Redskin Josh Doctson lands on IR with Vikings

Ben Krimmel
September 12, 2019 - 12:34 pm
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Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson has landed on Injured Reserve, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

The Minnesota Vikings, who claimed Doctson after he was released by the Redskins on cutdown day, had Doctson, 26, among the inactives for their Week 1 win will place him on IR with a leg injury with the hope of him making a return later this season.

The injury could have factored into the Redskins' decision to cut Doctson. He missed all but two games during his rookie season due to an Achilles injury.

Redskins selected Doctson with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Ironically, Doctson was claimed soon after the Vikings released wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, who was taken with the pick after Doctson.

Last season, he had 44 catches for 532 yards and two touchdowns.

Doctson didn't play during the Redskins preseason and attempted to trade him before he was cut. 

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