Redskins have released Josh Doctson

Ben Krimmel
August 31, 2019 - 12:26 pm

The Washington Redskins have decided to move on from former first-round pick wide receiver Josh Doctson.

According to The Fan's Redskins reporter Craig Hoffman, the Skins had decided to move on and was still looking for a team willing to trade for the WR before the 4 p.m. cutdown day deadline. However, a deal could not be reached and the team released Doctson, according to ESPN's John Keim.

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Doctson played 33 games for Washington over three seasons. He tallied 81 receptions for 1100 yards and 8 touchdowns. He went unclaimed on waivers.

The No. 22 overall pick in 2016 did not play in Washington's final preseason game Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field and it seemed his fate was sealed.

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The Redskins, who have tried to trade Doctson on multiple occasions, decided Saturday was the day to finally move on.

He is the second WR to be cut after the Skins released Cam Sims.

News broke earlier Saturday wide recievers Steven Sims Jr. and Robert Davis would make the roster.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first to report the Redskins desire on Saturday to move Doctson.

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