Doctson (Achilles) has looked "quick and healthy" in offseason workouts, CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay reports.
Doctson -- the Redskins' 2016 first-rounder -- appeared in just two games last year before landing on injured reserve with a season-ending Achilles tear. Fortunately, his rehabilitation seems to have gone about as well as it could have, considering the receiver was back running and catching by February and later tweeted he felt he was 100 percent as soon as late March. In the two months since, there's been nothing to suggest the TCU product has experienced any sort of setback and his participation in voluntary OTAs this offseason suggests the team has since cleared him to return to the field.
Doctson (Achilles) hopes to be up to full speed by training camp, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports. Head coach Jay Gruden said, "We took it slow and I think he's in a good place mentally and that's half the battle. We'll continue to gradually build him through OTAs and the mandatory camp so hopefully we'll get him to full speed in training camp and go from there."
Doctson hinted at his recovery last week when he tweeted he was feeling 100%, which is great news considering the first-round pick only played in two games last season. He'll compete with Brian Quick, Maurice Harris and others for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart this season. Look for more updates on his recovery once training camp rolls around.
Doctson (Achilles) suggested he is 100 percent healthy for the first time since last offseason, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Selected 22nd overall in last year's draft, Doctson struggled with an Achilles injury throughout the team's offseason program and into the regular season, ultimately logging only 31 snaps in two games. The Redskins recently signed Terrelle Pryor to a one-year, $8 million contract, but with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson both departing in free agency, Doctson should have every opportunity to earn a regular spot alongside Pryor and Jamison Crowder in the three-wide sets that essentially serve as Washington's base offense. Doctson should be a full participant when the Redskins' offseason program kicks off in mid-to-late April.
Doctson (Achilles) is expected to be 100 percent healthy by the end of March, Brian McNally of 106.7 FM The Fan reports.
Doctson was limited to just two games as a rookie while recovering from an Achilles injury sustained during the past offseason, and landed back on IR in October upon suffering a setback. The wideout has made strong progress in his recovery since the season ended, as he took part in running and catching drills last week and is expected to increase his activities in the weeks to come. If Doctson proves to be healthy when training camp opens in the summer, he could challenge for a starting role if the Redskins fail to restock their receiving corps when Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson become free agents in March.
Doctson continues his quest for a full recovery after injuring his Achilles in OTAs last offseason. Once fully healthy, he could become a major factor in Washington's offense with fellow wideouts Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson slated to become free agents in a couple weeks. Look for more updates on his road to recovery throughout the offseason.
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