Doctson has elected to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Doctson had been in line to compete for outside wide receiver snaps with Breshad Perriman and rookie second-rounder Denzel Mims. The 2016 first-rounder didn't catch a pass in his lone regular-season game with the Vikings last season.
Doctson has agreed to a deal with the Jets. Doctson, a first-round pick in 2016, was waived by both the Redskins and Vikings in 2020. He only played seven offensive snaps in Minnesota due to a nagging hamstring injury. He will now look to make an impression with the Jets during the offseason and earn a role catching passes from Sam Darnold.
The Vikings waived Doctson on Tuesday. After spending most of the season on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury, Doctson had a chance to make an impact Week 11, only to play seven offensive snaps and not get targeted in the Vikings' comeback win against the Broncos. As the team comes off its bye, Minnesota has decided to wave goodbye to the 2016 first-round pick.
Doctson is active for Sunday's game against Denver and will serve as the fourth receiver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Doctson spent the first two months on injured reserve with a strained hamstring. He'll likely have a small role initially, but he could eventually become the No 3. receiver.
The Vikings activated Doctson (hamstring) from injured reserve Friday. Doctson will fill the opening on the 53-man roster that was created by the Vikings' recent release of fellow wideout Davion Davis. With Adam Thielen (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Broncos, Doctson's return comes at an opportune time to bolster Minnesota's receiving corps. He could have a chance to unseat Laquon Treadwell for the No. 3 receiver role right away in Week 11.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|6||10/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|9||11/10||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|13||12/06||Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|15||12/20||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|17||01/03||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|3 Year Avg||52||26||345||3||19||13.27||52|