RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins rookie receiver Josh Doctson wore a walking boot on his left foot this morning -- but a team spokesman said it's not an indication of a setback. Doctson has worn the boot off and on to protect his Achilles, but it was the first time he's worn it at practice. The Redskins had a walk-through this morning.
Multiple sources said earlier this week that Doctson, their first-round pick, would miss at least one and possibly two weeks. The Redskins say they're being cautious with his Achilles, making sure it's 100 percent so they don't risk a worse injury. Doctson initially hurt his foot May 25 in the first organized team activity session so the last time he practiced in full was the rookie minicamp two weeks after the draft. He's on the physically unable to perform list and focused on rehabbing his foot.
"He's trying to get it stronger and we're taking it slow," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday. "But I don't have any idea [about his return] as of now."
The Redskins don't need Doctson to start -- the plan is for him to back up Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson at receiver. But they do want Doctson to help and because of his height (6-foot-2) and leaping ability, he can be a threat in multiple areas, including the red zone. Washington also has other targets for quarterback Kirk Cousins with tight end Jordan Reed and slot receiver Jamison Crowder.