Redskins rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson raised expectations for a return to practice by tweeting, “It’s finally go time!” on Monday evening. He even apologized to the team’s fans, writing “Sorry for the wait … ”
But there was no increase in the first-round wide receiver’s workload during the portion of Tuesday’s practice that was open to reporters at Redskins Park. Asked afterward what Doctson had meant by “Go time,” Coach Jay Gruden answered with a quip.
“Let’s ‘go’ back to the training room, for him,” Gruden said with a chuckle, adding that the rookie was “very, very close” to returning.
The Redskins placed Doctson on the Physically Unable to Perform List on July 28, after he’d been sidelined by an Achilles’ tendon strain suffered during spring practice. Gruden added he doesn't think Doctson has "full full-speed burst" yet but he's very, very close.