Gruden: Josh Doctson not far from returning

Josh Doctson doesn’t want his NFL career to start like this, but for now the 2016 first-round pick is being forced to wait.

“Yeah, we weren’t very satisfied with the way his Achilles was coming along,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. “He still had a lot of soreness in the morning when he’d wake up. We just want to try to get another treatment. That’s something [Head Athletic Trainer] Larry Hess will have to tell you exactly what it was.”

Gruden added that the team is going to hold out the wide receiver until he’s 100 percent.

“I don’t think he’s very far away,” Gruden said. “We’re being probably more cautious right now because it is a significant deal. The Achilles for a wide receiver with his explosion, we want it to be 100 percent. We don’t want it to re-occur, so we’re trying to nip it in the bud right now.”

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Even with Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson in the fold, the Redskins expect Doctson to be an instant contributor on offense. The story added the WR said he’s “feeling good,” but there’s no clear timetable on his return just yet.

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