For now, the Washington Redskins will continue to rest rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson until they make a long-term decision involving his injured Achilles.
Doctson has missed the Redskins’ last four games and will not practice this week as Washington prepares to face the Detroit Lions with the potential of a five-game winning streak looming. The 23-year-old will likely remain inactive through the Bye Week. If he isn’t fully healed by then, Injured Reserve will be an option the team will have to explore.
"I think we’ll send him to another doctor, get another opinion and I think the plan right now is to probably immobilize him for a little bit, just to take completely the stress off of it for a little bit of time and then see where that leads us," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said on Monday. "IR maybe, maybe not, we don’t know yet.”
Doctson was a last-minute scratch just minutes before the Redskins’ Week 3 game against the New York Giants on Sept. 25. Doctson was expected to play in the game, but during pregame warmups he couldn’t push off his leg the way he would have liked to and hasn't been on the field since.