Washington's first round pick was held of out the practice session after suffering a foot injury during Tuesday's session. Last week he developed soreness the the Achilles in the same foot.
“Well, he just hurt his foot yesterday," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "We got some X-rays and everything came back negative, so we kept him out today and hopefully he will be back next week or shortly thereafter."
Even if Doctson is back next week, he'll already have missed multiple practices. For veterans like DeAngelo Hall and Pierre Garcon, OTAs are more about getting that muscle memory working and helping the team set the tone for the season. For rookies, it's much more, from the playbook to technique to learning your about your new teammates. Doctson did some light work on an alternate field while the other receivers performed team drills.
"It is important to get these reps," Gruden said. "These are important, no question about it, but we have other ways to get [Doctson] to learn the system. We have all the meeting room time and that will be beneficial to him and we still have all of training camp and preseason games, so he has plenty of time.
"I’d be lying if I said these reps weren’t important, but he will have other ways to learn it.”
The hope is by next week's OTAs Doctson can learn in the most obvious of ways: By practicing on the field.
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