Doctson placed on Redskins PUP list with Lauvao and Riley

Redskins forced to place first round pick Josh Doctson along with potential cap casualties on physically unable to perform list prior to the start of training camp.

Hours before the start of Washington Redskins training camp, the team announced five players were placed on the physically unable to perform list. 

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The big news is that first round pick, 6-foot-2 receiver Josh Doctson wound up on the PUP list that will force him to miss the beginning of training camp. Doctson was held out of most of OTAs and mini-camp with an Achilles and foot injury that the team down played, but with the recent additions of two tall wide receivers concern is growing.

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Redskins fans will hope that continued reports that Doctson will be back soon are accurate.

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DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Jamison Crowder will all get plenty of reps with the first team offense, but it will be intriguing to see if Rashad Ross or Ryan Grant can make a noticeable impression with Doctson's absence.

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On the Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and Perry Riley (foot) front, it is possible the Redskins will feel comfortable with parting ways with aging veterans and fill the depth with younger players.

Lauvao is coming off five surgeries between his lower legs and ankles and sophomore Arie Kouandjio is on his tail, while Riley's productivity fell off with injury last year and inside linebackers Martrell Spaight and Steven Daniels are Scot McCloughan's own draft picks.

Derek Carrier (ACL) was expected to start training camp, and possible even the regular season, on the PUP list as he recovers from reconstructive knee surgery from December of last year.

Washington also placed Junior Galette on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, not injured reserve, after the explosive pass rusher tore his right Achilles on Sunday.

Stay tuned for details on the injury front as well as everything else Redskins training camp live from Richmond.

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