Not so close: Redskins wideout Josh Doctson reportedly out a 'few weeks'

Hopes that Washington's first round pick could return in soon appear dashed following a report Monday.

RICHMOND -- So much for all the "Josh Doctson is close to returning" talk.

In news that jives with a bit of recent doubletalk and a wall-punching general manager, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Monday afternoon that thWashington Redskins rookie receiver could be "back in a few weeks." Doctson hasn't practiced since May with a nagging Achilles injury and was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list at the start of training camp.

Asked for an update on Doctson before La Canfora's report, coach Jay Gruden said, “I don’t have any timeline really, or update. He’s still in the rehab position and he’s trying to get it stronger and we’re taking it slow, but I don’t have any idea as of now.”

Previous comments from Doctson and Gruden brought to question whether the medical staff is holding the rookie back until an ideal physical re-check or if the receiver is doing the waiting to avoid any setbacks. 

Doctson, who last spoke Friday (see above video) declined an interview request from a reporter Monday.

La Canfora attended Redskins training camp early Monday.

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