Redskins have released Josh Doctson

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The Washington Redskins have decided to move on from former first-round pick wide receiver Josh Doctson.

According to The Fan's Redskins reporter Craig Hoffman, the Skins had decided to move on and was still looking for a team willing to trade for the WR before the 4 p.m. cutdown day deadline. However, a deal could not be reached and the team released Doctson, according to ESPN's John Keim.
Doctson played 33 games for Washington over three seasons. He tallied 81 receptions for 1100 yards and 8 touchdowns. He went unclaimed on waivers.

Here's how the #Redskins WR's will likely stack up on gameday:X: McLaurinZ: RichardsonSlot: QuinnBackups, who will both start on ST: Sims (returner), Davis (gunner/kick coverage)Inactive: Harmon

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 31, 2019

The No. 22 overall pick in 2016 did not play in Washington's final preseason game Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field and it seemed his fate was sealed.

The Redskins, who have tried to trade Doctson on multiple occasions, decided Saturday was the day to finally move on.
He is the second WR to be cut after the Skins released Cam Sims.

Doctson has not produced. I refuse to believe it makes sense to release him so that you can keep Robert Davis. But here we are.Many in front office viewed him as a McCloughan guy. Didn't have many supporters in building who weren't on the coaching staff. https://t.co/aGkvT3569Q

— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) August 31, 2019

No one is lower on Doctson than I am. I still am really surprised they’re doing this. https://t.co/EPXHzk4ek5

— danny rouhier (@funnydanny) August 31, 2019

News broke earlier Saturday wide recievers Steven Sims Jr. and Robert Davis would make the roster.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was first to report the Redskins desire on Saturday to move Doctson.

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