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Vikings Ink Former Redskins Wide Out Josh Doctson

The Vikings have signed former Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

It seems to be a case of jettisoning one first-round draft bust for another after the Vikings finally gave up on Laquon Treadwell this weekend.

Doctson, the No.22-overall pick in the 2016 draft out of TCU, never panned out for the Redskins with a tepid 33.3 yards-per-game average with eight touchdowns over 33 games in three seasons. He fought a variety of issues and, considering that he turns 27 in December, his window for becoming a top wideout in the NFL has likely closed.

On the positive side, he will reunite with his former quarterback Kirk Cousins in Minnesota and there is a lot of opportunity as the team’s wide receivers corp in very thin beyond starters Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

As the Redskins refused to pick up his fifth-year option, Doctson is slated to become a free agent next spring.


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