Washington Redskins part ways with 2016 first-round draft pick Josh Doctson

Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 16:25:06-04

Wide receiver Josh Doctson (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va – NFL teams had until 4:00 p.m. Saturday to cut down their rosters to 53 players, and the biggest move by the Washington Redskins was the release of wide receiver Josh Doctson.

Doctson’s NFL career started on a high note, as he was a first-round pick in the 2016 draft.

Over the course of three years he’s only accumulated eight total touchdowns, and during the offseason the Redskins decided against extending Doctson’s rookie contract past this season.

It was originally reported by Ian Rapoport that Washington looked to trade Doctson, but the Redskins failed to draw any interest in the wide receiver.

Doctson was set to hit the team’s salary cap in 2019 for $3.197 million, and the Redskins will only save $620,000 after releasing him, according to CBS Sports.