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Redskins shutting down former TCU WR Josh Doctson for a few weeks

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) has a near-touchdown catch ruled incomplete as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) defends in the fourth quarter on Sept. 18. Dallas won the game 27-23 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) has a near-touchdown catch ruled incomplete as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) defends in the fourth quarter on Sept. 18. Dallas won the game 27-23 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. rmallison@star-telegram.com

The Washington Redskins are shutting down wide receiver Josh Doctson for a few weeks because of a lingering Achilles injury.

Coach Jay Gruden says the first-round pick won’t practice this week and adds that “it’s fair” to expect the Redskins to rest Doctson through the upcoming bye week. Washington plays at Detroit and then against Cincinnati in London before its bye week in early November.

Doctson, the 22nd pick out of TCU and a former Mansfield Legacy standout, has been bothered by the sore left Achilles tendon since rookie minicamp in May. After being off the field for training camp, he played in the first two regular-season games and had two catches for 66 yards.

Gruden says putting Doctson on injured reserve remains a possibility.

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