Everybody wants to see what first-round rookie WR Josh Doctson can do when out on the field with Kirk Cousins and the Redskins first-team offense - but they were forced to wait on Wednesday. Washington decided to keep their prized rookie off to the side working with trainers while the team took part in individual and team drills.
"Just kind of Achilles got rolled up on, and I’m just taking it easy," Doctson said after the OTA session. "It happened back in minicamp, so I’m just trying to take it easy for the day. I’ll be back out there tomorrow."
'Skins coach Jay Gruden echoed Doctson's comments, saying the team was using precaution with the rookie.
"Sore Achilles," the coach said of Doctson. "We're just trying to be smart with him. We don't want it to reoccur."
While Doctson battled a broken wrist last November in college, the Achilles injury is new, though both coach and player did not seemed alarmed.
DeSean Jackson also missed Wednesday's practice session, leaving the Redskins WR group down two of their most explosive players.
"I’ll go tomorrow," Doctson said. "Just a small tweak."
As for the missed OTA session, the rookie still tried to absorb as much as he could.
"I’m trying to learn, take mental reps. Everything’s going pretty easy right now, learning from the older guys and just watching them," he said. "I’m not happy I ain’t get to practice today, but I understand I gotta take it easy."