There is a chance that the Redskins 2015 first-round pick may not be in Washington any longer than the 2019 season.
On Wednesday, the Redskins decided to decline wide receiver Josh Doctson's fifth-year option, according to NBC Sports Washington's J.P. Finlay and Ben Standig, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2019 season.
Doctson has had an up-and-down tenure in Washington. He played in just two games as a rookie, totaling two catches for 66 yards. But over the past two seasons, Doctson has combined for 79 receptions and 1,036 yards. A season ago, Doctson posted career-highs in receptions (44) and yards (532).
But for someone who the Redskins invested their No. 22 overall pick in three years ago, the production has not been there. Should the Redskins have picked up Doctson's option, he would have been owed $10.2 million in 2020, significantly more than his base salary of $1.8 million he is scheduled to make in 2018.
The Redskins made WR a priority in the draft, selecting Ohio State's Terry McLaurin in the third round and NC State's Kelvin Harmon in the sixth round. They are both expected to make the roster.
Entering 2019, there will be a lot of competition for playing time at the position, and Doctson must prove his worth as he now enters a contract year.
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