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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that receiver Josh Doctson, who has played in just one of the team’s three preseason game, may play some in the preseason finale on Thursday. Normally players expected to start or contribute heavily during the season sit out the fourth exhibition game.

But Gruden said that Doctson told him that he wants to play and that he would decide if he is going to let him in the next 24 hours.

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Doctson, who was a late scratch from Sunday’s game with an aggravation of a hamstring injury that kept him out of many training camp practices and the first preseason game. The 2016 first-round pick ran individual drills at practice on Tuesday. He looked fine running patterns but he often flexed his leg while on the way back to line up again.

Some other Redskins injury updates:

—Rookie OLB Ryan Anderson has not played since the Redskins’ first preseason game. He sustained a stinger in that game and he has not played since and he has practiced only sparingly. Today he was wearing his jersey and a helmet, looking like he wanted to participate. But during the time that the media was allowed to watch he was only a spectator during individual drills.

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—S Su’a Cravens (knee)  and C Spencer (knee) both watched practice from the side. They are supposed to be ready to play when the Redskins face the Eagles in the season opener on September 10.

—Phil Taylor, who is out for the season with a torn quad, is still on the active roster. The team apparently will wait until the cut to 53 to put him on injured reserve. They did not sign a defensive lineman to take his place.

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