Tight end Jordan Reed and wide receiver Josh Doctson both were sidelined by injuries on the opening day of veteran minicamp at Redskins Park.
Reed turned an ankle during OTAs last week. Doctson, meanwhile, has been dealing with Achilles’ tendon soreness for a couple of weeks.
“He wanted to practice today but we just keep him out,” Coach Jay Gruden said of Reed.
Reed stood on the sideline for all of Tuesday’s nearly two-hour practice—a likely indication that the ailment is not serious. It’s the same ankle injury that sidelined him last week.
Gruden added that he expects Reed to miss the remainder of minicamp.
As for Doctson, he participated in some intense rehab early in practice and then watched the team portion from the sideline. The rookie has been sidelined for a couple of weeks due to a nagging Achilles injury.
“Josh is improving; we have a couple of days left here,” Gruden said. “It’s a little tendonitis on his Achilles. We just want make sure we get it taken care of now so that it doesn’t act up anymore. He probably could go, we’re just being precautionary.”
The good news? After minicamp, Reed and Doctson will have almost six weeks to get healthy before training camp begins in Richmond.