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Vikings swap one 1st round bust for another, sign former Redskins WR Josh Doctson

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Cousins and Docston reunited

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins ended Josh Doctson’s time in Washington on Saturday. The former 2016 1st round pick started his time with the team dealing with a mystery foot injury, and ended it with questions about his commitment to the game of football. The Redskins went with youth at wide receiver, and put Doctson on waivers where he went unclaimed.

The Redskins took Josh Doctson with the 22nd pick after trading down one spot with the Houston Texans who took WR Will Fuller. The next pick after Doctson was the Vikings who selected Laquon Treadwell. All three of these receivers have been busts in the NFL. Treadwell was also cut on Saturday, but he hasn’t been signed. Josh Doctson will take his spot on the Vikings roster, and be reunited with former Redskins QB Kirk Cousins.

Doctson caught 35 passes for 502 yards and 6 TDs with Cousins in 2017. This was his best season in the NFL. But his first year was shortened by injury, and his last year he had Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson throwing to him at the end of the season. Can Doctson reach his potential with the Vikings and Cousins? Time will tell.