Jets Sign Former 1st-Rnd WR Josh Doctson

     

The Jets announced on Saturday they have signed WR Josh Doctson to the roster. 

Doctson was a free agent after being waived by the Vikings late in the 2019 season. It’s an intriguing, low-risk pickup by the Jets as they seek to improve their receiving corps this offseason by adding the former Redskins first-round pick. 

Doctson, 27, was taken in the first round out of TCU in 2016 by the Redskins. He signed a four-year, $10.049 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $1,820,406 for the 2019 season when the Redskins released him after the preseason. 

The Vikings later signed Doctson to a contract before placing him on injured reserve with a leg injury soon after. Minnesota designated him to return from injured reserve but ended up waiving him in November after appearing in just one game. 

In 2018, Doctson appeared in 15 games for the Redskins and caught 44 passes for 532 yards receiving (12.1 YPC) and two touchdowns.

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