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Josh Doctson inactive for Redskins vs. Saints

October 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS Redksins wide receiver Josh Doctson will miss Monday’s game against the Saints with a heel injury.

Doctson, 25, was among the team’s list of inactives prior to kickoff. The former first rounder had missed most of practice throughout the week after he had his heel “kicked” during a team session last Monday.

In his place, wide receiver Michael Floyd is active for the first time this season. The Redskins signed Floyd on Sept. 17.

Coach Jay Gruden said Friday that Floyd had been making good progress in picking up the team’s playbook.

“You know, he hadn’t got a ton of reps but I think more learning in the classroom than anything,” Gruden said. “He’s trying to study. Originally, we had him coming in here to learn one position, but now with the injury to Josh possibly, we’ve had to have him learn both spots, so a lot of learning for him in the classroom. [Wide receiver coach] Ike [Hilliard] is doing an excellent job getting him ready. He looks good on the hoof out there.”

Maurice Harris will start in Doctson’s place.

This is Doctson’s first missed game since his rookie season in 2016. That year, he was out all but two games with an Achillesinjury.

In addition to Doctson, here’s who is out for the Redskins:

#WASvsNO inactives.WR Maurice Harris will start in Josh Doctson’s place. pic.twitter.com/DbpOOCPVfC Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 8, 2018

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