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Redskins WR Josh Doctson: ‘I think I’m hitting free agency next year’

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The production hasn’t matched the investment. And that means receiver Josh Doctson is likely entering his final season in Washington. There have been flashes; there has been frustration. There have been others to blame; there are times it’s all on Doctson.

Regardless, Doctson appears to have found a peace with his situation. Experience combined with age, an offseason trip to Rwanda and some spiritual reading have left Doctson in a better place mentally.

That’s how the 26-year-old will enter this season when the Washington Redskins begin training camp on July 25. The Redskins didn’t pick up his fifth-year option in the spring and they drafted two receivers in late April.

“I think I’m hitting free agency next year. I won’t be the first, won’t be the last,” he said. “It’s nothing to be sad about, be mad about. Someone wants you there, so it’s all love.”china nike nfl jerseys cheap

And it’s nothing he will use as motivation.4

“No, because that would mean it would have gotten to me and I’d feel some type of way. There’s no motivation,” he said. “I’m not trying to prove nothing to nobody. Just trying to get chemistry with the quarterbacks.”

That wasn’t said with any sort of defiance. Rather, Doctson’s not focused on outside perception and is worried only about the present, when he must maximize his chances. In the past two seasons, he has caught a combined 79 passes for 1,034 yards and eight touchdowns — numbers his fans had hoped would come in one season. His reception percentage during that time is 52%; the league average is 66.6.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china

There are two schools of thought at Redskins Park. The team should have moved on from Doctson because it can get the same production from others. And he’s playing in a passing system that features tight ends — Jordan Reed in particular — and no one will really know how well Doctson can play until he’s with another team. Not everyone has lost confidence in him.

“He goes after the ball like no other. I’m talking about a jump ball,” Redskins cornerback Josh Norman said. “He has his strengths and abilities to where he can be one of the top guys in this league if he wants it. … We have had a couple quarterback changes since he’s been here. You have to take that into consideration.”

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