Just days after letting former first-round pick Laquon Treadwell leave before the end of his rookie contract, the Minnesota Vikings have signed another member of the 2016 receiver class that, thus far, hasn’t really lived up to expectations.
Former Washington first-round pick Josh Doctson reached agreement with the Minnesota Vikings, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2019
According to numerous sources on social media (though Adam Schefter is who I saw it from first), the Vikings have signed former Washington Redskins receiver Josh Doctson to a one-year deal.
Doctson was taken by the Redskins with the 22nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, just one selection before the Vikings drafted Treadwell. While he hasn’t lit the league on fire in his three seasons, you can definitely say he’s put up better numbers than Treadwell has. He played in just two games as a rookie because of an Achilles injury, catching only two passes. In his past two seasons, however, he has caught 79 passes for 1,034 yards and eight touchdowns, including six touchdown catches in a 2017 that he played with current Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.
We have not seen a corresponding roster move that will allow Doctson to have a spot on the roster, but when we see one we will update this story with it.
What are your thoughts on the Josh Doctson signing, ladies and gentlemen?