The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Washington Redskins wideout Josh Doctson to a one-year deal, according to a report Monday by ESPN.
The move, subsequently confirmed by other outlets, reunites Doctson, the No. 22 overall pick out of TCU in the 2016 draft, with former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Doctson recorded his best season as a pro with Cousins as his quarterback in 2017, finishing with 35 catches, 502 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 16 games (14 starts).
Last season, Doctson caught 44 passes for 532 yards and two touchdowns, but while some of those numbers were career highs, it wasn’t enough for the Redskins to pick up his fifth-year rookie option earlier this offseason.
“I think I’m hitting free agency next year. I won’t be the first, won’t be the last,” Doctson told ESPN in July. “It’s nothing to be sad about, be mad about. Someone wants you there, so it’s all love.”
The Redskins made Doctson’s departure official on Saturday when they included the 26-year-old among their finals cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit.
Doctson finishes his time with the Redskins with 81 catches for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.