LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 04: Wide receiver Josh Doctson #18 of the Washington Redskins reacts after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at FedExField on November 4, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.
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New York Jets wide receiver Josh Doctson has officially opted out of the 2020 season. He becomes the third Jet to do so.

Josh Docston has opted out of the 2020 NFL season, per the league’s official transaction wire, and quickly confirmed by the New York Jets.

Doctson, 27, signed with the Jets this past February. Originally a first-round pick of Washington in 2016, Doctson could never quite match his production up with his draft status.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver dressed for just two games his rookie season, hauling in two receptions for 66 yards. He missed the final 14 games that year due to Achilles’ tendonitis in both legs.


The following two seasons featured Doctson on the field (16 games in 2017 and 15 games in 2018), but the production is what lacked. In 31 games in D.C., Doctson tallied just 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns on 81 total grabs.

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The TCU product ran a 4.50-second 40-yard at the combine but put forth ridiculous marks in both the vertical (41 inches) and broad (131 inches).

After a lost season in Minnesota, Joe Douglas scooped him up this past offseason, hoping he could squeeze out the potential that’s never arrived.

Doctson joins C.J. Mosley and Leo Koloamatangi on the team’s Reserve/Opt-Out list.


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