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Recently Released Former 1st-Round WR Signs With New Team

A general view of the Minnesota Vikings stadium.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: General stadium view of the Minnesota Vikings against the San Diego Chargers at US Bank stadium on August 28, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Josh Doctson, a 2016 first-round pick who was released by the Washington Redskins over the weekend, has reportedly reached an agreement with a new team.

Doctson will sign with the Minnesota Vikings, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ironically, the Vikings cut their 2016 first-round wideout Laquon Treadwell over the weekend.

Both Treadwell and Doctson failed to live up to expectations with their first teams. An Achilles injury doomed Doctson's first season in D.C., limiting him to two games.

In 2017 and 2018, he caught 79 passes in 31 games, compiling 1,034 yards and eight touchdowns.

Doctson has some familiarity with Kirk Cousins, the starting quarterback in Minnesota. The two played together in Washington in 2016 and 2017. Minnesota also has an obvious need at wide receiver, considering the team kept only four on its initial 53-man roster. Behind standouts Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, there isn't much depth.

This is a pretty solid low-risk, high-reward signing for the Vikes. If Doctson impresses, they found a competent No. 3 receiver for cheap.

If he doesn't, they can cut him with no harm done.