The headlines two weeks ago said that the Redskins are moving their training camp to Richmond starting in 2013. But the lead was buried.The location of training camp only matters for about three weeks per year. For the next eight years at least, the Redskins will spend the other 11 months out of the year in Loudoun County, Virginia.On Tuesday, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors formalized the agreement that had been reached with the team earlier, one that will keep the Redskins in Loudoun.We are a proud business partner, said Mitch Gershman, the teams chief marketing officer. We look forward to staying in Loudoun for years to come.The county will pay the Redskins 2 million over four years starting in 2013. As part of the deal, Loudoun will be receiving a good amount of advertising and PR from the team including banner ads on the website, mentions in press releases, and placement on press conference backdrops at Redskins Park.The Virginia legislature was not entirely pleased with the states part of the deal, which pays the Redskins 4 million. That did not appear to be the case in Loudoun as nary a dissenting voice was heard.Im just delighted that you all are staying here in Loudoun, said Supervisor Suzanne Volpe.I just want to say to the critics that I think this is a good deal. I really do. And I think that the Redskins add value to our local economy, added Supervisor Ken Reid.The payments to the Redskins will come from hotel taxes. The Redskins estimate that the promotional services they will provide Loudoun will be worth 16 million over the eight years on the deal.
WR Josh Doctson (Achilles)—While they wanted to wait until after the bye week to make this determination they sent the top draft pick to some more specialists and the decision was made to put him on the shelf. Jay Gruden said that he could return later in the season. The earliest he could do so would be Week 15.
TE Jordan Reed (concussion)—The star tight end had symptoms after the Ravens game and it was determined that he has a concussion. This week he did get to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday but he was not on the field Thursday or Friday. This will be the second game missed for Reed.
WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder)—He did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday but he practiced on Friday and Gruden said “he ran around pretty good”. Both Jackson and Gruden seem to be confident that he will play but that remains to be seen.
Not on injury report
LB Su’a Cravens (concussion)—He entered the concussion protocol immediately after the Browns game. The rookie was a full go in practice on Thursday and Friday and Gruden said that “he’s good to go” after missing two games.
- TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee)
- LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad)
- DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder)
- RB Theo Riddick (ankle)
- T Corey Robinson (ankle)
- DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle)
- G Larry Warford (groin)
- RB Dwayne Washington (ankle)
- LB Tahir Whitehead (abdomen)
When the Redskins drafted Josh Doctson No. 22 overall, the idea was the rookie receiver out of TCU would push DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon for snaps and catches. An Achilles injury limited Doctson's ability to hit the field, and now has landed the receiver on the injured reserve list.
Washington coach Jay Gruden announced the move to IR on Friday and said "It's best for him. For his state of mind it's important to get this thing fixed."
Doctson opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list and did not play in the preseason. He did not open the regular season on the IR, however, and played in the Redskins first two games against the Steelers and Cowboys, both losses.
From there, Doctson was inactive for four weeks before landing on the IR.
"I feel terrible for Josh," offensive coordinator Sean McVay said.
Moving Doctson to the IR had been discussed for a few weeks as his Achilles injury did not seem to improve, but Gruden and the Redskins front office wanted to wait and see if the rookie could rebound from the injury. A myriad of tests have been done on the affected area and did not reveal damage, so the cause of Doctson's pain remains unknown.
Expect much more information on Doctson and what it means for the Redskins receiving group to come.
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