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#CLEvsWAS Injury Report: Josh Doctson Out


For Sunday's game against the Browns, the Redskins will be without three starters along with 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson, who continues to deal with an Achilles injury.

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The Washington Redskins have ruled out four players for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, as cornerback Bashaud Breeland (ankle), wide receiver Josh Doctson (Achilles), guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and cornerback Dashaun Phillips (hamstring) will not be active.

Check out these photos of Alabama offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio. the Redskins' 112th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Additionally, defensive ends Trent Murphy (elbow/shoulder) and Kendall Reyes (groin) are listed as questionable.

Breeland, Lauvao and Phillips all suffered their injuries during last weekend's 29-27 victory over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium and are considered week-to-week according to Redskins head coach Jay Gruden.

With both Breeland and Phillips not playing, the Redskins will use more of Greg Toler, Quinton Dunbar and Jonathan Allen opposite of Josh Norman.

Sunday will mark the first time Fuller will be active for a regular season game after appearing on the inactives list the first three games of the season.

"I'm just going in there just like any other game," Fuller said this week. "Just expecting to go out there and compete. Have fun. I'm looking forward to the 1-on-1 battles and just at the end of the day, it's just going out there and competing."

Toler, meanwhile, received his first start as a member of the Redskins last Sunday, appearing on 43 plays.

"It's football, so you've just got to be ready when your number is called," Toler said. "Just go out there and do what the coaches ask and what your team needs and asks of you. When your number is called you just got to be ready to step in."

Without Lauvao, Arie Kouandjio will make his first career start alongside tackle Trent Williams – who played left guard for the first time in his career against the Giants – and Spencer Long, who will be making his first career start at center.

"During the weeks where I'm not sure if I'm going to play or not, I try to do my best to prepare, too," Kouandjio said. "This kind of adds motivation, it's easier to spend more time studying and stuff like that when you know you're going to get in."

Doctson was a last-minute scratch for the Giants game as he "just didn't feel comfortable" with the Achilles issue that's been bothering him over the last few months. Without Doctson in the lineup, Colt McCoy saw his first action of the season.

"I had a few doctors I flew to go see and they said the same thing; so definitely something that's going to be reoccurring, could happen throughout the year, just through activity," Doctson said. "We're going to need a longer time span for it to just cool out, obviously we don't have that time right now."

Murphy is off to easily the best start of his three-year career, as the 2014 second-round pick has already collected three sacks and two fumbles forced.

"He's a true professional in the sense that he's always working at his craft to try and get better and you like when it pays off for a guy on game day, you know, with statistically speaking," defensive coordinator Joe Barry said. "So, he's played very well, he's got to continue to play very well for us."

Reyes has missed the last two games with a groin injury after recording two tackles on 17 snaps in Washington's season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For the Browns, meanwhile, cornerback Joe Haden (groin) and defensive back Ibraheim Campbell are listed as questionable. Haden did not play in last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins after recording two interceptions in Week 2. Cornerback Tramon Williams (shoulder) is also doubtful while defensive end Carl Nassib (hand) and wide receiver Corey Coleman (hand) are among the Browns players already ruled out for the contest.

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