Prior to the Redskins' first practices of training camp, the team announced that linebacker Junior Galette was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, while wide receiver Josh Doctson and four others were placed on the PUP list.*
The Redskins announced on Thursday that they have placed linebacker Junior Galette on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. They also placed first-round wide receiver Josh Doctson, along with tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Perry Riley Jr., left guard Shawn Lauvao and wide receiver Reggie Diggs to the Active/Physically unable to Perform list.
Galette's roster move doesn't come as a surprise once news broke that the linebacker tore his right Achilles working out privately over the weekend. This, after tearing his left Achilles in practice last August, just a month after signing with the Redskins, which wiped out his entire 2015 season.
"We're upset obviously, more so of him as an individual," Gruden said at his first training camp press conference. "Just watching him work and getting ready from the previous injury, how hard he was training, the attitude that he came into the building with and the excitement that he was going to bring to this football team only to see it cut short with another Achilles. 'Devastated' is a good word for him."
Doctson's designation is a little more worrisome, however, as it was long-thought that the rookie wide receiver would be ready to go for training camp.
The TCU product didn't participate in practice during OTAs and minicamp after he strained his Achilles early in a spring practice. Head coach Jay Gruden closely monitored his progress and said Doctson "could probably go [practice]" back in mid-June, but wanted to take precautions in an effort to have him healthy for camp. It will now take a little longer to see him compete on the field.
Carrier, Riley Jr. and Lauvao join Doctson as they each continue to recover from lingering injuries suffered last season.
Carrier, whom Gruden expected to be a question mark entering camp, tore his ACL and MCL in Week 14 against the Bears and has been vigorously rehabbing over the summer. Tight ends coach Wes Phillips has been impressed with his regimen, which has put him way ahead of the usual 9-12 month timetable for return.
Riley Jr. walked in a boot for most of the spring recovering from surgery to his foot, which he injured during a practice in early December. Lauvao, meanwhile, was sent to the injured/reserve list after spraining his ankle against the Giants in Week 3. Over the course of last season, he also had five procedures done to both feet, including two major surgeries in the winter.
"I imagine he'll be a couple days still," Gruden said of Lauvao on Wednesday. "But I think he'll be ready to roll shortly."
College free agent Reggie Diggs, with an injured knee in OTAs, rounds out the PUP list.
The designation means players cannot practice with the team, but can attend team meetings and continue to receive treatment from the medical staff.