Roundup: Josh Doctson back at Redskins practice

Kirk Cousins' newest weapon is returning to practice just in time for the regular season.

Redskins first-round rookie wideout Josh Doctson was activated from the physically unable to perform list just prior to the cut down to the 53-man roster. He suffered an Achilles injury during minicamp and is finally making his way back. He was seen at practice, per multiple reports.

Doctson was picked No. 22 overall after topping 1,000 yards receiving and double-digit touchdowns each of the past two seasons at TCU. He joins DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed on a list of pretty impressive offensive tools for Cousins in his second year as the starter.

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan called the pick a "slam dunk" back in May despite their depth at the position. Now it looks as though Doctson will get a chance to prove his GM correct as he works his way back onto the playing field.

The Redskins will also likely see running back Matt Jones return in time for Monday's opener against the Steelers. Jones said his shoulder feels "awesome" and he expects to play Monday, the Washington Post reported.

Here are some of the other injuries we are tracking the Monday before Kickoff Thursday:

  1. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will undergo additional tests on his back this week, the team announced. They'll decide in the next two days whether Romo will be on the 53-man roster or if he will be moved to short-term injured reserve, which would keep him out six games.
  1. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles didn't get a vote of confidence from Andy Reid for Week 1. "I think it's a stretch for him to play on Sunday," Reid said. Charles is coming back from an ACL tear that he suffered last season.
  1. Jordy Nelson is full-go and expected to play Week 1 against the Jaguars, coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. He was placed on the PUP list in July after sustaining an injury to his left knee. Nelson missed the entire 2015 season with a right knee injury.
  1. Falcons wideout Julio Jones (ankle) is expected to be a full participant in practice Wednesday.
  1. Texans star J.J. Watt returned to practice Monday. Watt underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in July while also playing through a handful of injuries last season.
  1. Bears guard Kyle Long missed practice Monday. The team has Tuesday off and coach John Fox says they'll know more on Wednesday regarding his situation. Long just agreed to a four-year, $40 million dollar extension.
  1. Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said wide receiver DeVante Parker is continuing to deal with hamstring issues that could sideline him for Week 1.
  1. Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters Monday that Kelvin Benjamin is expected to see about 35 snaps in his return to action Thursday against the Broncos. Benjamin missed the entire 2015 season after tearing his ACL in training camp.
  1. Lions tight end Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice on Monday , according to multiple reporters. It's his first practice since he went down on August 6.
  1. Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa did not practice Monday. "He was a little tight, so we held him out today," coach Mike McCoy told reporters. "We'll take it one day at a time."
  1. The Raiders have placed defensive lineman Mario Edwards, Jr. (hip) on injured reserve. He's a candidate for designated to return.
  1. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that they are taking it one day at a time with tight end Jimmy Graham (knee). No decision has been made yet on Week 1 availability.
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