Reed Doughty came to the Redskins as a sixth-round draft pick in 2006, halfway through Joe Gibbs' second tenure as coach. In Doughty's eight years with the team he started 54 games, including eight last year.
But he became a free agent after the season ended and the team decided not to bring him back. the 31-year-old Dought may not be done with football but he appears to be done with the Redskins. He sent this farewell message via his Instagram account.
Last week in the #DMV. Headed to CO when the kids get out of school. Been a good 8 yr run with the @redskins. Want to thank the Redskins organization, especially HOF coach Joe Gibbs. He valued character, hardwork and special teams. He believed in me enough to take a chance on me and draft me.
Thanks to my family, friends, coaches, teammates, fans, trainers, equipment managers, and all the people inside the redskins building who I have interacted with for 8 yrs. thanks to the people at @VSI_spinemd and@thevtfc for getting me healthy after I thought my career was over prematurely. Most of all I am thankful for the relationships I have built over the last 8 yrs. thanks to my church @cfcwired and our small group bible study. This group has encouraged me and my family, prayed for us, and have become lifelong friends.
God never ceases to amaze me. I pray that my life will be a living testimony of his faithfulness, mercy, grace and love. Whether I continue on my NFL journey or transition into a new career, I am thankful. I have my best friend, my wife Katie Deters Doughty, to share life with and raise our boys together. God Bless!