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LAST SEASON: Redskins were cruising toward playoffs at 6-3 when QB Alex Smith broke right leg and injuries hit hard. Team went to Colt McCoy, Mark Sanchez and Josh...
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Adrian Peterson, WR Jamison Crowder, LB Preston Smith, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, G Shawn Lauvao, T Ty Nsekhe, LB Pernell McPhee, QB Josh...
Redskins full of uncertainty after injury-riddled season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins' constantly changing personnel reminded cornerback Josh Norman of a game show.
"It's like watching 'Jeopardy,'" Norman said as players cleaned out their lockers on Monday. "You watch 'Jeopardy?' When you watch it, do you see the same people?"
Redskins place Jordan Reed, Colt McCoy on injured reserve
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed tight end Jordan Reed and quarterback Colt McCoy on injured reserve.
Reed (strained toe muscle) and McCoy (broken leg) already had been ruled out for Washington's season-ending game against Philadelphia on Sunday.
The Redskins signed defensive end Marcus Smith and defensive back Alex Carter to their active roster.
Titans have safety Kenny Vaccaro available vs. Redskins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have starting safety Kenny Vaccaro available against the Washington Redskins after he worked his way through the concussion protocol.
That leaves the Titans (8-6) without only a pair of defensive starters. Linebacker Brian Orakpo is missing his second straight game with an injured elbow and cornerback Logan Ryan is on injured reserve with a broken left leg.
Josh Johnson is switching leagues, not teams
Josh Johnson is accustomed to moving around the NFL. On Wednesday, he moved from one league to another.
Johnson was the first player protected last week in a quarterbacks-only draft held by the Alliance of American Football, which will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl in February. His rights in the eight-team spring league were owned by the San Diego Fleet.
Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith.
Mark Sanchez now has his shot to morph from stay-at-home dad to stretch-drive starter.
"Your heart definitely breaks for them," Sanchez said. "They're great competitors and great people. You never want it under those circumstances."
Wentz tosses for 2 TDs, leads Eagles over Redskins 28-13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was at his best back on the move again.
Wentz tossed two touchdown passes, Darren Sproles ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles stayed in the hunt for the NFC East title with a 28-13 victory over the depleted Washington Redskins on Monday night.
The Eagles (6-6) won consecutive games for the first time since Nick Foles led them to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
Redskins lineman Williams hospitalized after Dallas game
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Washington left tackle Trent Williams was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons after getting hit in the chest but just missing one play in the Redskins' loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Williams stayed on the ground along the sideline at the end of an 8-yard run by Kapri Bibbs in the third quarter of the Cowboys' 31-23 victory Thursday.
McCoy, back home, loses in 1st start for Redskins since ’14
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colt McCoy still hasn't had a single rep in practice with Washington's first-team offense this season. That will finally come after his first NFL start in nearly four years.
McCoy comes home to Texas, seeking Redskins win over Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colt McCoy silenced his phone knowing he was coming back to his home state for his first NFL start in four years, in the stadium where he helped lead the Texas Longhorns to a shot at a national title as their star quarterback and where he last won a game as a pro.
Redskins turn to McCoy as starter, sign Sanchez as backup
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Colt McCoy knew exactly what his teammates needed to hear.
In the aftermath of a gut-wrenching two-point loss and the sickening season-ending injury to Alex Smith, McCoy stood up in the Washington Redskins locker room and addressed the group.
The Latest: Redskins sign Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation (all times local):
Coach Jay Gruden says the Washington Redskins are signing quarterback Mark Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy after Alex Smith's season-ending injury.
Steelers look to extend surge vs. road-weary Browns
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The faces change, sometimes at a dizzying rate. The results when the Cleveland Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers do not.
Each fall the Browns make their way to Heinz Field, typically with a new quarterback and frequently with a new head coach in tow.
And each trip ends in similar fashion: with a quiet bus ride back home after another stinging defeat in a rivalry that hasn't felt like much of one for more than two decades.
Jets and Redskins a study in contrasts at quarterback
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Unsure of Kirk Cousins' future, the Washington Redskins scoped out the quarterback market and saw a lot of unknowns.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed backup quarterback Colt McCoy to an extension that keeps him under contract through the 2019 season.
The team announced the deal Friday. NFL Network reported Thursday the contract could be worth up to $7 million.
The Washington Redskins traded a sixth-round round pick Friday to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for quarterback Kevin Hogan and a sixth-round pick.
In Hogan, the Redskins add a developmental quarterback to pair with veterans Alex Smith and Colt McCoy. Hogan, a 2016 fifth-round pick, started one game with the Browns last season. He has 621 career yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions.
- The Washington TimesRedskins push back against idea of trading up in NFL draftApril 23, 2019
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- The Washington TimesColt McCoy had leg surgery again: reportsMarch 25, 2019
- The Washington TimesStephen A. Smith thinks Tress Way, Redskins punter, started last year at quarterbackMarch 12, 2019
Watching this one, you’d never get the idea that the Big 12 was the Wide Open Offense Conference.
The Bears and Longhorns possessed all the explosive pop of a sparkler. It was almost as though the teams had combined for only three wins entering the encounter.
Redskins’ Vernon Davis going strong and long downfield at 33
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden will have what Vernon Davis is having.
Marveling at the physical condition of the 33-year-old tight end, the Washington Redskins coach asked Davis what he had for lunch and came away saying, "We should all get on the Vernon Davis diet." Davis is careful about what he eats, trains his body and his mind and is on pace for one of his best seasons in his 12th year in the NFL.
Redskins cut Nate Sudfeld, go with 2 quarterbacks
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Even with uncertainty about the future of Kirk Cousins, the Washington Redskins cut Nate Sudfeld to go with just two quarterbacks on their initial 53-man roster.
Sudfeld, a developmental prospect after being a sixth-round pick out of Indiana in 2016, was among the team's most notable cuts made Saturday before the deadline. Cousins is playing a second consecutive season on the franchise tag and could cost $34 million if retained under the same terms in 2018.
McCoy says he’s ready if Redskins call, this year or next
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The most important member of the Washington Redskins offense could easily become backup quarterback Colt McCoy.
Yes, there has been a lot of well-deserved talk about the critical roles of quarterback-turned-wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. and slot man Jamison Crowder. But McCoy, in his eighth season, is one play away from having the Redskins' fortunes in his hands.
Don’t expect any fireworks at the key position during this year’s camp. Kirk Cousins is firmly entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback, and as such will receive the bulk of the snaps with the first-team offense during drills.
Likewise, Colt McCoy is fully trusted by the coaching staff as the No. 2, and his experience in the system means he won’t need extra reps just to get up to speed — coach Jay Gruden feels McCoy can enter a game and run the entire playbook to success.
Big 12 lacking the star power of recent years
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In 2008, the Big 12 had unmatched star power.
Four of the top five finishers in the Heisman race hailed from the conference, including the winner, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford. Texas' Colt McCoy was second, Texas Tech's Graham Harrell was fourth and his teammate, Michael Crabtree, was fifth. Since then, the league has consistently produced top contenders for the award, with Baylor's Robert Griffin III winning in 2011.
Redskins’ Cavanaugh is an accomplished quarterback whisperer
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — When the Washington Redskins navigated the difficult process of replacing Robert Griffin III with Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback a year ago, Matt Cavanaugh was the man in the middle of it.
Griffin, Cousins and veteran Colt McCoy all wanted to start. Only one could, so Cavanaugh had heart-to-heart conversations about the situation.
Cousins resting means McCoy, Sudfeld get valuable experience
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Coach Jay Gruden decided Friday to give Kirk Cousins the night off and start Colt McCoy at quarterback in the Washington Redskins' preseason game against the New York Jets.
He waited to tell McCoy until the very last minute.
"I was walking out of the tunnel," McCoy said. "For me, that's the best-case scenario in my role. I've got to be counted on at any point. I thought I handled it all right."
Training camp observations: Redskins defense dominates two-minute drill
RICHMOND The Washington Redskins concluded practice on Saturday like they normally do with a two-minute drill and after two plays the session was almost over.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Colt McCoy doesn't believe the adage that the backup quarterback is always a team's most popular player.
"I think Kirk is pretty popular right now, but it's where I am," the Washington Redskins' second-stringer said, talking of the team's franchise player, second-year starter Kirk Cousins.
McCoy, though, has plenty of fans. Every day after practice, he heads for the sidelines at the team's training camp and spends up to a half hour signing...