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Redskins Sign Quarterback Colt McCoy to Backup RGIII

by Chris Lingebach
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Quarterback Colt McCoy #2 of the San Francisco 49ers on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Quarterback Colt McCoy #2 of the San Francisco 49ers on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The Washington Redskins have signed free agent quarterback Colt McCoy, the team announced on Thursday.

McCoy, 27, spent three seasons in Cleveland after being drafted by the Browns with the 85th overall pick (3rd round) in 2010. In 2013, he was a backup for the 49ers, completing 1 of 1 passes for 13 yards.

McCoy has completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 4,401 yards and 21 touchdowns in 4 seasons.

“If you’re gonna have a third quarterback on the roster, it’s not gonna be a four-year veteran, Colt McCoy,” Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio told Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier. “You’re gonna take a flier on a young guy,  who eventually could replace Kirk Cousins.”

It’s unclear at this point which slot within the Redskins depth chart McCoy was brought in to fill.

Florio, on 106.7 The Fan as the news broke, would go on to say it’s too early, at this point, to rule out Cousins being traded prior to the 2014 season.

With respect to the Redskins signing McCoy, “It’s somebody there who’s in place in the event that Kirk Cousins would get traded.”

“I don’t close the door on the possibility of a Cousins trade,” he added.

One Redskins reporter, Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, said, “you got to think that’s the end of the Rex Grossman era around here.”

 

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