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Colt McCoy | Quarterback

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Texas
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Redskins placed QB Colt McCoy on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.
He has a herniated disc. So ends McCoy's farcical run as the Redskins' starter. Robert Griffin III will be backed up by Kirk Cousins for the season's final two games. McCoy completed 71.1 percent of his 128 pass attempts for coach Jay Gruden, posting an 8.26 YPA and 4:3 TD:INT ratio in the process. They're good numbers, but inevitably would have plummeted the longer McCoy was allowed to remain under center. A journeyman who will be 29 in 2015, McCoy will fight for someone's No. 2 job next season. Dec 16 - 2:20 PM

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Colt McCoy (neck) is expected to be inactive for Week 16.

McCoy aggravated his neck injury against the Giants. Robert Griffin III will get the start against the Eagles, and be backed up by Kirk Cousins. McCoy has quite likely played his final snap of 2014. It's possible he'll be sent to injured reserve before the week is through. A 28-year-old journeyman headed back to the open market, McCoy didn't show enough this season to earn serious consideration as someone's backup in 2015.
Dec 15 - 3:36 PM

Colt McCoy exited Sunday's Week 15 game against the Giants with a neck injury.

McCoy re-injured his neck on the Redskins' opening drive. He's listed as questionable to return. Robert Griffin III has replaced McCoy at quarterback.
Dec 14 - 1:28 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim confirms Colt McCoy (neck) has been cleared for Week 15 and will start against the Giants.

As expected. McCoy handled the Skins' first-team quarterback reps all week and will get the nod over Robert Griffin III. Predictably playing more poorly the more he plays, McCoy makes for a streamer target with the Giants' defense.
Dec 12 - 3:45 PM

Colt McCoy handled all of the first-team quarterback reps in Redskins practice Friday and is expected to start against the Giants.

McCoy's return to health is good news for Jordan Reed and perhaps DeSean Jackson, assuming D-Jax (fibula) plays against the Giants. We like New York's defense as a Week 15 streamer play. McCoy is banged up and was terrible last week.
Dec 12 - 1:48 PM

Speaking after Thursday's practice, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Colt McCoy (neck) "looked fine," and hinted he'll be under center for Week 15.

"We're still waiting on full clearance from Colt," Gruden said. "Colt had a good day today, and so long as he goes through the proper necessary precautions and make sure he gets clear, Colt will be the starter." Going down with the McCoy ship is an interesting strategy for a coach with two better quarterbacks on the roster, but Gruden is obviously convinced he gives the 'Skins their best chance to win. McCoy will be a bottom-barrel QB2 against the Giants if he indeed suits up. He's off the radar in daily leagues.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 11 - 1:27 PM

Colt McCoy (neck) has taken the first reps of position drills each of the past two days.

McCoy was officially limited in Wednesday's practice, and likely will be again Thursday, but observers have noted McCoy seems to be moving around fine after straining his neck in Week 14. Signs point to McCoy getting the start against the Giants, but coach Jay Gruden has yet to formally announce a decision.
Dec 11 - 10:47 AM

Colt McCoy (neck) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

McCoy was able to do some work on the side, but hasn't been cleared to practice. He's expected to remain the starter if healthy. McCoy's status will be updated again on Thursday.
Dec 10 - 3:49 PM

The neck injury Colt McCoy sustained Sunday is reportedly not long-term.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Redskins will wait to see how McCoy's neck progresses before making a call on his status. There's no structural damage. If McCoy gets cleared, we'd expect Jay Gruden to stick with him. If not, Gruden will have to do what he clearly dreads: Turn back to Robert Griffin III.
Dec 9 - 10:04 AM

If healthy, Colt McCoy (neck) expects to remain the Redskins' starter for Week 15.

McCoy is still awaiting test results. "Once I get all that information, then I'll make a decision on the quarterback position," were the words of coach Jay Gruden on Monday. McCoy was miserably-ineffective in Sunday's shutout loss to the Rams, but on-field play isn't the only thing at play in the Redskins' quarterback decision. Owner Dan Snyder has bet the house on Robert Griffin III, and could demand that he's reinserted under center for the season's final three games. RGIII has been woeful in 2014, but there isn't much reason for him not to be starting for a 3-10 team. The Redskins need to see if he can make any progress in Gruden's system, or perhaps if Gruden can adjust his tendencies to RGIII's. McCoy playing more reps would contribute exactly zero to the Redskins' future.
Dec 8 - 2:54 PM

Colt McCoy is getting more tests on his strained neck Monday.

We still don't have an exact diagnosis on the injury that knocked McCoy out of Sunday's ugly loss to the Rams. His status for Week 15 is unknown, with backup Robert Griffin III waiting in the wings. McCoy admitted Monday the pain in his neck is still as severe as it was Sunday night.
Dec 8 - 11:51 AM

Colt McCoy completed 20-of-32 passes for 199 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Redskins' 24-0, Week 14 blowout loss to the Rams.

McCoy looked overwhelmed by the Rams' pass rush, taking six sacks before exiting deep into the fourth quarter with what the Redskins called a neck strain. Robert Griffin III came on in relief to go 3-of-4 for 33 yards. The Redskins fans had been chanting for RGIII all afternoon. McCoy overthrew Ryan Grant on the opening drive for his first interception before throwing his second one in the fourth quarter. RGIII deserves to start Week 15 against the Giants.
Dec 7 - 4:04 PM

Colt McCoy completed 31-of-47 passes for 392 yards and three touchdowns Week 13 against the Colts.

The offense struggled mightily in the first quarter, but McCoy settled in as the game wore on. He led the offense on three scoring drives of 80 yards or more and at one point in the third quarter had Washington within three points. McCoy did fumble four times, including a scoop and score that blew the game open in the third quarter and a strip-sack on fourth down. Despite the fumbles, McCoy showed he will be able to at least move the Redskins' offense the rest of the season.
Nov 30 - 5:18 PM

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Colt McCoy will start Week 13 against the Colts, and Robert Griffin III has been benched.

Gruden said he believed McCoy deserved a promotion. The Redskins likely would have won last week in San Francisco had McCoy been under center. McCoy won't be a recommended fantasy option, though he could rack up garbage-time numbers as a QB2 on Sunday in Indianapolis. DeSean Jackson remains a WR2 with big-play upside. Alfred Morris's stock may take the biggest hit, as he's always had more success running the ball with RGIII under center.
Nov 26 - 12:12 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Redskins are planning to start Colt McCoy in Week 13 at Indianapolis.

Schefter reports Robert Griffin III remains "a significant part" of the Redskins' long-term plan, but it appears the coaching staff has decided McCoy offers a better chance to be competitive at this moment. Coach Jay Gruden has not been able to run his offense with RG3 under center. McCoy has appeared in two games this year, completing 85.7 percent of his throws for 427 yards with a touchdown and an interception, engineering an upset of Dallas and leading the game-winning drive versus Tennessee. We suspect McCoy will close out the season as the Redskins' starter.
Nov 25 - 11:14 PM

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QB1Robert Griffin III
2Kirk Cousins
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
4Chris Thompson
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Darrel Young
3RB1Roy Helu
2Silas Redd
FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Santana Moss
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Leonard Hankerson
3Ryan Grant
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Logan Paulsen
K1Kai Forbath