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Redskins QB Situation: Colt McCoy sharp early before leaving for 'precautionary reasons'

Redskins QB Situation: Colt McCoy sharp early before leaving for 'precautionary reasons'

RICHMOND -- Colt McCoy came out firing on Monday, having perhaps his best snaps of training camp, before he got tripped up late in the session and didn't finish the practice. McCoy walked off the field fine, showing no noticeable limp or even hitch in his step, but a Redskins spokesperson said that the quarterback's scheduled press conference session would be moved back a day so he could receive treatment on his leg.

A Redskins spokesperson later explained that McCoy left practice early for "precautionary reasons."

Big picture, McCoy is probably fine, or at least no different than where he was prior to practice. That's the interesting part though because McCoy is still working back from a broken leg suffered last December. Washington coach Jay Gruden made clear that McCoy will be getting rest during training camp and the plan was that the quarterback would not work four straight days in a row to give his leg a break. 

Couple leaving practice early on Monday with the plan to take it slowly throughout camp, and it seems clear McCoy's leg is still an issue, even if a minor one. That comes less than 24 hours after the Redskins released their first depth chart where McCoy landed as the No. 1 quarterback. 

Gruden was very clear in pointing out that the first depth chart was meaningless and only a media obligation, but he's also said all along that McCoy had a real chance at starting for the Redskins come Week 1 in Philadelphia. McCoy knows the offense best, and that shows up in practice, particularly before the ball is snapped. 

With McCoy out for the end of Monday's session, Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins both ran their normal two-minute drill to close out the session. They were joined by fourth QB Josh Woodrum running the drill too. Keenum had a pretty good day while Haskins struggled despite a few pretty deep balls. Woodrum only really worked in the final two-minute session.

Day 10 Redskins QB Performance:

  1. Colt McCoy* (left early)
  2. Case Keenum
  3. Dwayne Haskins

Redskins QB Situation:

Day 9: McCoy, Keenum, Haskins
Day 8: McCoy, Keenum, Haskins
Day 7: Keenum, McCoy, Haskins
Day 6: Keenum, Haskins, McCoy
Day 5: McCoy, Haskins, Keenum
Day 4: Haskins, McCoy, Keenum
Day 3: Keenum, Haskins, Woodrum
Day 2: Kennum, McCoy, Haskins
Day 1: Keenum, McCoy, Haskins

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Peter King says cutting Derrius Guice was the 'right call' by Ron Rivera

Peter King says cutting Derrius Guice was the 'right call' by Ron Rivera

After Derrius Guice was arrested on domestic violence charges Friday, the football world's eyes were fixated on the team's response to the allegations.

Facing a critical decision before his first season as Washington's head coach, Ron Rivera ultimately released the former second-round pick. Guice then went unclaimed on waivers

NBC Sports' Peter King was one of those individuals paying close attention to Washington's response to the allegations against Guice following a Washington Post story detailing sexual misconduct by several front-office executives. His take on Rivera's decision? It was the only decision to make. 

"I think that was a good first move, and the only move, Ron Rivera," King wrote in his Football Morning in America column. "Cutting Derrius Guice when the weight of evidence suggested domestic violence by the 2018 second-round running back. With everyone looking to see how the organization would react to any domestic issues after the behavior in the organization documented by the Washington Post, the franchise did the only thing it could do when the heinous behavior Guice was accused of in Virginia was made public.

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"In this climate, it was impossible for Washington to allow the legal system to run its course," King said. "This was the right call."

Washington's backfield is in a tough spot following Guice's release. The hope in 2020 was for him to become a featured back after his first two seasons in the league were marred by injury. Rivera will now have to lean on an aging Adrian Peterson again and two rookies who've had limited experience at the position. 

But those issues aren't the worst problems to have. Rivera and Washington were under pressure to make the right decision, and in King's eyes, they did. 

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Spring college football would 'really change some things' for Washington's draft preparation

Spring college football would 'really change some things' for Washington's draft preparation

The NFL may be pushing on with their 2020 season despite the challenges that come with playing during a global pandemic, but the same can't be said for college football. 

While some schools and conferences have canceled their fall sports seasons or pushed them back to the spring, the power five conferences have yet to make an official call on their respective football seasons. 

Whether those schools have a season, push it back to the spring or cancel it altogether will have major ramifications for NFL teams looking to add young talent to their rosters in the offseason. After all, only one first-round selection from the 2020 NFL Draft didn't play at a power five school. 

Whatever happens though, the Washington Football Team appears to have a plan in place for handling these unprecedented times. During his media availability Monday morning, Rivera assured reporters he and VP of Player Personnel Kyle Smith have discussed it. 

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"Kyle Smith and I have been talking about how he plans to do it and the way he's going to set things up," Rivera said. "[Smith] has got a plan and he's got a couple of ideas of the best way to handle it and now it's just a matter of waiting to see which one is going to unfold. They've been doing some of the Zoom calls with the colleges, talking to the folks there about some of the players on their roster right now." 

Still, there's only so much prep work you can do before you need some actual game film to assess these players. The situation with the power five is fluid and has a number of health and safety factors built into the decision, though Rivera acknowledged the difficulty of having a 2021 NFL Draft in the middle of a spring college football season. 

"We'll see what happens. If it turns out like some of the other [conferences] that they're going to play in the early spring, it's going to really change some things," he said. 

Washington has an extra third-round pick in next year's draft and it will be Rivera's second draft as the leader of the franchise. Ideally, he has as much information as possible to bring young talent into his locker room. 

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