Former Redskins QB Colt McCoy has reportedly agreed to terms to join the New York Giants, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
McCoy, who spent the last five seasons in the nation's capital, will join the G-Men on a one-year deal, worth $1.5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
McCoy was selected in the third round of 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
After joining the Redskins in 2015, McCoy would throw for 1,679 yards and 8 TDs in five seasons with the Redskins,
Of the fourteen signal-callers drafted in the 2010 class, he is the only one still currently on an NFL roster.
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Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy again did not participate in practice on Sunday and his status for the start of the regular season remains unclear, according to coach Jay Gruden.
McCoy, in a quarterback competition with Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins, has yet to play in a preseason game. He remained confident that his recovery from a broken right leg last Dec. 4 is on track despite setbacks during the offseason and a recurrence of pain during training camp.
“Sooner rather than later,” McCoy told reporters in the locker room after practice when asked his assessment of a return.
But that might be wishful thinking. McCoy admitted he went to see renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson while the Redskins were in Richmond for training camp. There is no sign he’s about to return to practice this week before a Thursday preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.
“It might not be the end of camp, it might be two or three weeks into the season,” Gruden said. “We don't know yet. Like I said, there's no timetable for him until he feels like he's 100 percent to push off that leg. Until that time comes, he's going to be rehabbing.”
Gruden admitted surprise that the broken leg hasn’t healed completely almost months after McCoy went down in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but cast no blame on the training or medical staff and called it “a fluke-type thing.”
Gruden said that McCoy did not re-aggravate the injury at all during training camp in Richmond. It’s the same injury he’s been trying to heal from for months. He also wasn’t ready to say if the Redskins would pursue another quarterback.
That can wait until after the third preseason game and when they have a better idea of McCoy’s status and whether they absolutely need one on the roster. For now, Gruden believes McCoy is on a path to return. It shouldn’t be too long. Maybe. But when, exactly, has left everyone frustrated.
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Expected Redskins starter for the upcoming season, Colt McCoy, has been officially ruled out of Thursday nights preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Right now he’s not able to do much," Gruden said. "He's dealing with the same injury from last December."
McCoy broke his fibula in a December 3rd game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tomorrow night Case Keenum will start and then Dwayne Haskins will follow.
It's looked like the job has been McCoy's to lose all offseason, but this development surrounding his recovery timetable will definitely add some suspense in D.C.
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