March 09, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Redskins re-sign Colt McCoy
The Washington Redskins re-signed quarterback Colt McCoy to back up starter Kirk Cousins. McCoy steps in for Robert Griffin III, who was released. McCoy has spent the past two seasons with the Redskins. He played in five games with four starts in 2014, completing 71.1 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and three interceptions. He averaged 8.3 yards per pass attempt. McCoy lost his job because of a season-ending neck injury. McCoy re-signed with Washington in hopes of competing for the starting job. But the Redskins opted for Cousins, and McCoy served as the backup all season. He ended up playing in two games, completing 7 of 11 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown. McCoy has also played for Cleveland and San Francisco. The former third-round pick from Texas has played in 35 career games with 26 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.