Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy practiced on Friday and was cleared by the team to play Sunday against the New York Giants. McCoy left last week’s loss to the St. Louis Rams with a sprained neck and only did limited work in practice Wednesday and Thursday.
McCoy left last week’s loss to the St. Louis Rams with a sprained neck and was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Head coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Thursday that he expects McCoy to start at quarterback on Sunday barring any setbacks.
If McCoy does start, it will be his third consecutive start and fourth this season. He was named the starter ahead of Robert Griffin III before the Redskins went to Indianapolis on Nov. 30. This season, he has completed 71.9 percent of his passes for 1,018 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.
Washington is 1-2 in McCoy's starts.
The Redskins are 1-4 in the five games started by Griffin and 1-4 in Kirk Cousins’ five starts this season. Washington is ranked No. 10 in passing yards and No. 26 in passing touchdowns this season.
- Phil Watson