McCoy, 27, started four games for the Redskins last season, winning just one game. He played in five games for Washington, completing 71.1% of his passes for 1,057 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.
He was a third-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2010 out of Texas and has a 7-18 career record with 5,458 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.
McCoy returns to the Redskins and a depth chart featuring Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. Washington finished No. 13 in yards gained and No. 26 in scoring last season. As a team, the Redskins threw for 4,047 yards, 18 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Washington’s offseason has centered mainly on upgrading its defense, which finished No. 29 in scoring defense last season. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was fired and replaced by former San Diego Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry.
The Redskins have signed cornerback Chris Culliver, defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.
- Paul Palladino