By Martin Gallagher
Redskins coach Jay Gruden has made his pick:
Colt McCoy will sit tomorrow night at Cleveland, Case Keenum starts, and then rook Dwayne Haskins will take his first NFL snaps.
A source told The Fan last night that McCoy won’t play:
Gruden hinted at the possibility on Sunday when he said just three of his four quarterbacks were likely to play.
McCoy is still recovering from offseason lower leg surgery after breaking his leg last November.After an initial surgery to try and get him ready for a potential postseason run had him walking by January, McCoy had a series of follow-up procedures that kept him out of OTAs and mini-camp.
“I had three, but we’re fine,” McCoy said on July 26th, the only time he’s addressed the collective media in camp. “You know, sometimes things happen and I don’t really want to get into it too much, but I know that I’m at a point right now where I feel good enough to get out there and throw and move around and just everyday working through that and seeing how it feels, and, again, everyone here is real supportive of me and my situation. I want to be out there and compete.”
McCoy is almost entirely healed from the injury and is at a level where he could play if this were the regular season. He’s still learning to trust the leg though, both moving around and pushing off to drive throws.