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OffbeatRedskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season

17:41  04 december  2018
17:41  04 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Report: Redskins QB McCoy breaks leg, out for season

Report: Redskins QB McCoy breaks leg, out for season Colt McCoy, who was taking over for an injured Alex Smith, suffered the injury in the second quarter and was walking with a noticeable limp. He later had x-rays taken in the team's locker room. Mark Sanchez replaced McCoy under center. Sanchez joined the Washington organization in early November to serve as a backup to McCoy. He received his first regular season action since 2016.

The Redskins have tasked Sanchez with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture after McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the first half of their 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. McCoy ran to avoid a sack and tried to slide as the Eagles defense rushed

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffered an injury to his right leg and was replaced by Mark Sanchez. The Redskins have tasked Sanchez with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture after McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the first half of their 28-13

Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season© The Associated Press Washington Redskins' Colt McCoy (12) tries to avoid Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

PHILADELPHIA — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith.

Mark Sanchez now has his shot to morph from stay-at-home dad to stretch-drive starter.

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The Redskins have tasked Sanchez with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture after McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the first half of their 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. McCoy ran to avoid a sack and tried to slide as the Eagles defense rushed

The Redskins have tasked Sanchez with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture after McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the first half of their 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. McCoy ran to avoid a sack and tried to slide as the Eagles defense rushed

"Your heart definitely breaks for them," Sanchez said. "They're great competitors and great people. You never want it under those circumstances."

The Redskins have tasked Sanchez with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture after McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the first half of their 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

McCoy ran to avoid a sack and tried to slide as the Eagles defense rushed toward him. McCoy' planted his right leg into the turf and the lower part of the leg and ankle viciously whipped into safety Malcolm Jenkins' knee.

The Redskins know a thing or two about serious injuries to quarterbacks — McCoy got his chance because Smith suffered a broken right leg just weeks ago that has threatened his career.

After win over Redskins, Eagles have one more chance to save season Sunday at Dallas

After win over Redskins, Eagles have one more chance to save season Sunday at Dallas After Monday night, we probably should count the Washington Redskins out until further notice. They lost Alex Smith to a season-ending injury in November, and Colt McCoy to a season-ending fractured fibula on Monday night. The Eagles are still in the mix after a 28-13 win over the Redskins on Monday night. It wasn’t a pretty win, but little with the Eagles this season has been pretty. They just leaned on a Sanchez-led Redskins team and that was enough. The Eagles are just 6-6, a game behind the Cowboys, but the season might look a lot different after their trip to Texas.

The Redskins have tasked Sanchez with keeping the Redskins afloat in the NFC playoff picture after McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the first half of He made his second straight start since Smith was knocked out with a gruesome season -ending leg injury last month against Houston.

PHILADELPHIA — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg , the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith.

"We have to get a plan ready for Mark moving forward," coach Jay Gruden said. "We've got to play great football around him which we didn't do tonight."

McCoy stayed in the game and completed two short passes before limping off with the Redskins trailing 7-3 to the Super Bowl champion Eagles (6-6). He made his second straight start since Smith was knocked out with a gruesome season-ending leg injury last month against Houston. McCoy helped Washington score a pair of TDs, including a 9-yard TD pass on the backup's first pass in a regular-season game since 2015.

His start in the Thanksgiving game against Dallas was his first since 2014 and he won't get another one this year. McCoy, who started for Cleveland and San Francisco earlier in his career, had appeared in nine games over the last three-plus seasons with Washington, until Smith was injured.

Sanchez was the lone QB left on Washington's roster and finished 13 of 21 for 100 yards. He was sacked twice and threw an interception in the fourth with the Redskins trailing 22-13 that snuffed a rally.

Winners, losers from Eagles-Redskins 'Monday Night Football'

Winners, losers from Eagles-Redskins 'Monday Night Football' The Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Washington Redskins for an NFC East edition of “Monday Night Football” to cap off a lively NFL Week 13. Both teams needed a win badly to keep up with the Dallas Cowboys in the division. RELATED: Eagles win The Redskins got dealt a cruel blow when Colt McCoy was forced to exit with a leg injury, but then something remarkable happened that turned the game upside down. In the end, however, the home team was just too strong. Philadelphia would cruise to victory, winning 28-13 to improve to 6-6 on the season. Washington fell to 6-6, and the NFC East is suddenly a very crowded place.

Redskins QB Alex Smith out for season with broken leg . Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz. Quarterback Alex Smith suffered both a broken tibia and fibula during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Smith was carted off in the third quarter and had an air cast placed on his right leg after being sacked by

The Redskins have lost two starting quarterbacks to broken legs in the same month of the same season . Just two games since starting QB Alex Smith left the field with the broken tibia and fibula in his right leg , Colt McCoy left the field against the Eagles with a broken fibula .

Sanchez, signed two weeks ago, played for the first time since Jan. 1, 2017, when he was with Dallas.

"I was at home with my son who just turned two, who better be in bed, just praying for this opportunity," Sanchez said.

On his first snap, he handed the ball to Adrian Peterson, who raced 90 yards for a touchdown. The 33-year-old Peterson had the longest rushing TD of his career, the longest rushing score in Redskins' history and he became the oldest player in NFL history with a 90-yard rushing touchdown.

"It's been tough, but the one thing I like is how our guys respond," Peterson said.

Sanchez was once the franchise quarterback for the New York Jets and led them to the AFC championship game his first two seasons in the NFL. Sanchez was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft and drew comparisons to Joe Namath in New York. He was 4-2 in the postseason and helped the Jets beat Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in consecutive road playoff games in January 2011. But Sanchez had an NFL-leading 52 turnovers in 2012-13 and lost his starting job to Geno Smith. He spent two seasons with the Eagles and one with the Cowboys.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team 'discussed' Kaepernick

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team 'discussed' Kaepernick Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says the team "talked about and discussed" bringing in quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a tryout "but we will probably go in a different direction." Gruden told reporters during a conference call Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 that would there have been "a greater possibility" of considering Kaepernick if the Redskins were in need of a QB in Week 1 rather than at this stage of the season now.

Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy fractured his fibula against the Eagles on Monday and will miss the rest of the season , head coach Jay 19. Smith is also out for the season . Mark Sanchez replaced McCoy in Philadelphia. The Redskins scored a touchdown on Sanchez's first play in at quarterback .

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The lasting image of his time with the Jets came in 2012, when he fumbled after running into the backside of guard Brandon Moore. It was returned for a touchdown by New England's Steve Gregory in front of a national television audience on Thanksgiving night and was infamously labeled "The Butt Fumble."

Sanchez lost a fumble against the Eagles and actually saved the ball by pressing it against his rear end.

Sanchez was the pick to sign over Kellen Clemens, Josh Johnson, T.J. Yates and EJ Manuel because of his experience and success in the NFL. All five worked out at the team's facility after Smith was injured, and quality veteran QBs are in low supply.

Of course, former 49ers star Colin Kaepernick is still home unsigned and waiting for a resolution on his grievance against the league. There was an outcry of support on social media for the Redskins to at least bring in Kaepernick for a tryout.

"Mark Sanchez is playing QB on Monday Night Football and @Kaepernick7 is sitting at home. Think about that," disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong tweeted.

The Redskins could use a QB and PR boost after they claimed linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers after he was released by the San Francisco 49ers following a domestic violence arrest. He remains on the commissioner's exempt list and is facing league suspension.

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Report: Colin Kaepernick did not receive interest from Redskins, any NFL team.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said during the week that the team discussed the possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick in the wake of injuries to Alex Smith and Colt McCoy, but those discussions never got to the point where they reached out to the quarterback or his agent. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, neither the Redskins nor any other NFL team has tried to contact Kaepernick to discuss signing him or bringing him in for a workout. Gruden said this week that Washington talked about bringing in Kaepernick, but there would have been “a greater possibility” of him being an option if the injuries to Smith and Colt McCoy happened before the season.

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