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Sport Colt McCoy to start for Washington Sunday

22:15  04 october  2019
22:15  04 october  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Washington coach Jay Gruden has made his decision, which basically amounted to picking C) Other.

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 8:  Colt McCoy #12 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland defeated Washington 30-10. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)© Kirk Irwin CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 8: Colt McCoy #12 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland defeated Washington 30-10. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Gruden just told reporters that Colt McCoy will start this week against the Patriots, in his first action of the season.

McCoy was coming off multiple surgeries related to last December’s broken leg.

But with Case Keenum coming off a foot injury, and rookie Dwayne Haskins failing to inspire in his cameo last week, Gruden is going with the known commodity.

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He said McCoy took all the first team reps in practice this week, and the team was aware of how this one was going to go. He also said he knows who will back up Sunday, but he wasn’t disclosing that information.

Gruden has long defended McCoy, and apparently sees him as the safest option at the moment, at a time when his own job security is very much in question.

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