Redskins Place Colt McCoy on IR; Promote LB Jackson Jeffcoat

Redskins Place Colt McCoy on IR; Promote LB Jackson Jeffcoat

Redskins Place Colt McCoy on IR; Promote LB Jackson Jeffcoat

The Washington Redskins decided to place quarterback Colt McCoy on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, ending his 2014 season.

McCoy suffered a sprained neck against the St Louis Rams in week 14. McCoy then re-aggravated the injury against the New York Giants this past Sunday.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said McCoy’s injury “isn’t considered long-term”.

“I’m very emotional about it because I’m very comfortable here and feel Jay, Sean and I see eye to eye on a lot of things,” said McCoy to the press on Tuesday.

The rookie head coach said that the team was not going to sign a third quarterback but instead was going to rely on Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as the quarterbacks for the rest of the season.

A lot of discussion this year has been focused on Griffin’s transformation into a “pocket-passer”, a transition Gruden says, “just comes with repetition. It’s important for us to have success on 1st and 2nd down…I don’t expect perfection from him.”

One of the main reasons the Redskins have had three different starting QB’s this season has been RGIII’s injuries. Gruden says he let the clock tick away late in the fourth quarter Sunday because he thought Robert was injured on a certain play and he didn’t have a player to replace him with. “Robert has to avoid crazy falls, stop putting himself in physical jeopardy.” A situation Gruden referred to as “Robert being Robert”.

The Redskins moved quickly to assign the roster spot left vacant by McCoy going to IR as they promoted linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat to the 53-man active roster.

In other news:

The Redskins signed NT Isaako Aaitui and LB Steve Beauharnais to their practice squad. The Redskins also released LB Justin Jackson from the practice squad.

Earlier in the week, the team waived CB Chase Minnifield from its Reserve/Injured list.

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