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16 Colt McCoy QB
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 9/5/1986 | Birthplace: Hobbs, NM, USA | Team: Washington | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Redskins QB Colt McCoy on track to start MNF vs. Cowboys


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to earn the starter reps this week, coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Monday, per ESPN. McCoy came off the bench for Kirk Cousins in the second half to lead his team to a 19-17 comeback victory over the Titans in Week 7. Barring a "big turnaround" from Robert Griffin's recovery from an ankle injury, McCoy will be the starter Week 8 against the Cowboys.

Colt McCoy no Kirk Cousins in Fantasy


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/19/2014) You can understand the Redskins' switch from Kirk Cousins to Colt McCoy at halftime Week 7 against Tennessee. Cousins had already committed two turnovers in the contest after throwing seven interceptions in his previous three games. But in Fantasy, he was still a viable contributor, throwing for multiple scores in four of five games prior to his Week 7 departure.

You shouldn't expect that sort of production from McCoy, who has hardly played since failing to impress as the starting quarterback for the Browns, a team still in search of a long-term answer at the position, in 2011. Though he led the Redskins back from a 10-6 deficit and had an impressive final line, completing 11 of 12 passes for 128 yards, understand that 70 of those yards came on his lone touchdown pass, a simple curl route that Pierre Garcon turned into a big gain.

In other words, the play belonged to Garcon, not McCoy. If not for a nifty move after catching the ball and then outrunning the defense, it would have been just a short gain. Which was kind of the norm for McCoy. How do you complete 91.7 percent of your passes? You make it so none go for more than 10 yards. And apart from that one to Garcon, none did.

McCoy averaged 5.9 yards per attempt during that 2011 season and has yet to prove he can stretch the field. Cousins certainly has. From a Fantasy perspective, you'd like to see the Redskins go back to Cousins Week 8 at Dallas because you can't count on anything from McCoy.


Colt McCoy comes off bench after halftime to lead Redskins to win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy came off the bench in the second half Sunday to lead Washington to a 19-17 comeback win against the Titans. 

Trailing 10-6 at halftime, the Redskins made the choice to replace Kirk Cousins with McCoy at the outset of the second half. Coach Jay Gruden immediately looked like a genius as McCoy's first pass went for a 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon to put Washington ahead 13-10.

McCoy then led a 10-play, 76-yard drive at the end of the game to set up Kai Forbath's 22-yard, game-winning field goal as time expired. McCoy completed 11 of 12 passes for 128 yards, while rushing for 3 yards on two carries.

"You hope that you don't have to go to No. 3, but if you do, you hope you go to a guy like Colt, who's a pro," Gruden said after the win.

Gruden also said he hasn't made a decision on who will start at quarterback in Week 8 against the Cowboys. Robert Griffin III (ankle) is expected to return to practice this week and could be in play to return next week.


Redskins bench Kirk Cousins in second half Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was benched at the beginning of the second half Week 7 vs. Tennessee in favor of Colt McCoy. Cousins was pulled with Washington trailing 10-6.

Cousins completed 10 of 16 passes in the first half, but he passed for just 139 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Cousins watched from the sidelines as McCoy completed his first pass of the game -- a 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon.


Redskins not considering turning to QB Colt McCoy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins leads the NFL with eight interceptions, with seven coming in the last three games. Coach Jay Gruden told the Washington Post he is not considering turning to third-stringer Colt McCoy.

Washington has dropped four straight entering Week 7 against the Titans.


Injuries dominate Redskins' inactive list


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Redskins announced their seven inactive players for Week 2 against the Jaguars, and included four players dealing with injuries.

Linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee), defensive lineman Kedric Golston (groin), defensive back Tracy Porter (hamstring) and tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) were all sidelined as a result of their injuries. They were joined on the inactive list by quarterback Colt McCoy, wide receiver Santana Moss and offensive lineman Spencer Long


Santana Moss among Washington's inactives Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss, quarterback Colt McCoy, cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee), guard Spencer Long, defensive tackle Frank Kearse and tackle Morgan Moses were all ruled inactive Week 1 at Houston.

Colt McCoy signs with Redskins


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Quarterback Colt McCoy signed with the Redskins. He appeared in four games for the 49ers last year after spending his first three seasons with Cleveland. McCoy heads to Washington as the No. 3 QB behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.

Colt McCoy utilized Sunday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) The San Francisco 49ers called upon quarterback Colt McCoy during the Week 8 blowout win over Jacksonville from London Sunday. Colin Kaepernick left with a comfortable lead. 

McCoy finished the game 1 for 1 for 13 yards before taking a knee. San Francisco has a bye Week 9 and Kaepernick will be back in the saddle for Week 10 vs. Carolina. 


49ers get several minor contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2013) The 49ers got several minor offensive contributions in their win over Houston. Wideout Kyle Williams ran 13 yards on an end-around, and fullback Bruce Miller caught a 4-yard pass.

Backup quarterback Colt McCoy took three kneeldowns to salt away the victory. Wideout Jon Baldwin started and was targeted twice but did not make a catch.


Colt McCoy locks up backup QB job for 49ers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) After a strong performance during Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tabbed Colt McCoy as the backup quarterback to starter Colin Kaepernick.

"I feel real good about Colt as the backup quarterback," Harbaugh said, per CSN Bay Area.

McCoy completed 11 of 15 passes for 109 yards. He did not have a touchdown and one interception, but McCoy is completing 60.7 percent of his passes (17 for 28) in three preseason games.

"Over the last week, I feel like things have come together," McCoy said Sunday. "I practiced really well. And, then, minus a couple exceptions, I felt I played well tonight. All that is confidence for me, moving forward. Was I ever scared or nervous? No, I wasn't worried about the situation. I was more concerned about me getting a grasp of what's going on. And I really think I'm on my way to a lot of improvement there."


Colt McCoy still No. 2 quarterback


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2013) 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Colt McCoy will be the No. 2 quarterback Sunday against the Vikings. Scott Tolzien and B.J. Daniels will enter after McCoy, but Harbaugh did not say in what order.

B.J. Daniels gaining in 49ers' backup quarterback battle


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) 49ers rookie quarterback B.J. Daniels will get more practice reps this week after his "encouraging performance" Friday against Kansas City, coach Jim Harbaugh said. Daniels' reps will be in line with those of Colt McCoy and Scott Tolzien, according to the Sacramento Bee.

All are vying to back up Colin Kaepernick.

"It was an encouraging performance, and he's done some encouraging things in practice as well," Harbaugh said of Daniels, who hit 6 of 9 throws for 72 yards and a touchdown. "So he continues on his process and he competed well and made plays. As far as it stands for him, it was encouraging. And when somebody does a good job you give them a little more."

McCoy tossed an interception, and Tolzien threw two passes that should have been picked off.


Colt McCoy headed for MRI


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/9/2013) 49ers backup quarterback Colt McCoy will have an MRI on his shoulder and neck Friday morning after suffering what he described as a stinger late in the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game against Denver, reports the Sacramento Bee.

"Just got it jammed up in my neck," McCoy said of his right, throwing shoulder. "So we'll look at it in the morning."

McCoy described the MRI has precautionary. He remained in the game for three more plays. All of them were incompletions, including an interception on the last attempt.


Colt McCoy leaves with shoulder injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) 49ers backup quarterback Colt McCoy was forced to leave the team's first preseason game Thursday, after he suffered a shoulder injury. He completed 3 of 7 passes for 41 yards with an interception prior to the injury, and could not return to the field.

Despite being held out, the injury does not appear to be a serious issue, as he remained in full pads on the sidelines throughout the game. 


Colin Kaepernick to get a series or two in preseason opener


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will play one or two series, but no more than a quarter, against Denver on Thursday, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Scott Tolzien, Colt McCoy and B.J. Daniels will get the rest of the snaps as they vie for the backup job.

"It's very even," Harbaugh said. "I'm really looking forward to the games and future practices determining that."


La Canfora: McCoy a Niner


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/1/2013) CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the 49ers have acquired quarterback Colt McCoy from the Browns in exchange for a late-round draft pick.

Browns getting rid of McCoy


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/27/2013) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to be released or traded soon for a late-round draft pick. McCoy has become expendable now that the Browns have signed former Bears quarterback Jason Campbell to a two-year contract. McCoy, the backup last season to Brandon Weeden, is not a match for the downfield, vertical passing game of new coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and would fit better in a shorter passing game.

Chudzinski non-commital on McCoy


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/22/2013) The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports when specifically asked about trading Brandon Weeden or backup Colt McCoy, Browns coach Rob Chudzinski didn't shoot the idea down. "We're looking to improve our team in any areas, by any means of doing that," he said.

Could McCoy be a cap casualty?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/13/2013) Browns blog DawgsByNature.com picked out an interesting nugget on quarterback Colt McCoy: Due to clauses in his contract he's set to make over $2.3 million in 2012. By cutting him the Browns save nearly all but $200,000 of that money.


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