No matter the results after Jay Gruden names a starter for Monday night, his team will continue to seek long-term answers to its pressing questions at football’s most important position. Pickings are slim.
The third-string quarterback at the start of the season, McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins after halftime, then helped the Redskins end a four-game losing streak with a 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Laich appeared to injure his left shoulder in the third period of the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout victory on Saturday. Washington will play its next three games against Western Canadian opponents.
Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.
Nobody should be tipping their hat to anyone in that Redskins locker room — heck, in this Redskins organization — for barely beating a bad Titans team. Except maybe to Colt McCoy, the third-string quarterback who saved the franchise from one of its most embarrassing losses at home in a long list of embarrassing losses.
Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said Manning will have surgery next month to help relieve discomfort he has while moving around and will be unable to travel to the meetings.
The NHL’s collective bargaining agreement allows it to suspend players during a criminal investigation “where the failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league.”
We still refer to Cousins as a “young” quarterback, because he’s in his third season and has yet to reach double figures in starts. But NFL types don’t need much time before designating players as starter material or career backup.
The Ravens allowed only four first downs in the pivotal first half and finished with five sacks in dealing the Falcons their fourth straight defeat.
The Redskins fear Orakpo may have a partial tear of his right pectoral muscle. An MRI will be taken Monday to land at a firm assessment of the problem.
Lincecum is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giants’ latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two.
The Cowboys are off to their best start since they went 13-3 in 2007 and were the top seed in the NFC before losing to New York in their first playoff game.