If Robert Griffin III is not medically cleared to play next week against the Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said McCoy will start at quarterback.
Orakpo sustained the injury early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans while attempting to tackle running back Bishop Sankey.
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.
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.
Denver’s Peyton Manning throws 509th touchdown pass to break Brett Favre’s NFL record.
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.
Forbath had field goals of 31, 31, 27 and 22 yards in the game, accounting for the majority of the team’s offensive production in a slow, sloppy game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.