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Jay Gruden Says Redskins Considered Colin Kaepernick

06 December 2018
Jay Gruden Says Redskins Considered Colin Kaepernick

The possibility of bringing in Colin Kaepernick for a tryout was "discussed" by the quarterback-needy Washington Redskins, according to coach Jay Gruden, who said Tuesday the team made a "strictly football" decision to look elsewhere. "But we will probably go a different direction".

"Sanchez had experience in a pro-style offense". They didn't have a great reason for not bringing him in. The options in the free agent market are far from inspiring, which makes Kaepernick's perception as the best option available a disorienting claim.

"In order to utilize someone like Colin Kaepernick's skill set, you're talking about a whole new group of formations and run concepts", Gruden said.

McCoy was injured on a scramble on the final play of the first quarter, his whipping around and hitting Eagles' safey Malcom Jenkins.

Mark Sanchez replaced McCoy under center.

It's been two years since Kaepernick last touched the field in an National Football League game and it seems unlikely he will sign before the end of this season.

In relief, Sanchez completed 13 passes for 100 yards, was sacked twice, and threw an interception with no touchdowns. He underwent surgery to fix his fibula Tuesday.

Notes: Already missing two starting guards, the Redskins lost two more against Philadelphia. But they're still alive in the playoff race, trailing Dallas by one game in the NFC East.