Colt McCoy QB WAS 2 Months

ESPN's John Keim expects Colt McCoy to make the Redskins' 53-man roster.

With Robert Griffin's durability issues, it makes sense for the Redskins to keep three quarterbacks. McCoy hasn't started a game since 2011, but should provide veteran insurance behind backup Kirk Cousins.

Colt McCoy QB WAS 6 Months

Redskins signed QB Colt McCoy.

McCoy hasn't started a game since 2011, when he went 4-9 with a 74.6 passer rating for the Browns. He spent last year as Colin Kaepernick's backup in San Francisco. The popgun-armed McCoy slides in behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins as the No. 3 arm in Washington.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Aug 25 '131 Comment

Coach Jim Harbaugh announced after Sunday night's preseason game that Colt McCoy has won the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback job.

(On the same day McCoy agreed to cut his salary in half.) "I feel real good that Colt is the backup," said Harbs. Rookie B.J. Daniel will likely be kept as the third-stringer, with Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzein getting cut. If Colin Kaepernick were ever hurt, the 49ers' offense would likely revert to the Alex Smith-like version with conservative playcalling to compensate for McCoy's numerous limitations. He's not a starting-caliber passer.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Aug 25 '13

The 49ers have restructured Colt McCoy's contract, dropping his base salary to the NFL minimum of $630,000.

He was previously owed $1.5 million. The 49ers ostensibly gave McCoy an ultimatum amid trade rumors, threatening to cut him if he didn't slash his salary. With no guaranteed money, McCoy still isn't assured a spot on the final 53.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Aug 25 '13

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers are trying to trade QB Colt McCoy.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Aug 23 '13

CSN Bay Area left 49ers backup QB Colt McCoy off its most recent 53-man roster projection.

McCoy has struggled his way through the preseason and camp, prompting the 49ers to sign used-up veteran Seneca Wallace. Injury prone and prone to throwing at his receivers' feet, McCoy could be running out of time in the league.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Aug 11 '13

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy (neck stinger) is practicing in full.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Aug 09 '131 Comment

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy will undergo an MRI after suffering a stinger in his right neck/shoulder area in Thursday's preseason opener.

McCoy insists it's just a "precaution," but his recent injury history suggests otherwise. McCoy completed only 3-of-7 passes for 41 yards and an interception before going down. He was hurt on a broken play, losing a yard on a rush attempt. McCoy will have to be healthy to hold off Scott Tolzien.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Jul 21 '13

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy turned in a "solid" spring and is locked in as Colin Kaepernick's top clipboard holder.

It's a depth chart to keep in mind in case dual-threat Kaepernick suffers an injury. Beat writer Matt Barrows suggests Jim Harbaugh would run an "Alex Smith-like" offense if McCoy were pressed into action. McCoy and Smith are similar players; extremely limited arm talents with some mobility and "moxie."

Colt McCoy QB WAS Jun 06 '13

Colt McCoy has strengthened his hold on the backup job during OTAs.

McCoy was brought in to compete with Scott Tolzien. So far, the job has clearly been his. The 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up has a 6-15 record and 58.3 completion percentage through three NFL seasons.