Jay Gruden announced during his presser today that QB Colt McCoy has been placed on IR due to the neck strain that has knocked out of the last two games. McCoy's neck was injured on a Robert Quinn sack in the Rams game two weeks ago, and he missed the final series of the game. McCoy was cleared to play last week, but was only able to complete a series before a hit where he was stood up and hit by multiple Giants defenders put him on the sidelines with trainers again. It was reported yesterday that the Redskins were waiting for more info from doctors before making a decision about putting McCoy on IR. Gruden said that the damage to McCoy's neck should not be long-term, but the team will be placing him on IR. The Redskins do not plan on signing another QB, unless Griffiin or Cousins are injured this week.
This frees up a roster spot which the Redskins will fill with LB Jackson Jeffcoat who was on the practice squad. Jeffcoat was signed to the 53-man earlier this season, and spent a month on the team before being waived and re-signed to the practice squad.
Yesterday it was reported that CB Chase Minnifield had be released from injured reserve, and today they made it official. There's always next year... Today they released LB Justin Jackson from the practice squad. He was just signed last week
This left two spots open on the practice squad and the Redskins have announced the replacements.
NT Isaako Aaitui(6' 3", 315 lbs, 27 yo) was undrafted out of UNLV in 2011 and spent time with the Dolphins, Jets and Saints. He was on a roster for the first time last year with the Dolphins, and was active for 4 games, recording 3 tackles. ILB Steve Beauharnais was also re-signed to the practice squad. He was brought up to the main roster 11/24, but was released along with two other members of the punt team after Tavon Austin and the Rams put on a show against them.
McCoy spoke to reporters after Gruden's presser today:
McCoy: "I'm very emotional about it because I'm very comfortable here and feel Jay, Sean and I see eye to eye on a lot of things."— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) December 16, 2014
McCoy on heading to IR: "I'm pretty emotional about it. ... It's almost hard for me to talk about."— Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad) December 16, 2014
McCoy says he will be a good teammate and do what he can to help Griffin get better.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) December 16, 2014
McCoy really wants to come back and play for Washington next season #Redskins— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) December 16, 2014