Washington signs former 49ers QB Colt McCoy

Washington signs former 49ers QB Colt McCoy
April 3, 2014, 9:00 am
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Colt McCoy completed one pass for 13 yards in four games for the 49ers last year. (USATSI)

ASHBURN, Va. -- Former 49ers backup quarterback Colt McCoy signed a one-year contract with Washington on Thursday.

McCoy gives Washington a new potential No. 3 quarterback to replace Rex Grossman. Grossman is a free agent after playing behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins the last two seasons.

McCoy could also complete for the No. 2 spot if Washington decides to trade Cousins.

McCoy was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by the Cleveland Browns. He started 21 games his first two seasons but has since been a backup.

He played last year with the 49ers, appearing in four games and attempting one pass as Colin Kaepernick's backup.


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