Redskins 'don't know' when to expect Colt McCoy back, Jay Gruden says

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Washington is still waiting for Colt McCoy to be game-ready.

The Redskins signal caller broke his right leg in 2018 and has been working toward a return. 

Coach Jay Gruden discussed McCoy’s progress Sunday but couldn’t predict when he’d make his 2019 debut.

“Oh man, it might not be the end of camp, it might be two or three weeks into the season,” Gruden told reporters. “We don’t know yet. There is no timetable for him until he feels like he’s 100 percent to push off that leg. Until that time comes, he’s gonna be rehabbing.”

McCoy became Washington’s starter when Alex Smith fractured his leg last season and threw for 372 yards and three touchdowns before suffering his own season-ending injury. He was held out of practice last week because of leg soreness and Washington’s quarterback room is undermanned.

Smith faces a long road to recovery from his leg fracture and might not play at all in 2019. In the meantime Case Keenum and 2019 draft pick Dwayne Haskins are competing for the first spot on the depth chart.

Gruden acknowledges the team’s limited options might be a problem and has considered signing another quarterback if McCoy’s discomfort lingers into the regular season.

“That’s an issue we’ll talk about for sure,” Gruden said. “We’ll wait and see how far along we feel like he (McCoy) is once we get going after this game (against the Falcons on Thursday). Heading into preseason game four and then heading into the Philadelphia week we’ll see where he is and make a determination on how many quarterbacks we’ll keep.”