The winless Redskins will turn to their third quarterback of the season on Sunday, with Coach Jay Gruden announcing Friday that veteran Colt McCoy will get the start against the Patriots. McCoy was the favorite to win the QB job early in training camp before lingering pain in his surgically repaired right leg forced him to miss the next eight weeks.
Washington Redskins (0-4) vs. New England Patriots (4-0)
Kickoff: 1 p.m., FedEx Field.
Radio: 630, 980 AM; 92.7, 94.3, 105.9 FM.
Line: Patriots by 16.
Fellow veteran Case Keenum started Washington’s first four games before being replaced by rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins in the second quarter of last week’s loss to the Giants.
“I think all three of the quarterbacks know the system, but Colt has the most experience in it,” Gruden said Friday. “He’s very comfortable with it. But we’ll see.” McCoy, who hasn’t played since he broke his right leg during a Dec. 3 loss at Philadelphia last season, will lead a shorthanded offense against the defending Super Bowl champs.
Tight ends Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis are out with concussion symptoms, while Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff will miss his second consecutive game with an ankle injury. Rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who missed last week’s loss at MetLife Stadium, is questionable with a sore hamstring.