Redskins to sign journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson

This isn't the first time that Kaepernick's name has been brought up around the league as a possible addition, but the Redskins could become a realistic landing spot for the quarterback at this point.

"He's been talked about and discussed, but we'll probably go in a different direction".

"There's not a lot of time to get a brand-new quarterback and a system installed and taught in a couple of days", Gruden told reporters Tuesday.

He's the second Redskins quarterback to go down with a season-ending injury - joining starter Alex Smith.

Washington quarterback Colt McCoy had surgery Tuesday after fracturing his right fibula in a 28-13 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

"We wanted a guy with a similar skill set with Colt", Gruden said.

"Not that Colin can't do some of the things I'm talking about". Yates before going with Sanchez. McCoy hasn't been placed on injured reserve yet, and Gruden went as far as to say that he wouldn't, but with only four games left, the prospects of McCoy's 2018 Cinderella story playing out are not promising.

Now, the Redskins are once again on the market for a quarterback, needing someone to come in and backup Sanchez in case he too goes down.

Back in November, after Smith's injury. the 'Skins reportedly worked out EJ Manuel, Josh Johnson and T.J.

Notes: Already missing two starting guards, the Redskins lost two more against Philadelphia.

  • Steve Townsend