Jay Gruden Says Redskins Considered Colin Kaepernick

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The Washington Redskins "discussed" signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick but chose to go in a "different direction", says head coach Jay Gruden.

Good news, Colin Kaepernick fans: Jay Gruden says the Redskins are seriously considering signing the QB! "But we will probably go a different direction". Kaepernick is 28-30 before over 58 games, but with 72 touchdown passes to only 30 interceptions and a Super Bowl appearance to boot.

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"Not that Colin can't do some of the things we've talked about, but we want someone with a little more familiarity".

"[There's] not a lot of time to get a brand new QB and a system installed and taught in a couple days", Gruden said on a conference call with reporters Tuesday. Alex Smith broke his leg in November during a game against the Houston Texans.

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But on Tuesday, Gruden said McCoy could miss 2-4 weeks - which would even give the 32-year-old a chance at returning this year.

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. Yates before going with Sanchez.

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McCoy is the second Redskins quarterback injured this year. "So, let's get a veteran in here and teach him and that's kind of what we chose to do". Jonathan Cooper tore a biceps tendon and needs season-ending surgery; Tony Bergstrom will miss at least two games with a high ankle sprain.