After making it through a practice in which he shared first-team snaps with his fellow quarterbacks, Colt McCoy expressed optimism that his injured neck will continue to heal to the point where he can play on Sunday, and if that happens, McCoy maintained that he expects to start for the Washington Redskins, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
“As long as I’m breathing, as long as I can pick up a football, I’m going to go out there and help my team win,” said McCoy, who has started the past two games, but left the loss to the Rams with two minutes remaining after injuring his neck on a blind-side sack. “There’s no other way to look at it from my mind and that’s the way I’m approaching it. So I’m doing all the things I need to do to be ready to play, and we’ll keep moving forward.”
Coach Jay Gruden has not ruled one way or the other on McCoy, but said it does remain possible that the fifth-year pro could start Sunday.
“Yeah, I think he has got a chance,” Gruden said. “He sprained his neck. It’s just a matter of getting his full range of motion back. But, he did good today, and we’ll get a look at him tomorrow to see if he progresses.”