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Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy to sit out vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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The Sports Xchange
Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (12) leaves the field in the closing moments of the game as the Texans defeated the Washington Redskins 23-21 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on November 18, 2018. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (12) leaves the field in the closing moments of the game as the Texans defeated the Washington Redskins 23-21 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on November 18, 2018. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Quarterback Colt McCoy will not be under center for the Washington Redskins in their season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a published report.

The Washington Post reported that McCoy will not return with the Redskins (7-8), who are eliminated from playoff contention. Washington's postseason aspirations were dashed after its 25-16 loss to Tennessee on Sunday and wins by the Minnesota Vikings (8-6-1) and Eagles (8-7).

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McCoy told reporters last week that he was hoping to play in the regular-season finale against Philadelphia on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET). Had that been the case, the 32-year-old McCoy would have been returning for his first action since Dec. 3 when he fractured his right fibula during the final play of the first quarter of a 28-13 setback versus the Eagles.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound McCoy has completed 34-of-54 passes for 372 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in three games this season.

McCoy completed 542-of-896 passes for 5,958 yards with 29 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in 38 career contests since being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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Journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson will start on Sunday. The 32-year-old has thrown for 499 yards and rushed for 116 more in three games with Washington.

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