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    Colt McCoy in action during a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park on Aug. 8, 2013. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    The Washington Redskins signed quarterback Colt McCoy Thursday.

    McCoy gives the Redskins a new potential No. 3 quarterback to replace Rex Grossman. Grossman is a free agent after playing behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins the past two seasons.

    McCoy could also complete for the No. 2 spot if the Redskins decide to trade Cousins.

    McCoy was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by the Cleveland Browns. He started 21 games his first two seasons but has since been a backup. He played last year with San Francisco, appearing in four games and throwing one pass.

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