Colt McCoy will start at quarterback for the Redskins Sunday against the Giants as long as he is medically cleared to do so, coach Jay Gruden said Thursday.
"We've had looks at all three quarterbacks and based on what we have seen out at practice, for the whole training camp and offseason and the game situations, right now we feel Colt is in the lead," Gruden told reporters. "So if he's healthy and gets a clean bill of health then he will be our starter."
McCoy suffered a neck injury last week against the Rams, but tests concluded that there was no structural damage, according to reports. He practiced Wednesday.
"I threw the ball well," McCoy said. "It never was a shoulder. I'm just dealing with a little aggravated disc, an aggravated nerve in my neck. If that calms down, we'll be fine."
Robert Griffin III will remain McCoy's backup.
"We've seen a lot of him and if he gets another opportunity to play -- which could happen, it could happen as soon as the first quarter of this game, it could happen next week, I don't know -- but our decision is to go with Colt and see how he does," Gruden said. "The rest of it will take care of itself."
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