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Redskins QB McCoy placed on IR


Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury on Tuesday, clearing the way for Robert Griffin III to start the final two games of tthe 2014 season.

McCoy was limited last week after straining his neck in a 24-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 7. McCoy was sacked six times in that game but relieved by Griffin in the fourth quarter.

McCoy was back in the starting lineup last Sunday, but left a 24-13 loss to the Giants in the first quarter after going 4 of 7 for 39 yards.

Griffin was sacked seven times by the Giants. He has been sacked 24 times in the past four games plus two minutes — and one sack — of mop-up duty against the Rams.

“I don’t need to see perfection from him, I just need to see some progress,” coach Jay Gruden said of Griffin.

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