Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019
Sport

Redskins will start quarterback Josh Johnson to support Mark Sanchez

The Washington Redskins will hire quarterback Josh Johnson to support newly promoted starter Mark Sanchez as the team redesigns an injury-ridden list, the Washington Post said a person aware of the decision. The team also plans to recruit defender / linebacker Marcus Smith.

The Redskins worked two quarters on Tuesday, after Colt McCoy broke his right leg in a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, but decided to return to Johnson, who worked for the team. 39th team on 19th November after. Alex Smith was lost for the season with a broken leg.

Washington hired Sanchez after this training session as an emergency replacement for McCoy, and he was called to action Monday, two weeks after joining the team. Coach Jay Gruden said Sanchez, who knew only 20% of the game book when he came into play against the Eagles, will be the spearhead ahead.

Johnson (6-foot-3, 219-pound) was a fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, Gruden's last year as an offensive assistant to the organization. The desire of the two quarterback recruits was to bring in a person with a connection to the current staff and a familiarity with the offensive scheme.

Johnson was 0-5 in five starts in three seasons with the Bucs, totaling 1,042 yards with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He made a final pass in an NFL game during the 2011 season.

The Redskins had three quarters at training camp, but Broncos current replacement Kevin Hogan was released after the 53-man Cup. Gruden said that they were comfortable with McCoy as an experienced replacement and that they wanted to staff the team with positions with other positions.

"Most of the time, when we get to the third quarter, we're going to fight a bit anyway," said Gruden. So invite a veteran to teach him what he has chosen to do. . . .

"If we had liked a young guy, we would have put him in the training team, but we had a hard time finding the one we liked, and we had trouble with numbers with the offensive line … Obviously now, we probably wish we would have. "

Marcus Smith was the Eagles' No. 26 pick in 2014, a move that was part of the deal that sent quarterback Johnny Manziel to Cleveland. The Browns had the choice in a 2013 contract that sent running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. Smith has recorded 6.5 sacks in three seasons in Philadelphia and one in Seattle. The Seahawks eliminated 6-foot-3 and 268 pounds before the 2018 season.

The Redskins need a second second from outside after Ryan Anderson has injured the hamstring and should keep him at bay for at least a week, Gruden said.

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