Report: Redskins bench Griffin, to start McCoy Sunday

Report: Redskins bench Griffin, to start McCoy Sunday

ASHBURN, VA (WWBT) - The drama that is the Washington Redskins added another chapter late Tuesday night.

ESPN is reporting that Jay Gruden will start Colt McCoy at quarterback when the 3-8 Redskins visit Indianapolis on Sunday, benching Robert Griffin III. It would mark the second straight season the supposed franchise quarterback is benched.

The Redskins are 0-3 since Griffin's return from a dislocated ankle. The quarterback has been sacked 16 times in those three games. McCoy led Washington to a win on Dallas in his only start of the year.

Gruden's team has struggled in many areas. While the quarterback play has been far from stellar, the offensive line has been a point of weakness for the team throughout the season. Griffin has only played in four full games this season.

The head coach said Monday he intended to start Griffin, but never fully committed to the move this week. Gruden is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday. Griffin was previously scheduled to meet with the media at 11:30 on Wednesday morning as well, but it's unclear if he'll still speak.

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