Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden plans to let the rookie “game plan” play out.
Owen Daniels, the Redskins tight end who hasn’t caught a pass since Week 3 of the 2016 season, is expected to rejoin the team on Sunday. Daniels suffered a hamstring injury and didn’t return to action.
Redskins quarterback, and former NFL Player of the Year Robert Griffin III, is expected to start Sunday in the team’s final regular-season game against Dallas, Gruden said. Mark Sanchez will be the backup and Colt McCoy will handle the practice work as the No. 3.
“As of now, Mark is the backup, Colt is our third and (Griffin III) is the starter,” Gruden said. “Robert is the starter, Mark is the backup, Colt is the third, and I’m not saying right now, (but) Mark can play and Colt can play. We’ll let the game plan play out.”
Tight end Vernon Davis remains sidelined with a torn hamstring, as well as linebacker Trent Murphy. Murphy is close to returning. Davis hasn’t played since injuring his hamstring in Week 4.
Quarterback and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner, Deshaun Watson, was added Friday to the Ravens’ injury report with a sore right knee. He missed practice Thursday because of the injury.
Watson is not expected to miss Sunday’s game at the Steelers. The Steelers held Watson out of practice on Friday because he needs some time to recover from the injury, team officials said.
— The Washington Post
Jake Fromm to get second consecutive start
The New York Giants have announced they have signed two-way quarterback Jake Fromm. The former Georgia standout is expected to back up second-year signal caller Davis Webb.
Fromm was the Dolphins’ second-round pick in 2017. He lost the starting job to Tannehill and appeared in six games, throwing for 460 yards with a touchdown and a pick.
This marks the second consecutive start For the 22-year-old Fromm will see. In Miami’s 20-7 loss to Oakland last Thursday, Fromm completed 10 of 23 passes for 88 yards with an interception.
— The Detroit Free Press
Glennon to start again Sunday
Lovie Smith declined to name Bears quarterback Josh McCown as his starter for Sunday’s game against Minnesota, but it appears Mike Glennon will get the nod.
Smith said earlier in the week that veteran Brian Hoyer would take repetitions with the first team over the remainder of the week. The two quarterbacks could be used in a similar rotation if there is any surprise start.
McCown was brought on last month when the Bears lost Jay Cutler to a broken leg. The veteran missed three games to remain healthy in case he was needed. But the second-year player has appeared in three consecutive wins, including a win at New England last week, and could be part of the solution for the struggling Bears.
“It’s what I thought we’d get from him,” Smith said when asked about McCown. “I thought he’d have good command of the offense. I thought he’d learn the offense. I thought he’d take care of the football. He’s been outstanding, so let’s see how that goes.”
— The Chicago Tribune