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Redskins sign QB Johnson, put three on IR


Reuters
Updated: 06-12-2018 00:36 IST

The Washington Redskins made a slew of moves on Wednesday, including placing three players on injured reserve and signing veteran quarterback Josh Johnson.

Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin), wideout Trey Quinn (ankle) and guard Jonathan Cooper (biceps) are all out for the rest of the season after landing on injured reserve.

Quarterback Colt McCoy fractured his right fibula during Washington's 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, ending his season and pushing the Redskins to sign Johnson. The Redskins lost starter Alex Smith to a compound fracture in his right leg on Nov. 18 against the Houston Texans.

McCoy's injury leaves veteran Mark Sanchez as the starter.

Johnson was a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 and played in 26 games there, five of them starts. He also had stints with the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers, but was rarely used.

Johnson, 32, last played in 2013 and has an 0-5 career record as a starter, completing 96 of 177 passes for 1,042 yards and five touchdowns in his career.

The Redskins also signed three other free agents: defensive end Marcus Smith, guard Zac Kerin and center Demetrius Rhaney to replace the trio placed on the IR Wednesday.

--Field Level Media

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