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Gruden says McCoy to start as Redskins quarterback

Gruden says McCoy to start as Redskins QB

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden wouldn't rule out the possibility of Robert Griffin III returning for Monday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, but he named third-string Colt McCoy as the team's starting quarterback. Griffin "still has a long way to go," Gruden said during Monday's news conference. "I wouldn't rule him out, but he has got a way to go to show that he can play, show that his ankle is 100 percent." Griffin dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of Washington's Sept. 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and has been sidelined since. Backup Kirk Cousins stepped in to win that game but lost the next four and was benched at halftime Sunday against Tennessee in favor of McCoy. McCoy's first throw against the Titans, a short throw to Pierre Garcon, went for a 70-yard touchdown. He finished 11 of 12 for 128 yards and engineered three scoring drives, including a go-ahead touchdown and the field goal that clinched the 19-17 victory with three seconds left.

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Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

More college football: Towson redshirt freshman linebacker James Simms was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.

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Men's college soccer: Maryland senior midfielder Mikias Eticha earned Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. Terps sophomore defender Alex Crognale was given Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors. … Navy junior Jackson Morgan and senior defender Joseph Greenspan were named Patriot League goalkeeper and defensive player of the week, respectively.

Women's college soccer: Navy senior defender Jade Seabrook was awarded Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors. … Mount St. Mary's senior midfielder and forward Alicia Mirando earned Northeast Conference Player of the Week honors. … Towson senior forward Katie Ponce was named CAA Player of the Week. … UMBC freshman forward Virginia Moyer earned America East Conference Rookie of the Week honors.

Women's college volleyball: Towson senior outside hitter Saitaua Iosia was named CAA Offensive Player of the Week.

College field hockey: McDaniel senior goalkeeper Caila White was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

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Track and field: Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville was named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week after winning her fourth consecutive Chicago Marathon crown in the women's wheelchair race and her seventh consecutive marathon title overall.

Varsity girls lacrosse: Broadneck junior attacker Brianna Harris has committed orally to Florida.

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