Redskins sign QB Colt McCoy

The Redskins are loaded on offense, having added DeSean Jackson to a group that already featured Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed and Alfred Morris. Everything hinges on quarterback Robert Griffin III. But Washington's not taking any chances, backing him up further by landing Colt McCoy.

The team announced the signing Thursday afternoon and it gives them a pretty solid trio of quarterbacks on their depth chart.

It should also open up the flood of speculation about the future of Kirk Cousins.

Cousins was drafted in the fourth round of 2012, the same year Griffin was selected No. 2 overall. He has been a serviceable backup, but didn't put up big numbers against bad defenses while starting down the stretch in 2013. That was a major red flag.

But teams are always looking for ways to get quarterbacks and Cousins has starts under his belt. Kyle Shanahan, his former offensive coordinator, is now in Cleveland where they don't have a quarterback. Washington, without their first-round pick, would love to pick up some selections in the 2014 NFL Draft.

With McCoy in the fold, the Cousins rumor mill can get cranked up full steam.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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