Adam Schefter tweeted that Washington has placed three players on the injured reserve: guard Jonathan Cooper, cornerback Quinton Dunbar, and receiver Trey Quinn. That is in addition to quarterback Colt McCoy, who is likely done for the regular season after suffering a broken fibula (for which he has already had surgery).
Replacing McCoy is former Giants’ back-up QB Josh Johnson, as well as center Demetrius Rhaney, guard Zac Kerin, and defensive end Marcus Smith.
Redskins placed following players on Reserve/Injured list:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2018
G Jonathan Cooper
CB Quinton Dunbar
WR Trey Quinn
The Redskins signed the following free agents:
QB Josh Johnson
C Demetrius Rhaney
G Zac Kerin
DE Marcus Smith
Fans of the Giants know how it feels to see a massive roster overhaul forced by injury. The Giants lead the NFL in injuries from 2013 through 2015, and it seemed as though they were adding another name to their injured reserve after every game (or even practice, at some points).
Last year the Giants had their entire receiving corps wiped out by injury in one game, losing Odell Beckham Jr., Dwayne Harris, and Brandon Marshall for the season and Sterling Shepard for a long stretch of games.
So while Giants’ fans might not exactly feel sympathy for their NFC East counterparts, they can at least recognize that losing a quarterback, a guard, and a cornerback in one week is a significant blow.