The Redskins have begun offseason workouts, and there's one particularly notable absentee: quarterback Colt McCoy.
"Jay Gruden was honest about it earlier this offseason. He said, 'We probably pushed Colt too fast to get him back for a possible playoff game,'" Finlay told The Sports Junkies Wednesday. "Which now sounds almost funny, but at the time was a real possibility."
"He's under doctor's orders to stay down in Texas for his recovery," Finlay continued. "I don't know that it's an infection. Just kind of common sense and what we've seen is when they have to go back in a few times, usually leads you to believe that there's been some sort of complication. And I certainly think that's the case."
"There's some questions about where Colt's gonna be health-wise," Finlay told the Junkies. "Everyone — Bruce Allen, Jay Gruden — these guys have all said there's going to be an open competition between Colt and Case Keenum going into Week 1. One of those guys will be our Week 1 starter."
"Colt had a big leg up, because he knew the offense, he'd been in the building for four years. Now, maybe Keenum's gonna be able to make up some of that ground in a much faster time because Colt's not healthy."
"In a lot of ways, it's kind of the story of Colt's career, or at least his career with the 'Skins. Where injuries at really inopportune times continue to hold him back when he does have opportunities."