Redskins coach Jay Gruden and the team’s medical team held rookie running back Matt Jones out of second straight practice on Tuesday for what the coach described as a rest day.

Gruden praises McCoy as ‘tough, competitive guy’ after naming Cousins his starter

With Robert Griffin III not yet medically cleared, Redskins head into preseason finale with 2 QBs; Colt McCoy expected to play all four quarters



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