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Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team 'discussed' Kaepernick

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden says team 'discussed' Kaepernick

Washington coach Jay Gruden was asked on his conference call Tuesday if the team considered signing Kaepernick, who has been a free agent for more than a year.

"He's been discussed for sure", Gruden said.

Added Gruden: "You want to have somebody with a similar skillset to the quarterback you have".

Obviously, the media's focus will turn to Super Bowl signal caller Colin Kaepernick. Not that Colin can't do some of the things we've talked about, but we want someone with a little more familiarity.

Alex Smith broke his fibula and tibia in a matchup against the Houston Texans, and last night, Colt McCoy was lost for what appears to be the season as well, fracturing his fibula.

Mark Sanchez replaced McCoy under center.

According to Gruden, the Redskins are working out two quarterbacks Tuesday. The Redskins signed Mark Sanchez in November, and Sanchez became the team's new starter on Monday after McCoy went down against the Eagles. He filed a grievance against the National Football League previous year, saying team owners colluded to keep him off rosters. Sanchez went 13-of-21 for 100 yards and an interception without much knowledge of the playbook.

Gruden said that they would need to build a specific package of plays and formations to take advantage of Kaepernick's athleticism, and that doing so this late in the season wasn't realistic. That group included Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates, EJ Manuel and Josh Johnson. "Now it goes from contingency plan to game plan", Sanchez said.

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