Mark Sanchez to work out for Redskins after Alex Smith’s season-ending injury, per report
A midseason injury might have opened a window for Mark Sanchez to make his return to the NFL.
The former New York Jets quarterback will work out for the Washington Redskins on Monday, according to ESPN. Starter Alex Smith is out for the season after suffering a broken tibia and fibula in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans.
EJ Manuel and T.J. Yates are also expected to work out with the Redskins, ESPN reported. Colt McCoy, who filled in for Smith on Sunday, is expected to take on the starting role, but there are no other quarterbacks on the active roster.
Sanchez, 32, has remained unsigned since serving as Mitchell Trubisky's backup with the Chicago Bears last season. In April, he was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
If signed by the Redskins, Sanchez would be reunited with offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, who served as his quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets from 2009-12.
Washington (6-4) holds a one-game lead on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East ahead of their Thanksgiving showdown.
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