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Redskins Worked Out Free agent QB Jimmy Clausen, Expected To Be “Emergency” Option

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Redskins brought in free agent QB Jimmy Clausen for a workout on Monday.

  • Mike Jones confirms the report and adds that Clausen was just brought in to throw to receivers. However, Washington is expected to keep Clausen on their board as an emergency option.

This is the first reported interest in Clausen since free agency got under way several months ago.

As of now, the Redskins have Colt McCoy and sixth-round pick Nate Sudfeld on their depth chart at quarterback behind Kirk Cousins, so it appears as though they would at least like to gauge the best available free agent options.

Clausen, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Panthers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract with the Panthers before signing on with the Bears as an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

Chicago waived him midseason and Clausen was later claimed off of waivers by the Ravens.

In 2015, Clausen appeared in four games for the Ravens and threw for 739 yards while completing 57.6 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and four interceptions.