Redskins HC Jay Gruden said they’ve discussed the possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick but plan to go in a different direction.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy is out with a fractured fibula and Washington plans to move forward with Mark Sanchez as their starter.
Jones, 28, is a former fourth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft. He finished out the final year of his four-year rookie contract and returned to Pittsburgh on a two-year contract last offseason.
However, the Steelers elected to release Jones coming out of the preseason and they trimmed their roster down to 53 players.
In 2017, Jones appeared in three games for the Steelers and recorded 23 completions on 28 attempts (82.1 percent) for 239 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Mallett, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He was traded to the Texans in 2014 in return for a conditional sixth-round pick.
Mallett lasted just over a year in Houston before he was released and later signed by the Ravens during the 2015 season. He spent three years in Baltimore as Joe Flacco’s backup.
In 2016, Mallett appeared in four games for the Ravens and threw for 26 yards and one interception while completing three of six pass attempts.