The Redskins have signed outside linebacker Everette Brown to help replace Brian Orakpo, who has been placed on IR.
The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad.
A competition in practice this week will determine who starts at right tackle agains the Cowboys and possibly for the rest of the season.
"I always remained confident that if I could get back on the field, I would play well," Colt McCoy said. "Being ignored is a great motivator, that's for sure."
Despite a drop off in production, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden says he's still confident in running back Alfred Morris.