Any hypothetical post-NFL plans are now on hold.
The Washington Redskins announced Thursday that McCoy has signed a contract to join the team.
McCoy spent last season with the San Francisco 49ers as a backup behind Colin Kaepernick. He spent his previous three NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, who selected him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has a 6-15 career record as a starter, all of them coming with the Browns.
McCoy's place on the Redskins' landscape is unclear. The team has an established starter in Robert Griffin III and a locked-in backup in Kirk Cousins. The Redskins reportedly were open to trading Cousins if they could get a second-round pick in return, though no team has surfaced willing to meet that price.
That makes McCoy a third-stringer at this point, making his roster spot far from certain.