Washington quarterback Colt McCoy looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 3, 2018 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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Reports: Former Longhorns Colt McCoy and Adrian Phillips find new homes in the NFL

Posted March 19th, 2020


When the next NFL season gets underway, Texas will have representatives in both New York and New England.

According to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, quarterback Colt McCoy has signed with the New York Giants as a free agent. Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson also reported on Thursday about a deal agreed upon between the New England Patriots and safety Adrian Phillips.


McCoy, 33, will be the backup for second-year quarterback Daniel Jones at his new job. A third-round pick in 2010, McCoy first played in Cleveland before spending one year in San Francisco and six seasons in Washington. McCoy has 28 starts on his resume.

The 27-year-old Phillips, meanwhile, has only played professionally for the Chargers. He signed with that franchise as an undrafted free agent in 2014. In 2018, he earned All-Pro honors and an invitation to the Pro Bowl.

McCoy played at Texas from 2005-09 and still holds most of the Longhorns’ notable passing records. Phillips was a member of UT’s secondary from 2010-12.

There have been three Texas-related signings in the NFL this offseason. Earlier this week, ex-UT defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway resigned with Philadelphia. Former Longhorn receiver Marcus Johnson and tight end Geoff Swaim remain unsigned.

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