The news comes less than 24 hours after Alex Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a third-quarter sack in Washington’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans Sunday.
A seven-year NFL veteran, Sanchez has not played since appearing briefly for the Dallas Cowboys in two games in 2016 and has not started since Week 3 of 2015, with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 32 year-old is 37-35 as a starter and has 86 touchdowns and 86 interceptions in his career.
Washington travels to Dallas to play Thanksgiving Day.
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