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COLT MCCOY DIDN’T REQUEST TO BE TRADED
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:30 AM EDT

Colt McCoy won’t say he wants out of Cleveland, though he no longer starts for the Browns.

“I love my squad, I like this franchise, I love this city,” McCoy said after another practice with the 2nd-team offense.

McCoy said getting replaced at QB by rookie Brandon Weeden has not made him request a trade. The former Texas star, who started 13 games last year before getting a concussion, maintains he is proud to be in Cleveland.

The Browns have been expected to deal McCoy – if only to remove 2nd-guessing by fans over using the No. 22 overall pick on Weeden, a 28-year-old former baseball pitcher.

Yet McCoy is still competing with 10 year veteran Seneca Wallace for backup duties. Behind them is Thaddeus Lewis, claimed on waivers last year from St. Louis.

Lewis may factor into Coach Pat Shurmur’s decision on selecting backups.

“There’s something to Thad that I suspect is worth developing,” said Shurmur, who coached Lewis in 2010 when the former Duke passer was on the St. Louis Rams’ practice squad.

The waiting game could benefit the Browns. Should another team’s QB get hurt, McCoy and Wallace become even more valuable bargaining chips. Vegas odds

McCoy has not approached success, but has flashed promise in Cleveland after a stellar career at Texas, where he set 47 college records as the only NCAA QB to win 10 or more games in each of his 4 seasons.

A 3rd-round pick in 2010, McCoy completed a Browns rookie record 61 percent of his passes in 8 starts, including a 30-17 upset at defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans in his 2nd start.

McCoy threw one touchdown pass in each of his first 5 games after Shurmur became coach in 2011. He missed the final 3 games with a concussion after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit by Steelers linebacker James Harrison on Dec. 8.

One of the criticisms of McCoy is a lack of arm strength. He suffered a pinched nerve in his throwing shoulder in his final game for Texas in January 2010.

“My shoulder has been fine,” McCoy said. “I’ve been cleared to play. I have been playing.”

McCoy was on target with throws Tues., a little more accurate than Wallace, but lacking the same speed as the strong-armed Weeden.

“When I first got diagnosed with this,” McCoy recounted, “the doctor said it’s a 2 to 3-year recovery. OK? So now I’m getting to that point, and my shoulder feels really good. The ball’s coming out well. There’s plenty of zip on it.”

McCoy remains dedicated regardless of his different role. He still stays after practice to work on routes with certain receivers and is assured it has helped.

McCoy enjoys seeing others improve; as well, even though they are catching passes from Cleveland’s other QBs.

“I’ve played with those guys for all year last year and a little of the 1st year, and I’ve got a lot invested with those guys,” he said. “I continue to work hard. I am doing it for them, too, not just myself.


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