INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 18: Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns talks with Pat Shurmur during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Browns Want To Trade Colt McCoy

The Browns say they don't plan to trade Colt McCoy right now.

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Cleveland Browns Prefer To Trade Colt McCoy As Part Of A 'Dignified' Severance

Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren spoke extensively about quarterback Colt McCoy at a Thursday press conference. Asked about trade rumors surrounding the third-year quarterback, Holmgren pulled out the timeless caveat of no plans to deal him "right now," a trope that fooled nobody. The Browns would like to trade McCoy, says Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland, as part of a dignified resolution with a young player that did not get many breaks during his time with the Browns.

The Browns are said to have a low asking price on McCoy, more an effort to spare him from being released than to reap any sort of return. Grossi cites a source who says that has been the Browns' plan for McCoy since they selected Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick in the draft this year.

Holmgren's team came under fire for its handling of McCoy's concussion in a game against the Steelers last season. McCoy's own father took a very public shot at the team for missing his son's symptoms and sending him back onto the field.

McCoy also suffered from the lack of a supporting cast. The Browns were thin at receiver during his time there, and injuries to running back Peyton Hillis put further strain on the offense last season.

On top of the second chance idea, keeping veteran Seneca Wallace as Weeden's primary backup ensures that the 28-year-old rookie gets to maximize his work in training camp.

For more on the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature.


Cleveland Browns Have No Plans To Trade Colt McCoy 'Right Now' Says Mike Holmgren

The Cleveland Browns have no plans to trade quarterback Colt McCoy "right now,' said team president Mike Holmgren in remarks to the media on Thursday afternoon. Holmgren was non-committal all around on the issue of his team's quarterbacking situation.

Reports swirled following the draft that McCoy was on the trade block. The Browns used the 22nd pick of the first-round to select Brandon Weeden, a 28-year-old quarterback from Oklahoma State. The team also has veteran backup Seneca Wallace, who played for Holmgren during his days as head coach in Seattle.

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur hinted earlier in the month that Weeden could be named the starting quarterback ahead of training camp. Holmgren sounded a different tone on Thursday.

Given the Browns' history with McCoy, particularly their handling of his concussion last season in a game against the Steelers, and the decision to draft Weeden trade rumors have surrounded McCoy since the end of April.

Given Weeden's age, McCoy's track record as the starter and the desperation to start winning games in Cleveland, it would be a major upset if Weeden were not the starting quarterback in 2012.

For more on the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature.


Colt McCoy's 'Fate Was Sealed' In Cleveland With His Father's Remarks

Quarterback Colt McCoy's time with the Cleveland Browns is likely coming to an end soon. The Browns drafted Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft last week, but McCoy's future with the team may have been decided last December when his father, Brad McCoy, publicly criticized the team for failing to take his son out of Dec. 8 after suffering a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland, sources told him that McCoy's "fate as a former starter was sealed" when Brad McCoy made his comments.

The elder McCoy told the press that his son was visibly showing signs of a concussion and should have been removed from the game. The Browns maintained their handling of McCoy's injury was appropriate and that the quarterback's concussion was not apparent until after the game.

Cleveland was rumored to be in trade talks to send McCoy to the Green Bay Packers recently, but nothing has happened since reports first surfaced.

For more Browns coverage, check out Dawgs By Nature.


Colt McCoy Trade Not Expected To Happen For Now

Many logically speculated that the Cleveland Browns' move to select Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick of the 2012 NFL Draft could signal the end of Colt McCoy's tenure with the team. ESPN's Adam Schefter doesn't believe McCoy is going anywhere, however, saying that as of Monday the Browns have no plans to deal the third-year quarterback.

It remains to be seen whether the Browns will stick to that plan. First-round draft picks usually don't expect to ride the bench their rookie seasons, especially when they are already 28 years old. If McCoy does stick around, the ensuing quarterback battle in Cleveland would be among the most interesting training camp story lines anywhere in the NFL.

For more on McCoy, Weeden and the Browns' offseason, check out the SB Nation blog Dawgs By Nature and SBN Cleveland.


Colt McCoy Trade: Packers Are Interested, According To Report

The Cleveland Browns are now expected to trade QB Colt McCoy after they spent a first round pick on Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden on Thursday night. Browns GM Tom Heckert acknowledged that Weeden would likely start and trade discussions regarding McCoy would begin.

The first team reportedly interested in McCoy is the Green Bay Packers, according to The Packers lost backup QB Matt Flynn to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency, so they're looking for another quarterback to groom.

It's unclear how much McCoy would cost a team in a trade but probably not more than a mid-to-late round draft pick. He was the Browns third-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft. He is 6-15 as a starter in his career and has completed 58 percent of his passes.

For more on the Browns, visit Dawgs By Nature and SB Nation Cleveland. For more on the Packers, check out Acme Packing Company.


Colt McCoy Trade Could Be Coming With Browns Drafting Brandon Weeden

The Cleveland Browns picked up quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Colt McCoy may be on his way out as a result.

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