Colt McCoy was dealt a bad hand in Cleveland, from the poor supporting cast last year to the concussion against Pittsburgh to the drafting of Brandon Weeden to replace him.
But, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, the Browns don't want to add insult to injury by just dropping McCoy on the waiver wire and releasing him.
Browns president Mike Holmgren sort of danced around the topic of whether or not he would keep both McCoy and Seneca Wallace to back up Weeden.
“Right now, we have three quarterbacks that are going,” Holmgren said. “Between now and the time we play our first ballgame against the Eagles, I would ask you, you shouldn’t be surprised by anything. We are going to be talking to teams about a lot of different things, not just the quarterback situation. That’s what happens and then as you approach the regular season, when you get to final cutdown, there is a lot of action that takes place.
“I think you are open to listen to every phone call. You talk about stuff. If we think it’s a good thing to make the Cleveland Browns better, then we would consider it.”
So if the Browns are open to McCoy not being part of the team in 2012, but don't want to outright cut him, then they need a trade partner, and, according to Grossi, won't ask for much in return to find McCoy a new location.
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