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In the end, it might have been the numbers that mattered most to the Browns. Colt McCoy's miserable preseason finale on Thursday night didn't cost him his roster spot with the Browns. The numbers were finances. Seneca Wallace was released, clearing his salary which was $1.9 million higher than McCoy's for 2012, and McCoy will stay as the backup to rookie starter Brandon Weeden. Wallace and McCoy each have made 21 career starts, but Wallace's career is nearing the end and McCoy might not have yet received a fair trial as a starting quarterback because of injuries and a shortage of talent on the Browns' roster since he was drafted. McCoy has 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and passer rating of 74.6 in his career. Barring additional transactions before the Sept. 9 opener, Thad Lewis is expected to be the Browns' No. 3 quarterback.
BEST OF MAXIM
According to several reports, including Patrick McManamon and Tony Grossi, the Browns have cut QB Seneca Wallace.
The move all but assures Colt McCoy of the back-up QB job and that he won’t be traded. Thaddeus Lewis will likely make the 53 man roster as the third string QB.
After the game last night, Wallace hinted that there was a possibility that ‘something would have to happen’...
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Browns general manager Tom Heckert said that he’s not thinking about trading back up quarterback Colt McCoy.
#Browns Heckert said he’s pretty set with McCoy as backup quarterback, not thinking of trading him at some point.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 1, 2012
McCoy is still a good quarterback that...
Seneca Wallace threw a touchdown on his last pass in Thursday's exhibition. Turns out, it was his last pass for the Browns.
The veteran quarterback was waived Friday by Cleveland, a move that seems to indicate the team will keep former starter Colt McCoy as a backup to rookie Brandon Weeden. Wallace was released along with tight end Evan Moore, a person familiar with the decisions...
Seneca Wallace among the cuts as the Browns get down to the 53-man limit
As the 32 NFL clubs start releasing players in order to meet tonight’s deadline of having a final 53 man roster, some veteran players will be released. This season is no different than any other season with some surprise moves being made at the 11th hour. It appears that the quarterback situation in Cleveland has been resolved, another veteran has been jettisoned by the New England...
At Sims Park in Euclid, OH
While many of you have been pouring over the Browns’ depth charts and debating how worried we should be by these crappy preseason performances, I’ve been studiously avoiding any and all talk of Browns football 1 .
I say that in jest, but it is mostly true. The Great Colt McCoy debate of 2012 has kept me away from Cleveland sports talk radio and my work...
McCoy, who lost his starting job in training camp to rookie Brandon Weeden, is battling Seneca Wallace to be Cleveland's No. 2 QB. McCoy went 2 of 5 for 16 yards and an interception.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Quarterback Colt McCoy did little to solidify winning Cleveland's backup job -- or impress any other NFL team -- and Chicago's Josh McCown threw two touchdown passes in the first half, leading the Bears to a 28-20 victory over the Browns on Thursday night in the exhibition finale.
McCoy, who lost his starting job in training camp to rookie Brandon Weeden...
The WFNY Podcast makes a triumphant return. The opening is absolutely ridiculous now, as you’ll hear. The highlight clips have LeBron and Braylon Edwards! This is the last time you’ll hear it, but we thought it would be funny to play it one last time.
As for the rest, we’re Browns heavy. Topics include:
Rick hates Colt McCoy talk
4th pre-season game pointlessness
Things might get more and more interesting with regard to QBs in Cleveland if Howard Eskin out of Philly is correct. Eskin reports that A.J. Feeley could be a Brown, although it appears to be mostly speculation on his part.
If Feeley finds his way to Cleveland, as a 35-year-old QB he could fill the mentor role for Brandon Weeden the way Jake Delhomme did for Colt McCoy. It has always...
The Cleveland Browns made a series of roster moves on Friday in order to reach the NFL required 53-man roster limit. Two veteran players were released. TE Evan Moore and QB Seneca Wallace. Both players are vested veterans and will be free to sign with any other franchise immediately without having to go through waivers. The release of Wallace might not signal that Cleveland is content...