Colt McCoy's days with the Browns indeed were numbered.
McCoy, who became expendable when Cleveland signed veteran free agent Jason Campbell last week, was traded Monday to the San Francisco 49ers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Browns got a fifth- and seventh-round pick in this month's draft for McCoy and Cleveland's sixth-round pick, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams have not yet announced the trade.
McCoy started 21 games in three seasons for the Browns, who selected the former Texas star in the third round of the 2010 draft. However, McCoy lost his job last season when the Browns took Brandon Weeden in the first round, and McCoy was knocked farther down the depth chart once Campbell was signed to a two-year deal. Campbell is expected to play behind Weeden next season, but could challenge him for the starting job.
CBSSports.com was first to report McCoy's trade.
Last week, Browns CEO Joe Banne...