And he’s hoping come Wednesday, McCoy won’t have much pain and will be able to take a big step towards starting the game against the 2-11 Bengals.
“I’m going to see where we’re at on Wednesday and kind of go from there,” said Mangini. “He was able to get to where he could function as the third [in Buffalo], so we’ve got to see where that is and think about it and we’ll go from there.”
McCoy told Jim Donovan of the Browns Radio Network on Sunday that he thinks he will be healthy enough to start Sunday, and the Browns need it after two rather awful starts by Jake Delhomme in Miami and Buffalo as the team went 1-1.
And you can pretty much rule out backup Seneca Wallace, who hasn’t had a shot to play since the Falcons game when he went down with an ankle injury. Mangini seems to want no part of the former Hawks backup at this point.
“If Colt couldn’t play, then I’d go with Delhomme,” said Mangini.
McCoy returned to practice on a limited basis on Friday and moved well in pre-game warmups in Buffalo. He shed the walking boot last week, and if he can take the field even on a limited basis Wednesday, then it will be a good sign that he will be starting against the Bengals.