After the Browns drafted Brandon Weeden in the first round of April’s draft, it was assumed the Browns would trade or cut loose Colt McCoy. McCoy has stuck around but the Browns may soon be looking to move him at a bargain.
Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland reports when Weeden was drafted, he was told by an NFL source that the Browns didn’t want to “pile on” McCoy and just release him. They were sensitive to the fact he had gotten such a raw deal already.
They would like to find McCoy a new team, a new opportunity, to spare him the ignominy of being released. They will not demand much in a trade.
“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.”