Head Coach Eric Mangini spoke with media members today, stating rookie quarterback Colt McCoy would return to practice after being sidelined for numerous weeks with a high ankle sprain.
McCoy will take a “decent amount” of the first team reps during practice Wednesday, meaning he will likely start for the Browns when they take the field against Cincinnati this weekend. With the recent struggles of veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme, the move is not surprising. If McCoy can go through practice without incident, Jake will be second on the depth chart while Seneca Wallace will be third.
McCoy sprained his ankle during Cleveland’s loss to Jacksonville four weeks ago. Since his injury, Delhomme took over the starting role and led the Browns to a 2-1 record. Those wins came mainly on the legs of Hillis, not behind the arm of Delhomme. In that time span, Jake has thrown just one touchdown while tossing three interceptions.