Everyone in the Cleveland front office -- from team president Mike Holmgren to general manager Tom Heckert to coach Pat Shurmur -- has remained noncommittal on McCoy's future. They refuse to evaluate his season, saying that will happen after the season.
If you're McCoy, it's not a good sign when Holmgren gives Shurmur a strong vote of confidence during the season but doesn't do the same for the quarterback.
The Browns could look around for a quarterback this offseason, Hensley notes.
McCoy's absence was triggered, obviously, by a helmet-to-helmet hit by the Steelers' James Harrison in Week 14. McCoy had a concussion on the play, and he hasn't yet been able to return to the field. Harrison was suspended for a game for the hit.
McCoy is still only 25 and in his second season, but the Browns are restless after what has a 4-11 season so far, and they might have a chance to grab a good young quarterback in the draft.