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Browns Injuries, Week 17: Colt McCoy Probably Out Vs. Steelers

Jamison Hensley notices that, with quarterback Colt McCoy likely out in the Browns' Week 17 matchup against the Steelers, McCoy might have made his last start with Cleveland.

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.

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