We noted yesterday that Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy, a star at Texas and third-round draft pick, has been mentioned as being on the roster bubble. Today Browns coach Eric Mangini said all options remain on the table regarding which quarterbacks the team will keep on the roster after the preseason.
The Browns will go into the season with Jake Delhomme as the starter and Seneca Wallace as the No. 2, but Mangini said it’s conceivable that both McCoy and Brett Ratliff could be on the team as well. It’s also conceivable that both of them could be cut.
“That’s something that we will talk about as the cuts get closer,” Mangini said. “I’ve kept four as a head coach and have been on teams that have kept four as an assistant coach. I have also been on [teams that only kept] two.”
Cutting a third-round draft pick before the regular season starts is rare, but not unheard of. It seems like a long shot that McCoy would get cut, but Mangini’s comments suggest that the Browns aren’t ruling it out.