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McCown will have MRI Monday; Browns reportedly fear he’ll miss time

Isaiah Crowell, Josh McCown AP

Browns quarterback Josh McCown will have an MRI Monday after injuring his non-throwing shoulder during Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, PFT has learned.

NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported Sunday that “the Browns are bracing themselves for possible bad news” on McCown’s status.

McCown was holding his left arm or shoulder when he was taken to the locker room briefly late in Sunday’s first quarter, and trainers also spent extensive time with him on the sideline in the second half. He appeared to be in pain throughout the second half but finished the game.

McCown started Sunday’s game after the Browns placed Robert Griffin III on injured reserve. Griffin suffered a shoulder injury late in the season opener. The only other quarterback currently on the active roster is rookie Cody Kessler, a third-round pick last April.

Kessler struggled mightily in the preseason. The Browns added quarterback Kevin Hogan, a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs last April, to their practice squad earlier this month. If McCown will miss any time the team will almost have to add a veteran quarterback, but the pool of available veteran free agents is thin. The Browns are loaded with draft picks over the next two years, so perhaps they’ll pursue a trade for an experienced player who’s currently in a backup role if necessary.

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13 Responses to “McCown will have MRI Monday; Browns reportedly fear he’ll miss time”
  1. jakec4 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:29 PM

    I’d love to see them ship Kaepernick’s butt to Cleveland.

  2. dlwjr3181 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:33 PM

    BRING BACK JOHNNY FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. nfella says: Sep 18, 2016 8:35 PM

    Man, it’s getting so bad in Cleveland that even Steelers fans are starting to feel sympathy for the franchise.

    Sorry Brownie fans. Like, seriously man.

  4. frenzy95 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:35 PM

    We aren’t interested in that clown.

  5. jakers60 says: Sep 18, 2016 8:50 PM

    Sign Tebow before the Baseball instructional league starts !

  6. clevelandrocksyourface says: Sep 18, 2016 8:59 PM

    Josh is old school tough. He played one heck of a game today. Here’s hoping he’s ok.

  7. Jax4 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:06 PM


  8. dirtdawg54 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:10 PM

    Why would you trade for a back up? Makes zeros sense. This team isn’t going to win many games no matter who is back there. Keep your picks. Play out the string. Continue to retool. And maybe, just maybe, one day you won’t be a laughing stock of a franchise.

  9. rogerpredactor says: Sep 18, 2016 10:19 PM

    Chase Daniels for a 3rd rd. pick.
    2nd round in 2018.

    I’d do it.

  10. NoobTubeTV says: Sep 19, 2016 8:55 AM

    I love the Browns and I will forever support them.

    That said…

    They are basically the NFL version of a Ben Stiller movie that never ends.

  11. captainstabbins says: Sep 19, 2016 10:07 AM

    Bo Callahan is available….

  12. chippysbinky says: Sep 19, 2016 10:28 AM

    Damn shame, there’s a lot to like about McCown. He should have been the day one starter.

  13. steves11 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:42 PM

    Mike Vick is sitting by his phone waiting for it to ring.

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