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Browns QB McCoy says his throwing shoulder is healed

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Browns quarterback Colt McCoy told The Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Monday that the pinched nerve in his throwing shoulder is completely healed.

McCoy admitted during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV in February that the right shoulder injury, sustained during the BCS National Championship Game in January 2010, gave him some problems throughout his rookie season.

"It feels as good as it's ever felt," McCoy told the newspaper. "Throwing-wise, I definitely feel back up to speed. I'm not getting fatigued as much as what I was. I really feel good and confident, so that's always a plus."

He said he had no setbacks during an informal gathering of Browns offensive players in late April at the University of Texas.

"We have a new coach and a new system and I'm really the only one that has that much clue about what's going on," said McCoy. "I've spent a lot of time in the playbook, so it was important for us to get together and study. It was a lot mental. We spent a lot of time understanding the basic foundation of what goes on in the West Coast (offense). It's a lot different from what we ran last year."

McCoy and some teammates are planning another camp, possibly during the middle of May at Kent State, should the NFL's labor stalemate continue to drag on. The quarterback said he has reached out to offensive draft picks such as wide receiver Greg Little, tight end Jordan Cameron and fullback Owen Marecic, and they're planning to attend, depending on school schedules.

"I'm trying to keep it as quiet as I can, but we're going to get together -- whether it's in Cleveland, Austin, California, Florida, or wherever," said McCoy. "When we do, the draft picks will be there."

McCoy also said he hopes quarterbacks Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme will attend some of the sessions, but because of their experience in the West Coast offense it's not as important.

"If this lockout continues, we hope to do it more and more," McCoy said. "We know that 5-11 is not acceptable and we know we've got a lot of work to do."

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