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Colt McCoy might stay with Cleveland Browns after all

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy said one week ago that there was no place he would rather be than Cleveland. He may just get his wish.

McCoy, not Seneca Wallace, got the backup snaps in Cleveland's third preseason game. McCoy played well and has looked improved in year two of coach Pat Shurmur's system. It sure sounds like Shurmur wants to keep him.

"I think he's done an outstanding job here in training camp," Shurmur said via the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "I'm very pleased with where he's at. I gained an even greater appreciation of him, the way he's competed, the way he's handled the situation, let's just call it that.

"I'm very impressed with how he's doing. I think that's good for our team. He understands one of the primary things you need to understand as a backup at this point -- to be ready to play -- because you're (an) ankle injury from being in there, and he's been on both sides of that coin and so he understands it."

A skeptic might point out that Shurmur is only trying to raise McCoy's trade value. A skeptic may be right, but we just don't see another team ponying up much, if anything for McCoy. Shurmur indicated he's already decided what he's going to do at quarterback.

We'd expect McCoy to stay and Seneca Wallace to get cut. Marc Sessler is somewhere smiling.

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