Mike Holmgren talked about that "raw deal" on Thursday.
"I think (Colt's) a wonderful young man, and a good football player," Holmgren said. "And if you are asking me to say was it fair last year? He had a tough go and he didn't get as much help as I thought he was going to get. But heck, that's football."
Translation: Thanks for trying. It wasn't enough.
"They would like to find McCoy a new team, a new opportunity, to spare him the ignominy of being released. They will not demand much in a trade," Grossi writes.
UPDATE: NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah reported Saturday the Browns are asking for little in return for McCoy.