Dec 23 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) attempts a two point conversion on a run in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

AFC North: Browns Trade Colt McCoy, Cut 2 Starters


 

 

 

After only three seasons, the Colt McCoy era is officially over in Cleveland, as the Browns have traded him to the San Fransisco 49ers for a pair of draft picks.

McCoy spent two years as the Browns’ starting quarterback, but with no supporting cast to speak of, he failed to lift the perennial losers to higher than third in the AFC North. In McCoy’s starts, the Browns were a mere 6-15 as he threw 21 touchdowns to 20 interceptions, with a 58% completion percentage.

The Browns drafted Brandon Weeden last year to replace McCoy, but the numbers suggest McCoy was the better option, as Weeden threw 14 touchdowns to 17 picks while with a 57% completion percentage.

 

The Browns also announced this afternoon they’ve released a pair of former starters in outside linebacker Chris Gocong and safety Usama Young .Gocong is coming off an Achilles tear and was owed $4.55 million. Young  notched 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three interceptions last season.

 

 

The NFL has announced safety Christian Thompson has been suspended without pay for the Baltimore Ravens‘ first four games of the 2013 season. Thompson was a fourth-round pick from last year, and was expected to help ease the loss of Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard, but with this suspension, it leave the Ravens further depleted after watching over half of their starting defense depart this offseason.

 

 

 

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