Colt McCoy will start final three games

December, 16, 2010
12/16/10
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BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy will get his first start in nearly a month on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Browns head coach Eric Mangini also named the rookie the starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2010 season.

McCoy is coming off a high-ankle sprain and hasn't played since a Nov. 21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will take the first-team reps in practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

McCoy sparked Cleveland's offense and led the team to big wins over the New Orleans Saints (10-3) and New England Patriots (11-2) earlier this season. He was 2-3 as a starter and will replace veteran Jake Delhomme, who threw for just 86 yards, one interception and lost a fumble in this past Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills. Mangini said Delhomme handled the news well.

Cleveland's final three games this year are all against AFC North foes. McCoy will start against the Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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