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.