Thursday, April 21, 2011
Colt McCoy rallying Browns receivers
By James Walker
Count Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy among the growing list of players independently training with their wide receivers during the NFL lockout.
The second-year veteran has rallied several Cleveland receivers -- including Mohamed Massaquoi and Josh Cribbs -- to work out with him in Austin, Texas. Massquoi confirmed the plans on his Twitter account.
In a pre-draft meeting with the media on Thursday, Browns general manager Tom Heckert said he didn't know his players were organizing workouts until his public relations staff informed him Thursday morning. During the lockout, players cannot be in contact with their teams.
But Heckert said he's happy players are taking the initiative.
"I think it's great. ... I think it's probably more publicized now than in past seasons," Heckert said. "If they do it, great. But if they don't, I don’t think it's a big deal. We will be ready when they come back."
McCoy isn't the first quarterback to do this. Reportedly Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and Jordan Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals have also organized workouts with teammates.