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Browns waiting for McCoy to return

Quarterback still suffering from post-concussion symptoms

By Edward Lee

12:28 PM EST, December 20, 2011

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Colt McCoy did not play last Sunday due to post-concussion symptoms, and the Cleveland Browns are waiting for an update on their starting quarterback about his availability for Saturday's game against the Ravens.

“First, we’ve got to get him to the point where he’s going to be healthy enough to play,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said in a conference call with Baltimore media Tuesday. “He’s still going through the process of coming back from his concussion. As we sit today – I guess it’s a Tuesday, but it’s really a Wednesday in my world – he’s not out there practicing yet.”

McCoy has yet to be cleared for contact after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison in an 11-point loss on Dec. 8.

McCoy’s absence was filled by Seneca Wallace, who completed 18-of-31 passes for 226 yards, which included a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Greg Little in a 20-17 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.

“I think they’re similar in style as quarterback, and I think you can see that evidenced by the way Seneca played last week against Arizona,” Shurmur said of Wallace and McCoy. “So I think that allows us to do a lot of the same things offensively that we would have done with Colt. So that part is good. And then Seneca is a veteran player in this league, and he did some good things the other day.”