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Colt McCoy Wants To Remain With Browns, Feels Healthy

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy doesn't seem to be fazed by the rumors that he could potentially be dealt to another team according to a report. Instead, the 25-year-old who is entering his third NFL season has chosen to remain focused on the task at hand:

"You hear all of the rumors," McCoy said. "I keep a real tight mind-set that my job is quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And I'm going to go out here and compete and give my best to this city and this organization, because this is where I was drafted, and I don't want to be anywhere else."

In 2010 McCoy suffered a severely pinched nerve in his throwing shoulder and renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews told him that it would take two or three years to make a full recovery. He is now at the two-year mark and says that his arm is beginning to feel stronger:

"He told me, 'You can play, but this could be a two- to three-year ultimate recovery where you feel completely 100 percent,'" said McCoy. "And I think I've almost reached that point where the ball is coming out sharp. I'm pretty accurate. I'm putting the ball where I want to put it. My teammates have been saying I'm on point."

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