The season is officially over for quarterback Colt McCoy, as of Friday, he's not been cleared to practice with the rest of the Cleveland Browns, and head coach Pat Shurmur has deemed him out for the Week 17 finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. McCoy has said repeatedly that he wanted to return for Sunday's game against the AFC North rivals, but following a concussion, the team's medical staff has to be strict, and McCoy is most definitely a no-go.
Seneca Wallace will get the start at quarterback, as has been the case the last two games. Against the Arizona Cardinals, Wallace threw for 226 yards and a touchdown, while throwing for significantly less (147 yards) against the Baltimore Ravens, with an interception on top of his touchdown. Still, the offense has been moving well under Wallace, and the Browns found themselves firmly in both games, losing to Arizona in overtime.
There was doubt that McCoy would get the start even if he was active on Sunday.
McCoy suffered a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 8, and after a lot of scrutiny following McCoy's return to that game, the team hasn't cleared him for a single practice since then. The helmet-to-helmet hit that got Steelers linebacker James Harrison suspended for one game effectively made McCoy miss three weeks of action, ending his season.
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