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2012 NFL Draft Rumors: Colt McCoy On The Trading Block?

The Cleveland Browns drafted 28 year old quarterback Brandon Weeden with the No. 22 pick in the 1st Round on Thursday night, immediately prompting questions on the future of Colt McCoy. The Browns apparently told McCoy that they would not select a quarterback in Round 1, according to a report from Adam Schefter. Via @MaryKayCabot:

But the Browns went ahead and took Weeden, who will almost certainly have a shot at the starting job right away. And he may not even have to compete for the job. According to Bob Holtzman of ESPN, Browns General Manager Tom Heckert said they wouldn't have drafted him if they though he'd be a backup. Via @EvanSiva of ProFootballTalk:

Heckert was very candid on Thursday night when he addressed the media, stating that the Browns would starting talking about a Colt McCoy trade that night.

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