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2012 NFL Draft Rumors: Mike Holmgren, Pat Shurmur Address Colt McCoy Trade Rumors

The Colt McCoy trade rumors heated up as soon as the Browns handed in their No. 22 pick on Thursday night, adding Brandon Weeden. Tom Heckert acknowledged on Thursday evening that the the front office had not yet talked about trading McCoy, but did say those were discussions they would have that night. Then, reports surfaced on Friday morning that the Browns and Packers had initiated talks about a potential trade for McCoy.

Pat Shurmur denied the reports about talks already ongoing, via @MortReport:

Mike Holmgren equivocated when asked about McCoy's future with the club, telling Tony Grossi he may still stick with the club. Via Tony Gross of 850 ESPN Cleveland WKNR:

Browns President Mike Holmgren did not speak in front of the media at the press conference introducing Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, but I had a few words with him. I asked about whether the team would be able to trade Colt McCoy. Holmgren answered: "I don't know. He might be here. We'll see."

As for McCoy himself, he reportedly said this morning that he's not seeking a trade, and wants to come in to camp and compete for the starting job with the 28 year-old Weeden. Via @JasonLaCanfora:

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