Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

McCown was released by the Browns on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 37-year-old quarterback intends to continue his NFL career, as long as he can find his way onto a roster. He only played in five games for the Browns in 2016, throwing 90 completions on 165 attempts for 1100 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions. McCown struggled with injuries during his two-year stint in Cleveland, which could deter teams from signing him to a deal. Regardless, he has proven to be a valuable backup quarterback throughout his 14 seasons in the league and should attract the attention of at least one organization going forward.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
2 months ago

McCown (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns will dress out Robert Griffin and Cody Kessler on Saturday while leaving McCown and Kevin Hogan on the inactive list.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
2 months ago

McCown (coach's decision) will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns will deploy just two options at quarterback in Week 14 during Robert Griffin's return from the shoulder injury that kept him sidelined since Week 1. Cody Kessler will serve as Griffin's backup considering McCown's inactivity.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

McCown (finger) is not listed on the Browns' Week 14 injury report.

EDGE Analysis

Though McCown -- who sat out practice last Tuesday -- evidently enters Week 14 in good health, it looks like he's destined to work in a backup role this weekend, with reports that Robert Griffin is on track to start Sunday's game against the Bengals, barring any injury setbacks.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

McCown did not take part in Tuesday's practice, likely due to a finger injury, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

EDGE Analysis

It's not exactly certain why McCown was held out of Tuesday's session, but he was spotted with a swollen finger Monday, so that seems to be the cause of his absence. The finger issue leaves McCown's status moving forward in question, but he will have extra time to rest and recover with the Browns on bye in Week 13. He started and threw for a healthy 322 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants, but he may not be under center when the Browns return to action with fellow quarterback and Week 1 starter Robert Griffin (shoulder) back at practice.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

McCown completed 25 of 43 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in Week 12's loss to the Giants. He also lost two fumbles.

EDGE Analysis

Starting in place of injured Cody Kessler (concussion), McCown was able to spread the ball around to eight different receivers for a total of 322 yards -- including a 21-yard touchdown pass to Corey Coleman -- but his two turnovers and 18 incompletions marred his day. His two fumbles can be blamed on his offensive line, as the men protecting McCown allowed a whopping seven sacks, but nonetheless, McCown needs to do a better job of protecting the ball if the Browns expect to win a game this season. The Browns have a bye in Week 13, and it's unknown who will grab a hold of the quarterback reins against the Bengals the following week.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

With Cody Kessler in the NFL's concussion protocol, McCown will start this coming Sunday's game against the Giants, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCown is thus an option in very deep, or two-QB formats, but given the state of the 0-11 Browns' offense, he's not a high-percentage fantasy play in Week 12.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

Head coach Hue Jackson expects McCown to be the Browns' starting quarterback Sunday against the Giants, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suffering the second concussion of the season in Sunday's game against the Steelers, rookie Cody Kessler yielded direction of the offense to McCown, who was 14-for-27 passing for 118 yards and one touchdown upon taking over in the third quarter. The potential exists for Kessler to be shut down due to the nature of his injury, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, thereby allowing McCown to helm the offense. Fellow quarterback Robert Griffin (shoulder) is in line to practice this week, but easing into the fold rather than getting thrown in the fire is likely the prudent approach for the 0-11 Browns. With his third start (and fifth appearance) of the season imminent, McCown is difficult to trust due to a completion percentage of 53.3 and eight turnovers (including six interceptions) to date.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

McCown took over for Cody Kessler (concussion) at the end of the third quarter and completed 14 of 27 passes for 118 yards and a score against the Steelers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

McCown found Gary Barnidge for the tight end's first touchdown of the season, but it was tough sledding for the veteran quarterback. He was sacked four times in the fourth quarter -- including one that resulted in him losing a fumble in the end zone. If Kessler is unable to clear concussion protocol, McCown may be in line to start in Week 12 against the Giants, although Robert Griffin (shoulder) should return to practice at some point next week.

Josh McCown
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

McCown was excused from Monday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCown and the Browns are coming off playing last Thursday against the Ravens, so Monday's practice was a rare session that he was given off. When he rejoins his teammates, McCown is slated to serve as backup to rookie Cody Kessler at quarterback.