Colt McCoy QB WAS 12 Months1 Comment

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy will undergo an MRI after suffering a stinger in his right neck/shoulder area in Thursday's preseason opener.

McCoy insists it's just a "precaution," but his recent injury history suggests otherwise. McCoy completed only 3-of-7 passes for 41 yards and an interception before going down. He was hurt on a broken play, losing a yard on a rush attempt. McCoy will have to be healthy to hold off Scott Tolzien.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Jul 21 '13

49ers backup QB Colt McCoy turned in a "solid" spring and is locked in as Colin Kaepernick's top clipboard holder.

It's a depth chart to keep in mind in case dual-threat Kaepernick suffers an injury. Beat writer Matt Barrows suggests Jim Harbaugh would run an "Alex Smith-like" offense if McCoy were pressed into action. McCoy and Smith are similar players; extremely limited arm talents with some mobility and "moxie."

Colt McCoy QB WAS Jun 06 '13

Colt McCoy has strengthened his hold on the backup job during OTAs.

McCoy was brought in to compete with Scott Tolzien. So far, the job has clearly been his. The 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up has a 6-15 record and 58.3 completion percentage through three NFL seasons.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Apr 02 '13

New 49ers QB Colt McCoy says he "feels great" health wise.

McCoy missed an opportunity to make a Week 17 spot-start thanks to a shoulder injury, but is 100 percent. McCoy also said he has "nothing but great" things to say about the Browns organization, and harbors no ill-will about their infamous handling of his 2011 concussion. McCoy will compete with Scott Tolzien for No. 2 duties in San Francisco.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Apr 01 '132 Comments

49ers acquired QB Colt McCoy from the Browns in exchange for a late-round draft pick.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Mar 31 '13

The Cleveland Plain Dealer considers the Browns "doubtful" to find a trade partner for Colt McCoy.

His $2.35 million base salary is rich for a borderline backup-caliber talent, and no teams view McCoy as even a viable training camp competitor. The league is also well aware McCoy is not in the Browns' plans, particularly after the Jason Campbell signing. Expect Cleveland to release McCoy by early May.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Mar 29 '13

The Seattle Times suspects the Seahawks could have interest in Colt McCoy if they deal Matt Flynn to Oakland.

Seahawks beat writer Danny O'Neil believes McCoy is "expected to be released," and could be signed by Seattle as a free agent. The Browns are currently trying to trade McCoy. They'll send him to whatever team offers up a draft pick.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Mar 28 '13

Browns CEO Joe Banner said that Colt McCoy won't be released "as of now," but confirmed that the team is open to trading him.

McCoy is no longer in the Browns' plans after they signed Jason Campbell, and is currently being shopped for a late-round pick. ESPN Cleveland suggests the Texans and Saints as possible trade partners.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Mar 27 '134 Comments

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Colt McCoy will be released or traded for a late-round pick "soon."

On the block all offseason, McCoy is officially out of the Browns' plans after they signed Jason Campbell on Tuesday. He'll likely be cut, as if there was a late-round pick to be had for him, the Browns likely would have already gotten it. However, a Browns source tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport the team has "no plans" to cut the former third-round pick. We'll see. Small of stature with a pop-gun arm, McCoy is best suited to a West Coast attack. He'd make sense as a backup in Green Bay, where he's been linked in the past.

Colt McCoy QB WAS Mar 27 '13

ESPN Cleveland says Colt McCoy is "undoubtedly" done with the Browns.

McCoy's noodle arm is not a fit in Norv Turner's offense. Brandon Weeden will be fighting off challenges from Jason Campbell and possibly a rookie, while the Browns try to salvage a draft pick for McCoy. Beat writer Tony Grossi suggests the Texans and Saints as possible trade partners, although we don't think McCoy would be a surefire upgrade on current Texans' backup T.J. Yates.