CLEVELAND — Quarterback Colt McCoy started the preseason finale tonight and got off to a dreadful start.
With rookie starter Brandon Weeden getting the night off to avoid injury, McCoy began the game behind the second-team offensive line. He went 2-for-5 for 16 yards and an interception in the quarter. He also led receiver Greg Little into a fierce hit on an incompletion.
Chicago led 7-0 after a quarter.
McCoy’s roster status is unclear with final cuts due Friday. He’s spent the preseason as the No. 2, but could be traded or demoted behind veteran backup Seneca Wallace. There’s also a remote chance he could be cut.
The Bears turned McCoy’s interception into a touchdown on the next play, a 30-yard pass from Josh McCown to former Ohio State receiver Dan Sanzenbacher.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur rested most of his projected starters. On offense, Little and fullback Owen Marecic were the only holdovers. Running back Montario Hardesty, who could start the season opener with rookie Trent Richardson still recovering from knee surgery, played most of the first quarter.
On defense, rookie linebacker James-Michael Johnson was the only possible starter who played.
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