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Josh McCown | Quarterback | #13

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 218
College: Sam Houston State
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (81) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Josh McCown (shoulder) expects to be cleared soon.
McCown has been sidelined since landing on I.R. in December. He's on track for OTAs. McCown could return as a placeholder with Cleveland's quarterback situation up in the air. Jan 30 - 2:34 PM

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Browns placed QB Josh McCown on injured reserve with a broken collarbone, ending his season.

Terrelle Pryor was signed to take his roster spot. Either Austin Davis or Johnny Manziel will make the Week 13 start against Cincinnati. Coach Mike Pettine is expected to announce his decision Tuesday. McCown will be 37 before next season, but has proven to be very capable when on the field. The problem is he's become very injury-prone. Expect him back in Cleveland for 2016.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Josh McCown has been diagnosed with a broken right collarbone, and is done for the season.

The 36-year-old quarterback does not need surgery. It's an unfortunate, if not surprising, ending to what had been a good season. Truly reckless, McCown simply can't stop getting hurt. Coach Mike Pettine has yet to decide if he'll be replaced by Austin Davis or Johnny Manziel. With the team seemingly itching to move on from Manziel, we wouldn't be surprised if Davis got the call in Week 13. Due $4.375 million, McCown will likely be back with the team in 2016, but that's a fairly steep sum for a quarterback who's proven incapable of staying on the field the past few seasons.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 02:51:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports Josh McCown suffered a "possible broken collarbone" Monday night against the Ravens.

Mike Pettine said after the game McCown was dealing with a collarbone injury, but said the team will know more after tests Tuesday. If the collarbone is indeed broken McCown's season will be over. The Browns are now faced with the interesting decision of starting Austin Davis, who put them in a position to win Monday night, or Johnny Manziel, who the team spent the last week throwing under the bus. Manziel is the right choice, but he has been all along.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 08:29:00 AM

Coach Mike Pettine said after Monday night's Week 12 loss to the Ravens that Josh McCown has a collarbone injury.

That's all the details Pettine provided, adding the team will know more Tuesday. If McCown suffered a broken collarbone, his season would be over. Austin Davis came on in relief, going 7-of-10 for 77 yards and a score. It's unclear who would get the Week 13 start against Cincinnati, Davis or Johnny Manziel.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Josh McCown exited Monday night's Week 12 game against the Ravens with a right (throwing) shoulder injury.

McCown got off to a slow start, completing just two of his first seven passes, but he was on fire heading into halftime completing 16-of-26 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown. He was slicing and dicing this awful Ravens secondary. He threw for just 23 yards in the second half before getting leveled by two Ravens defenders on a deep shot to Travis Benjamin late in the third quarter. He landed directly on his right shoulder. McCown tried to play one more series but took himself out after two throws. He's been beat up as a 36-year-old this season. Austin Davis is now in the game at quarterback, with Johnny Manziel dressed as the No. 3.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Josh McCown has been reinstated as the Browns' starting quarterback.

With Johnny Manziel proving he hasn't moved beyond his partying ways over the weekend, McCown reclaims his starting job. He'll be backed up by Austin Davis, with Manziel demoted to the third string. McCown has actually had a little fantasy success this season, but it hasn't translated to real-life wins. He'll be an interesting streamer against the Ravens' hollowed-out defense on Monday Night Football.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Browns have benched Josh McCown (ribs) in favor of Johnny Manziel.

It was fun while it lasted for McCown, who put up several big fantasy performances but struggled through multiple injuries in his seven games as the starter. $1 million of McCown's reasonable $4.375 million base salary in 2016 is guaranteed, so it is likely he will return to Cleveland next season as a bridge quarterback or backup depending on how Manziel fares down the stretch this season.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Browns declared QB Josh McCown, TE E.J. Bibbs, G Joel Bitonio, WR Dwayne Bowe, CB Justin Gilbert, CB Joe Haden and SS Donte Whitner inactive for Week 10 against the Steelers.

McCown (ribs) practiced this week but couldn't get the green light. It's his second absence in a row. Johnny Manziel will start in McCown's place. Ibraheim Campbell (hamstring), Brian Hartline (concussion), Andrew Hawkins (concussion) and Jordan Poyer (shoulder) are all active for the Browns.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown (ribs, questionable) will start if he is active Week 10 against the Steelers.

This is somewhat of a relief, as we should know the starter in Cleveland when inactives start rolling in Sunday morning. Pettine has said he knows who will start, but he has not even shared that information with the quarterbacks. That sounds like a great plan when one of those quarterbacks, Johnny Manziel, would be making his fifth career start.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Josh McCown (ribs) is questionable for Week 10 against the Steelers.

McCown has practiced on a limited basis all week. Coach Mike Pettine refused to say who will start Sunday, but said he knows who it will be. He said earlier in the week McCown would get the nod if he is healthy. Practicing all week suggests he is close. Johnny Manziel has taken most of the first-team reps this week in practice and will start if McCown cannot play.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 01:00:00 PM

Josh McCown (ribs) is practicing again on Friday.

McCown has practiced each day this week, though Johnny Manziel has been doing much of the prep work for the Steelers. As long as McCown feels good after three-straight practices, it's hard to not see him under center Sunday. Coach Mike Pettine is expected to address the media in the next 45 minutes.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Josh McCown (ribs) will be limited again Thursday.

Pettine said he could tell McCown was not 100 percent on Wednesday, but said he looked "functional." The coach added they should have a better idea of McCown's ability to play following the practice. McCown is expected to start if he is physically ready.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Josh McCown (ribs) said he's "more optimistic" about playing this week than he was last week.

"I would say I’m more optimistic just because it’s a normal week, so I think that gives us a better chance to evaluate it," said McCown. Johnny Manziel started for Cleveland in last week's Thursday night loss to Cincinnati. The Browns have already said McCown will start over Manziel when he's healthy enough to resume playing. McCown practiced on Wednesday but admitted he still felt pain in his ribs. It's unclear if he'll suit up Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 09:32:00 PM

Josh McCown (ribs) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

Coach Mike Pettine said McCown is "truly day-to-day," and they'll see where McCown is at Thursday morning. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, McCown should be ready to start against the Steelers in what has the looks of a plus matchup. McCown will be worth streaming consideration.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Josh McCown
2Austin Davis
3Johnny Manziel
4Connor Shaw
5Pat Devlin
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Glenn Winston
4Raheem Mostert
5Terrell Watson
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
WR11Josh Gordon
2Taylor Gabriel
3Dwayne Bowe
4Marlon Moore
WR21Brian Hartline
2Andrew Hawkins
3Darius Jennings
4Rannell Hall
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Jim Dray
3E.J. Bibbs
4Connor Hamlett
LT1Joe Thomas
2Darrian Miller
3Erle Ladson
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Kaleb Johnson
C1Alex Mack
2Cameron Erving
RG1John Greco
2Conor Boffeli
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Michael Bowie
3Dan France
K1Travis Coons