With Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy to miss practice Wednesday with a high ankle sprain, Jake Delhomme will get the majority of the practice repetitions as the starter, head coach Eric Mangini said, according to multiple media outlets.
According to reports, Mangini said McCoy is recovering from his injury, which kept him out of the Week 12 win vs. Carolina, and Mangini has not eliminated McCoy from starting consideration on Sunday.
Delhomme completed 24-of-35 passes for 245 yards vs. the Panthers but was intercepted twice by his old team, including once for a touchdown, and Mangini said Monday that he wanted Delhomme to make better decisions with the ball.
The way we see it
News of Delhomme practicing as the starter on Wednesday means he's still ahead of backup Seneca Wallace in the pecking order at quarterback. Delhomme seems likely to get at least one more start.
Delhomme only merits starting consideration in very big leagues or two-QB formats. He has one TD pass in 10 quarters of play this season. Meanwhile, the Dolphins' pass defense is allowing a respectable 201.4 passing yards per contest and has surrendered 14 TD passes in 11 games.