QB Wallace expected to start for Browns

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 6:40 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Browns QB Seneca Wallace will "likely" start Saturday at Baltimore as Colt McCoy continues to recover from a concussion, head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday.

McCoy was with the team on Tuesday but didn't participate in practice.

"He was here, he went through meetings, and this was the first time he's gone through meetings in awhile, so he's making progress," Shurmur said, according to the club.

Wallace started his first game of the season on Sunday at Arizona, completing 18-of-31 passes for 226 yards with a TD and a lost fumble in a 20-17 OT loss.

Shurmur declined to say whether McCoy would be reinstalled as the starter if he returns this season.

"I'm going to cross that bridge when they are both healthy," Shurmur said. "Right now, until Colt's healthy, we're going to go with Seneca."

The way we see it

The Browns have been reluctant to address McCoy's role now and in 2012 since he suffered his concussion in Week 14. McCoy has had an up-and-down season, throwing for 2,733 yards and 14 TDs with 11 interceptions and two lost fumbles in 13 starts. Upgrading the passing game figures to be an offseason priority for the Browns, and it will be interesting to see how they proceed at quarterback.