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Browns coach Pat Shurmur: QB Colt McCoy, WR Jordan Norwood, OL Tony Pashos have been ruled out vs. Steelers

By Nate Ulrich Published: December 30, 2011
Cleveland Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace signals the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Browns coach Pat Shurmur met with reporters today before his team practiced in preparation for its regular-season finale Sunday at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here are some of the highlights from the news conference:

  • Quarterback Colt McCoy (concussion), wide receiver Jordan Norwood (concussion) and offensive lineman Tony Pashos (stomach illness) have been ruled out for Sunday, Shurmur said.

  • McCoy is officially done for the season. "I think he improved quite a bit from the first game to the last game he played in," Shurmur said. "I think I've said that all along."

  • Quarterback Seneca Wallace, who's pictured above, will start against the Steelers, Shurmur said. Thaddeus Lewis will serve as Wallace's backup, Shurmur said.

  • With Pashos out, Artis Hicks will start at right tackle, Shurmur said. Oniel Cousins and John Greco could also receive some playing time at right tackle, Shurmur said.


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