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Highlights from press conference with Browns coach Eric Mangini

By Nate Ulrich Published: December 13, 2010

Browns coach Eric Mangini met with reporters Monday afternoon. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:

  • Mangini said quarterback Jake Delhomme will start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals if rookie quarterback Colt McCoy (high-ankle sprain) isn't healthy enough to return to action. McCoy came back to practice this past Friday and was listed as the Browns' third quarterback during their 13-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills, but it's unclear whether or not he'll be healthy enough to play in Week 15. More about McCoy's status should should be revealed Wednesday, when the Browns return to practice.

  • Before Mangini's news conference began, Wallace spoke to reporters. "It's frustrating watching them go out there, and we're struggling a little bit on offense," Wallace said. "But I can't do too much on the sideline."

  • Mangini said the offense was inconsistent during practices leading up to the Browns' showdown with the Bills, and it carried over to the team's loss.

  • Mangini said the team's wide receivers and tight ends need to do a better job of getting open.

  • Mangini said he thinks linebacker David Bowens (head) and cornerback Sheldon Brown (shoulder), both of whom suffered injuries against the Bills, will be able to play against the Bengals. However, they might miss some practice time, Mangini said.

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