Mangini audio: 'We're not looking to move Quinn'
With the trade deadline on Tuesday, Browns coach Eric Mangini addressed growing speculation that he will trade backup quarterback Brady Quinn.
''We're not looking to move Brady Quinn,'' Mangini said Wednesday. ''Brady and I have a good relationship, Brady and (offensive coordinator) Brian (Daboll) have a good relationship. He's focused on Pittsburgh.''
Asked Quinn's mindset, Mangini said, ''Same as the rest of us, it's Pittsburgh.''
Mangini's comment did not rule out the possibility of listening to offers for Quinn. Asked about that scenario, Mangini said, ''We get calls all the time. (But) Brady is a Cleveland Brown and that's not anything we're looking to do.''
Speculation was fueled by reports Tuesday night that Quinn put his Avon Lake home on the market. Quinn confirmed the stories Wednesday, insisting that he was merely downsizing and didn't like his half-hour drive to work.
"I'm a guy who doesn't want to drive 30 minutes to the facility every day," Quinn said. "I'm a bachelor, I live in a house that's too much upkeep for me."
Quinn said he has not asked to be traded.
''I don't know where that came from. I have not asked to be traded,'' Quinn said. ''That's something that I won't do.''
Asked if he would he welcome a trade given his status with the Browns, Quinn said:
"Um, I mean it's tough to obviously play out a hypothetical like that in this point in time. Obviously, I want to play and I think I'm good enough to play in this league. But I'm here right now to do the best I can for this team."