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Practice notes: QB Colt McCoy sent home today as he deals with concussion

By Nate Ulrich Published: December 16, 2011

The Browns (4-9) practiced today in preparation for their road game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (6-7). Reporters were allowed to watch about the first 20 minutes of practice. Here's what you need to know about the open session:

  • Quarterback Colt McCoy was sent home again today as he recovers from the concussion he suffered last Thursday when he absorbed a helmet-to-facemask hit from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, a teams spokesman said. Harrison appealed his one-game suspension, but the suspension was upheld today. Browns coach Pat Shurmur will likely rule out McCoy against the Cardinals when Shurmur meets with reporters later this afternoon. Quarterback Seneca Wallace is expected to start for the first time this season.

  • Practice-squad fullback Eddie Williams worked with the first-team offense today. The Browns will likely make a roster move later today, so they can elevate Williams to the active roster.

  • In addition to McCoy, fullback Owen Marecic (concussion), tight end Benjamin Watson (concussion) and strong safety T.J. Ward (foot) missed practice today. Ward was on the field watching his teammates run through drills.

  • Running back Montario Hardesty (calf) didn't participate in team drills. Running backs Peyton Hillis and Chris Ogbonnaya worked in team drills.

  • Offensive lineman Artis Hicks (shoulder) returned to practice after sitting out Thursday.

  • Hardesty, wide receiver Josh Cribbs (groin), offensive linemen Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and Tony Pashos (ankle) and linebacker Quinton Spears (hamstring) practiced today. All of them were limited Thursday.


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