Coach Pat Shurmur stopped by the media center this evening at the team’s headquarters and told reporters the Browns have not talked to other teams about trading quarterback Colt McCoy.
“We haven’t made any plans to do anything about anything yet,” Shurmur said. “So we haven’t made any phone calls. We haven’t done anything in regards to Colt.
“All of what we talked about today is what we’re gonna do with the next two picks [tonight in the second and third rounds of the draft].”
When asked if McCoy will be on the team May 22 when OTAs start, Shurmur said: “Well, let’s not take it all the way out to May 22. As it stands right now, I’ve talked to Colt, and we’re getting ready to draft.
“I talked to Colt this evening. He’s actually going to Dallas this weekend, which he had planned to do. So he’s fine.”
Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert made it clear the Browns drafted Brandon Weeden 22nd overall on Thursday night with the intent of starting him as a rookie.
When asked Thursday night if the Browns would try to trade McCoy this weekend, Heckert said, “That will be something that we will talk about tonight and tomorrow.”
Shurmur's comments contradict reports that have surfaced today. PackerReport.com reported this morning the Browns have talked to the Green Bay Packers about dealing McCoy. Meanwhile, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported McCoy is not asking for a trade, though the Browns could move him.
Weeden said he has not discussed the situation with McCoy.
"I haven't run into Colt," Weeden said. "As far as [McCoy's future], that's out of my control. I'm here to compete, and that's a management decision. I'm blessed to be in this position. But, no, I haven't run into Colt."