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49ers acquire Colt McCoy from Browns

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On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns to acquire quarterback Colt McCoy and a sixth-round draft pick in exchange for a fifth-round and seventh-round pick, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The departure of Alex Smith left a void at the 49ers’ backup quarterback position, which will purportedly be filled with the arrival of McCoy.  However, he could face competition for the backup role from Scott Tolzien.

McCoy, a Heisman Trophy candidate with the Texas Longhorns, spent three seasons with the Browns, but could not develop into the starting quarterback the team hoped he would become.  McCoy finished his tenure at Cleveland with a 74.8 passer rating and threw for 4,388 yards, 21 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 24 games played.

The Browns’ recent signing of Jason Campbell signaled the end of McCoy’s stint in Cleveland.  Campbell and Brandon Weeden are expected to compete for the Browns’ starting quarterback position.

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Ben Hernandez Jr.

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