The Cleveland Browns officially ruled out QB Josh McCown (collarbone) on Friday for Sunday’s game against the Titans.
QB Josh McCown has been ruled out for #CLEvsTEN.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 14, 2016
Browns HC Hue Jackson said of the decision to hold McCown out: “He’s real close. Going to err on side of caution.” (Scott Petrak)
Earlier in the week, Jackson told reporters that there was a chance that McCown could play in their Week 6 game. However, it appears as though they’d prefer to wait and give him more time to heal while starting rookie Cody Kessler in the time being.
McCown was expected to miss between 2-4 weeks after he sustained a strain and hairline fracture in his non-throwing shoulder a three weeks ago.
McCown, 37, signed a three-year, $14 million contract that includes $6.25 million guaranteed with the Browns back in March of last year. He stands to make base salaries of $4.375 million (2016) and $3.625 million (2017) over the duration of the agreement.
In 2016, McCown has thrown for 260 yards while completing 60.6 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and two interceptions.