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Pettine Says He Sees No Reason McCown Won’t Start at QB for Browns Sunday

There’s still major question marks about who is going to line up under center for the Browns on Sunday, but head coach Mike Pettine did his best to clear up the situation on Thursday in Berea.

The coach stated that Josh McCown, who was knocked out of last Sunday’s loss to the Jets with a concussion, will get the start Sunday at home against the Titans if practice goes well for him on Friday.

“I don’t see any reason we wouldn’t play him,” Pettine said Thursday.

It was stated on Wednesday that McCown was doing better according to Pettine. “He’s making progress but we won’t know the status until he’s fully cleared to return,” Pettine said Wednesday.

Pettine said Wednesday the earliest McCown was going to be able to get back on the practice field was Friday, and his statement today about him playing seems to stay in line with the fact the team would prefer to have him under center over Johnny Manziel.

The coach also said that wide out Dwayne Bowe, who was inactive vs the Jets with a hamstring injury, is getting closer to being declared healthy.

Pettine said Bowe “seems to have progressed from the hamstring.” He went on to say they will see how the rest of the week plays out before declaring him ready to play Sunday.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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