Browns name McCoy starter

Published Dec. 16, 2010 10:49 a.m. ET

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will start Cleveland's final three games this season, starting Sunday vs. Cincinnati (2-11).

McCoy sat out the past three games with a high ankle sprain, but after he looked good in practice on Wednesday coach Eric Mangini decided to move him back into the starting lineup ahead of Jake Delhomme. It's unusual for Mangini to announce his plans at quarterback, but he felt McCoy has earned the opportunity.

McCoy, who only received a chance to play this season because of injuries to Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, went 2-3 in five starts. The Browns are 5-8.

Mangini said McCoy was "excited and determined" when he was told about starting.