December 8, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) passes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 14-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Cleveland Browns Free Agency Rumors: Colt McCoy Out, Matt Moore In?

Dec 23 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) attempts a two point conversion on a run in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Free Agency rumor mill is turning in full force and we are beginning to learn more about the direction teams could be going in the offseason. On the quarterback side of things, the Cleveland Browns are expected to part ways with former third-round pick Colt McCoy.

McCoy is set to make $2.325 million in 2013 after escalators boosted his salary for the upcoming season. The team is not willing to pay for a backup quarterback that they do not believe in.

On top of his salary, McCoy is not a fit for the Browns new offense so there is no incentive to keep him on the roster.

With McCoy likely out the door in Cleveland, the team will be looking for someone to come in and challenge Brandon Weeden. Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer presented some likely options for the Browns to bring in during free agency.

Per Pluto:

The Browns don’t believe McCoy can be a viable starter. That’s why they are looking at Matt Moore or even someone such as Matt Cassell to push Weeden. I still think Moore is a real possibility, unless he finds a team where he will be a certain starter.

Cleveland will have a lot of decisions to make this offseason, but it looks like one has already been made. McCoy should be able to find some interest on the open market.

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