BEREA — Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy didn’t practice Monday and may miss Tuesday with a thumb injury, but coach Eric Mangini said he expects him to play Saturday night against the Rams in the second preseason game.
McCoy banged his throwing hand on the helmet of an offensive lineman Saturday vs. Green Bay and left the game. X-rays were negative. McCoy worked inside with trainers Monday, returned near the end of practice and talked to president Mike Holmgren. McCoy ran sprints with the team after practice.
Rookie running back Montario Hardesty (knee) won’t return to practice this week, but Mangini said he’s moving into the next phase of his rehab.
Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (leg), offensive linemen Tony Pashos and Floyd Womack — the top two contenders at right tackle — and linebackers D’Qwell Jackson (pectoral) and Titus Brown also didn’t practice. Running backs James Davis and Peyton Hillis walked off the field with a trainer and didn’t return. Their injuries were undisclosed.
** Saturday’s home game with the Rams will be televised live locally, but tickets remain for purchase.
** Safety Abram Elam intercepted Jake Delhomme near the goal line in a two-minute drill. Backup quarterback Seneca Wallace led a successful drive, capped by Chris Jennings’ 1-yard touchdown run.
** Tight end Robert Royal made a good catch down the seam, then got beat by linebacker Matt Roth on a pass rush.
** Rookie cornerback Joe Haden worked a lot with the first team as Eric Wright (hamstring) eased his way back into things. Haden had a tough day, giving up a long TD to Joshua Cribbs, another completion to Cribbs and getting beat by Carlton Mitchell, who dropped the ball.
** The Browns waived/injured receiver Johnathan Haggerty and signed receiver Taurus Johnson.
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