Browns’ Josh McCown limited in practice, still chance he’ll start

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BEREA, Ohio— Browns starting quarterback Josh McCown will be limited in practice with injured ribs but could still play Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Coach Mike Pettine said McCown threw some passes on Tuesday and has made progress from the injury sustained on Nov. 1 against Arizona. McCown was inactive for last week’s loss at Cincinnati as Johnny Manziel made his fourth career start.

Pettine said the Browns will know more about McCown’s status after he practices Wednesday. Pettine does not have a “drop dead” time to name his starter for the Steelers.

Manziel played well in the first half at Cincinnati, but the Bengals kept him in the pocket after halftime and rolled to a 31-10 win.

It’s assumed Manziel will start if McCown can’t play, but Pettine said “not many jobs around here are etched in stone.” Austin Davis is Cleveland’s third-string quarterback.

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