Rookie Colt McCoy again took charge of the first-team offense in preparation to start Sunday when Bill Belichick leads his New England Patriots into Cleveland Browns Stadium. Barring a last-minute recovery by Wallace, who is closer to returning than Delhomme, McCoy will get the call.
''I'm here for whatever they ask me to do. Again, that's a coaches' decision,'' McCoy said of a possible third consecutive start. ''I know Jake and Seneca aren't practicing today, and I treat it the same way I have the last several weeks — to prepare like I'm the starter every time. Whether it ends that way or not, I'm going to be prepared to play.''
Browns running back Peyton Hillis was not listed on the injury report for the first time in a month. ''The bye week helped a lot,'' Hillis said of the nagging quad injury that had plagued him.