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Colt McCoy Still Not Medically Cleared to Practice

Wednesday came and went, and the quarterback situation doesn't look like it will be changing this week. When asked about the status of quarterback Colt McCoy, head coach Pat Shurmur said that second-year quarterback still has not been medically cleared to practice. "In terms of injuries, Colt McCoy has not been medically cleared to play yet," said Shurmur. "When he is, at that time we’ll talk about his availability for Sunday and his role. At this point there’s nothing more to say."

When asked whether this meant Seneca Wallace would probably start against the Steelers, Shurmur seemed to lean that direction. "He’s taking all the reps and the longer it goes in the week, there’s a pretty darn good shot he’ll be the starter," said Shurmur. Now, it's worth considering that McCoy has not been placed on the injured reserve yet. Because of that, there might be hope that he'll be cleared to return to practice later this week with a chance at starting in the finale. In terms of evaluating him though, there's probably not much of a reward from rushing him back to action given the team's record.

When it comes to concussions, wide receiver Jordan Norwood has not been cleared to practice yet either. Right tackle Tony Pashos missed practice with an illness, but he's expected to be ready for the finale.