49ers QB Colt McCoy hurts shoulder in first preseason game
Colt McCoy, who is competing to be Colin Kaepernick's backup in San Francisco, left Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos early with a shoulder injury. The 49ers say McCoy is doubtful to return.
McCoy was 3-for-7 with 41 yards and an interception.
A third-round pick out of Texas in 2010, McCoy started 21 games with the Browns, completing 58 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Cleveland used a first-round pick on Brandon Weeden in 2012, effectively spelling the end of McCoy's time with the Browns. He was traded to San Francisco in April 2013.
McCoy is in a battle with Scott Tolzien for the backup gig, but most media reports have McCoy in the lead.