Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to be released or traded soon for a late-round draft pick, a league source told The Plain Dealer today.

McCoy, a third-round pick by the Browns out of Texas, has become expendable now that the Browns have signed former Bears quarterback Jason Campbell to a two-year contract.

McCoy, the backup last season to Brandon Weeden, is not a match for the downfield, vertical passing game of new coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and would fit better in a shorter passing game.

McCoy has gone 6-15 as a starting quarterback for the Browns, including 4-9 in 2011. He's thrown for 21 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and has a career 74.8 passer rating.

McCoy, who was drafted by former Browns team president Mike Holmgren, had expected to be the starter last season, but was replaced after the Browns selected Weeden with the No. 22 overall pick.

Campbell is expected to press Weeden for the starting job this season.