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NFL Trade Rumors: San Francisco 49ers Acquire QB Colt McCoy

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COMMENTARY | The San Francisco 49ers love bringing in players to fuel competition both on the practice field and on Sundays, so it is no surprise that the team went out and acquired quarterback Colt McCoy from the Cleveland Browns on Monday.

CBSSports.com's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that the 49ers have acquired McCoy in exchange for late-round picks in the upcoming NFL draft.

While McCoy will not be competing with starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick anytime soon, he will be competing for the backup spot with third-year player Scott Tolzien.

San Francisco only had two quarterbacks on the roster heading into Monday, after trading Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the offseason for the No. 34 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, as well as a conditional pick in 2014.

McCoy played in three games last season for Cleveland, going 9-of-17 for 79 yards and a touchdown.

While McCoy is no game-changer on the 49ers' roster, there was meaning and reason behind his acquisition, and it is centered on the backup Tolzien.

McCoy is in the final year of his contract that will pay him $1.5 million in 2013.

Scott Semmler is a senior at San Jose State University fortunate enough to have covered nearly every Bay Area professional sports team, including the San Francisco Giants' 2012 World Series title. Follow him on Twitter@ScottSemmler22.

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