Browns Deny They're Trying to Trade QB Quinn

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn (10) runs under pressure from Buffalo Bills' Terrence McGee (24) during the first quarter of the NFL football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Don Heupel)
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Eric Mangini said he's not trying to trade quarterback Brady Quinn, who lost his starting job after just 10 quarters this season.

With the Oct. 20 trade deadline approaching, there has been mounting speculation the Browns will deal Quinn, a former first-round pick who began the season as Cleveland's starter. But Quinn struggled in losses to Minnesota and Denver and Mangini benched him for Derek Anderson.

"We're not looking to move Brady Quinn," Mangini said Wednesday. "Brady is a Cleveland Brown and that's not anything we're looking to do."

Mangini says he has a good relationship with Quinn as does offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

Quinn has put his suburban home up for sale, fueling talk that he wants out of Cleveland. But the former Notre Dame star said his intentions to sell have nothing to do with his status on the team or unhappiness with the Browns.

"It indicates a house is for sale," Quinn said, joking that he appreciated the free publicity in a tough housing market.

Quinn, who is not married, said he's looking to downsize from his five-bedroom property and shorten his commute to the team's training facility.

Quinn said he has not asked the Browns to trade him, and that's something he would never demand.

"I want to play," he said. "I think I'm good enough to play in this league. But I'm here right now to do the best I can for this team."

Quinn stands to lose $11 million in contract incentives this season if he doesn't play in 70 percent of the offensive snaps.