QB Scramble: Browns Cut Couch

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 09:32 PM
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Reports differ on when the move will officially happen.

But the result is the same: Tim Couch's days with Cleveland are over.

Some reports say the Browns cut the former number on overall draft pick on Wednesday. Others cite an NFL source who says the release becomes official when Couch resolves his grievance against the Browns.

Couch became expendable once Cleveland signed former San Francisco quarterback Jeff Garcia this offseason.

Just a few weeks ago, Browns coach Butch Davis indicated that the team had no plans to cut Couch. However, the quarterback was scheduled to make $7.6 million this season.

Once the Browns signed Garcia, the team banned Couch from its practice facility in Berea; the team even cleaned out his locker and removed the nameplate. After that, Couch filed the grievance against the Browns.

Cleveland allowed Couch and his agent to talk to other teams so a trade could be arranged. Green Bay and Chicago showed the most interest.

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