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Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:35:29 -0700
ESPN.com reports former Cleveland Browns QB and 1999 No. 1 overall draft pick Tim Couch participated in doping regimens that called for the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (HGH), according to documents obtained by Yahoo.com. Couch has admitted to using HGH for around a week in order to help rehab a shoulder injury. He has denied using steroids.
Sat, 18 Aug 2007 13:33:23 -0700
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have released QB Tim Couch.
Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:31:27 -0700
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Tim Couch (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.
Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:33:16 -0700
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Tim Couch (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:33:13 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Tim Couch saw the field for the first time since 2003 during the team's recent preseason game. He hit 2 of 4 passes for 11 yards.
Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:05:25 -0700
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports Jacksonville Jaguars QB Tim Couch may see extensive playing time in the second half in the team's first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.
Sun, 29 Jul 2007 13:12:55 -0700
Josh Peter, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent QB Tim Couch on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. Couch, a former No. 1 pick overall, has not been in the league since 2004.
Sun, 29 Jul 2007 11:53:10 -0700
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars worked out street free-agent QB Tim Couch Sunday, July 29.
Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:09:05 -0700
WKYT.com reports free-agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) says he is attempting a comeback and has contacted every NFL team looking for work. Couch says he has bulked up to 245 pounds and has lowered his body fat to 5 percent. Couch added he will attempt one final comeback and if he cannot land a job he will walk away from the game. Couch has been working with a personal trainer, rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder in Miami. He says he has been throwing pain free for the better part of the past year.
Sun, 02 Jul 2006 12:04:36 -0700
Mark Story, of the Lexington Herald-Leader, reports free agent QB Tim Couch (shoulder) has undergone shoulder surgery and will not be able to play football in 2006. It is uncertain if Couch will ever be able to play football again. Tim Couch's older brother, Greg Couch, said, "They found a bad tear in his rotator cuff. It was not something they had repaired before. They don't know if it is something he did (recently) throwing the ball or if it was already there." Greg Couch added that the surgery was about a week ago and that he will not be able to throw for another six months. If doctors do clear Tim Couch again, his brother believes he will try one more comeback attempt.
Sun, 11 Jun 2006 08:43:57 -0700
Mark Story, of the Herald-Leader, reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) underwent an MRI for the Indianapolis Colts which revealed more issues with his arm. "Tim knew before that that his arm was bothering him again," his brother, Greg Couch said Friday, June 9. "The Colts did an MRI and it showed what the problem was." As a result, Tim Couch canceled a scheduled tryout with the New York Giants and sent a copy of the MRI to Dr. James Andrews, the famed sports orthopedic surgeon, who did the original arm operation on Couch. Now Tim Couch waits to see if he can just rest the injury or if it requires more surgery. If the verdict comes back that Couch will need another surgery, it's possible that could end his football career for good.
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 07:56:19 -0700
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said the team has not considered bringing in free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) to see if his surgically repaired arm is healthy. "This organization has crossed that bridge," Savage said.
Tue, 23 May 2006 21:01:41 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the New York Giants will be the next team to work out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers). They are in the hunt for a backup quarterback to compete with QB Tim Hasselbeck.
Tue, 23 May 2006 21:00:30 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Indianapolis Colts will not sign free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers).
Fri, 19 May 2006 15:56:15 -0700
John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) worked out for the Indianapolis Colts, but was not signed to a contract.
Sun, 07 May 2006 11:56:30 -0700
Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports the Indianapolis Colts might have interest in free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) if the price is right and he is fully recovered from shoulder surgery. Head coach Tony Dungy said, "Tim Couch is a good name for us. He's familiar with what we do. Depending on what he's looking for, that certainly would be a name we'd be interested in."
Fri, 05 May 2006 18:26:33 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) will visit with the Indianapolis Colts next week. Couch has always gotten along well with Colts' QB Peyton Manning, and the Colts will be looking to upgrade their quarterback position.
Sat, 29 Apr 2006 06:32:08 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Plain Dealer, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) Thursday, April 27.
Wed, 01 Mar 2006 05:31:59 -0800
Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins do not appear to be interested in signing free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers).
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 07:20:55 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Houston Texans will not sign free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers). Grossi is hearing that either Couch's right arm needs more time to recover from shoulder surgery or his career could be over. Couch has now had three unimpressive workouts for NFL teams.
Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:42:31 -0800
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans worked out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) Thursday, Feb. 16. Couch has been going through a long recovery from rotator cuff surgery. "Tim came in, we put him through a long workout, and he had a good workout," Texans general manager Charley Casserly said.
Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:39:17 -0800
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans plan to workout free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers). It's unclear when Couch, 28, will work out for the Texans.
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 11:08:17 -0800
Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins have not shown any interest in free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) since they worked him out in January, but are still not ruling him out either.
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 06:22:06 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports the Tennessee Titans have confirmed free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) will workout for the team later this week.
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 07:55:26 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans will work out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) next week, according to his agent. His agent, Tom Condon, told the Miami Herald Saturday, Jan. 7, that Couch plans to visit a number of teams before making a decision on where he'll play.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 21:42:45 -0800
Harvey Fialkov and Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins worked out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) this week.
Tue, 06 Dec 2005 17:09:14 -0800
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Cincinnati Bengals worked out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) Tuesday, Dec. 6. At this point, he has not been signed. Back in February, Couch had surgery to repair his rotator cuff as well as his labrum and bicep.
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 00:33:05 -0700
The Ottawa Sun reports the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL have contacted the agent for free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers). They were told that Couch, who had off-season shoulder/elbow surgery, is still drawing interest from teams in the NFL.
Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:51:43 -0700
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) is not a serious contender to sign with the Miami Dolphins, as coach Nick Saban has not discussed the possibility with anyone in the organization. Couch is recovered from major offseason elbow surgery.
Sat, 20 Aug 2005 07:30:39 -0700
The New York Post reports the New York Giants' checked out free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) Friday, Aug. 19. Explaining the Giants' involvement, general manager Ernie Accorsi said, "We investigate a lot of players who have had physical problems. When it's a quarterback, it gets more attention."
Sat, 20 Aug 2005 07:27:02 -0700
The Star-Ledger reports the New York Giants' reported interest in free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) is minimal and just the team's way of doing its standard research in case of an emergency, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday, Aug. 19.
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 18:08:12 -0700
Updating previous reports, Newsday reports a New York Giants team official confirmed Friday, Aug. 19, that the Giants are "doing their research" on free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) as he continues to recover from February shoulder surgery.
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:13:51 -0700
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants QB Jesse Palmer is not a lock to make the final roster. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin wants to see QB Jared Lorenzen in preseason action, while the team plans to work out QB Tim Couch.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:35:55 -0700
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent QB Tim Couch confirmed Thursday, Aug. 18, that his agent and the Miami Dolphins have talked but have not yet set a date for a workout. "(The Dolphins) would be perfect for me," Couch said. "I'm not sure what role they would want me to play, but I'm open to competition."
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 19:14:12 -0700
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the New York Giants reportedly have some interest in free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers).
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 19:12:51 -0700
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Miami Dolphins reportedly have some interest in free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers).
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 13:38:40 -0700
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks are believed to be one of four teams closely monitoring the rehab of free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers).
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:49:54 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) recently underwent Lasik eye surgery. Couch has not thrown a pass in a regular-season game since Dec. 28, 2003, against the Cincinnati Bengals. Couch had a throwing session Wednesday, July 20, and if that is any indication of his recovery from shoulder surgery, an NFL team may look to sign him. "He's young, he had a great surgeon, he's got a great body, and has been pretty [diligent] in his rehabilitation," said Lisa Kearns, a physical therapist and exercise physiologist for SportFit Rehab and Training. "I would think that, with the way he's going, it's just a matter of a few more weeks until he's far enough along to demonstrate that he can play in the league," Kearns said. "I mean, he really has been problem-free." More importantly, Couch is also pain free. Couch registered just more than 100 passes at the workout yesterday. Pasquarelli's opinion is it would be surprising if Couch is not ready to work out sometime in the next month. And just as surprising, maybe, if he is not on an NFL roster at some juncture of the 2005 season.
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:53:13 -0700
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have recouped $214,206 in salary cap space this season after reaching a grievance settlement with former QB Tim Couch. Under NFL rules, the Packers immediately were forced to count 50 percent of the player's base salary, which in Couch's case was $625,000, upon receipt of the grievance. Thus, when the grievance was filed Sept. 24 of last year, the Packers were charged $312,500 against their cap. The $214,206 was added to the Packers' cap room this year as a credit for the hit they were forced to absorb in 2004. Couch contended that the Packers released him Sept. 5 when his throwing arm was injured. However, he played 12 snaps in an exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans two days before being cut. Terms of the settlement are confidential. It is believed, however, that Couch received just under $100,000 as his part of the deal.
Fri, 08 Jul 2005 19:40:22 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) is starting to throw again. He is still rehabilitating from early February shoulder and elbow surgeries. Couch is perhaps five weeks away from being able to cut loose at 100 percent velocity. His current routine has him up to 45 passes, at a distance of about 35 yards, three times per week. At some point in the near future, agents Tom Condon and Ken Kremer will send the tapes to one of IMG Football's quarterbacks coach and/or offensive coordinator clients for more assessment.
Sun, 05 Jun 2005 08:25:14 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Plain Dealer, reports if free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) can get his shoulder fully healthy, the Seattle Seahawks might invite him to training camp.
Sun, 05 Jun 2005 08:18:50 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Plain Dealer, reports if free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) can get his shoulder fully healthy, the Denver Broncos might invite him to training camp.
Thu, 12 May 2005 14:08:25 -0700
WKYT.com reports former NFL QB Tim Couch is hoping to return to the NFL in time to attend training camp with an NFL team. He had shoulder surgery about three months ago to repair three tears in his right shoulder. Couch is still going through physical therapy, but he's hopeful of throwing by June. His brother, Greg, said several unnamed NFL teams have been in contact with Couch.
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:05:24 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage stressed the team will not get caught up in drafting a quarterback with their high first-round draft choice (No. 3 overall) if the player is not viewed as the best available and a good fit. "For every Peyton Manning, there was a Ryan Leaf," Savage said. "For every Donovan McNabb, there was a Tim Couch and Akili Smith. The air is thin up there and sometimes we don't get enough oxygen. I think it's proven that the quarterbacks come from anywhere. There is no science involved in that one."
Thu, 03 Feb 2005 09:48:26 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, as an update to previous stories, reports free agent QB Tim Couch (shoulder) underwent surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 1, and faces about four months of rehabilitation. The surgery revealed Couch had a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum, both of which are regarded as substantial injuries to the shoulder.
Tue, 01 Feb 2005 13:17:43 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports free agent QB Tim Couch (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Feb. 1, on his injured right throwing arm that will be performed by renowned specialist Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama. It is believed Couch is suffering from a damaged rotator cuff and is also experiencing pain above his elbow. Couch plans to return to football once he is completely recovered, according to his brother, Greg Couch.
Mon, 25 Oct 2004 14:08:32 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Chicago Bears have decided they will not sign free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers), who worked out for the team last week. While it was not immediately known why the team decided to pass on him, sources noted his workouts received mixed reviews and club officials believe his throwing arm still is not fully recovered from the soreness that plagued him during training camp with the Green Bay Packers. Furthermore, there are also questions about whether or not he would fit into the Bears offensive scheme.
Mon, 25 Oct 2004 14:07:55 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers) will visit again with orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews at some point in the near future due to discomfort in his right shoulder.
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:50:36 -0700
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports pending the team's possible signing of free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers), Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team might keep four quarterbacks on their active roster this season. The team currently has QBs Jonathan Quinn, Craig Krenzel, Chad Hutchinson on their roster. "Very seldom do you let a guy go that you think can really help your team," Smith said. "You find a way (to keep him). Most of the time you don't keep four quarterbacks, but in our situation we're keeping all options open."
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:46:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team is intrigued by the possibility of signing free agent QB Tim Couch (Packers), who is scheduled to visit and workout for the team Friday, Oct. 22. "Hopefully he will have a great workout and we'll try to do something with him," Smith said. ""We all know who Tim Couch is and what his background is and I'm intrigued by that. But right now it's nothing more than a physical and a workout."