Colts looking at Couch

Posted Sep 6, 2004

One day after losing out on a chance to back up Brett Favre, QB Tim Couch got some good news. According to reports, Couch wil get another chance to back up one of the league's top QBs.

Indianapolis Colts' coach Tony Dungy confirmed that his team has an interest in Couch, who was cut by the Packers Sunday as they reached the NFL-mandated 53-man roster.

"I'm sure we'll take a look at Tim Couch," Dungy said in wire reports. "He played in a similar system to what we have when he was in Cleveland. He was the first pick in the draft. He played well both times we played against him, and I think it's something we'll talk about."

Joe Hamilton and Jim Sorgi currently back up Peyton Manning. With the NFL's co-MVP on the roster, the second and third string QBs aren't a major concern for the Colts unless either has to step in during an emergency. Then the Colts will have a problem because neither Hamilton nor Sorgi has thrown an NFL pass.

Indy's offense may be a better fit for Couch. He struggled with Green Bay's system and was bothered by a sore arm in his unsuccessful bid to win a backup role.

According to reports, Couch will get some time to rest before trying out for the Colts sometime after their season opener this Thursday in New England.

It's a long-shot for the former first-rounder, Dungy said.

"But this is not a place where a lot of guys go to jump-start their careers," Dungy said.

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