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BROWNS: Quarterback Tim Couch, who has a sore right arm after tearing scar tissue near his elbow in the preseason, was kept out of throwing drills Thursday. Also, rookie running back William Green was sent to the Cleveland Clinic for undisclosed tests. Coach Butch Davis said Green, who is expected to start Sunday, got stiff and sore in the team's morning walk-through.

BROWNS: Quarterback Tim Couch, who has a sore right arm after tearing scar tissue near his elbow in the preseason, was kept out of throwing drills Thursday. Also, rookie running back William Green was sent to the Cleveland Clinic for undisclosed tests. Coach Butch Davis said Green, who is expected to start Sunday, got stiff and sore in the team's morning walk-through.

CHARGERS: Cornerback Quentin Jammer is ready to sit out the season rather than accept San Diego's contract offer, the player's agent said. Jammer, the fifth pick overall in April's draft, is seeking a deal that would pay $13.5-million during the first three seasons. The Chargers are offering $12.6-million. Agent Mike Sullivan said he's prepared to line up a personal trainer and a coach to work with Jammer if he sits out the season and re-enters the draft next year. He is the highest unsigned draft pick.

PATRIOTS: Cornerback Terrell Buckley, cut by Tampa Bay on Sunday, re-signed with New England. Buckley had 25 tackles and three interceptions in 15 games for the Patriots last season before leaving as an unrestricted free agent. ... Linebacker Ted Johnson left the team for undisclosed reasons. "Ted was not here yesterday, he's not with the team," coach Bill Belichick said. "I've talked to Ted a couple times, and certainly would not want to say anything on his behalf or try to characterize anything for him." Asked if Johnson would be back, Belichick said, "I don't know."

TEXANS: Starting left guard Ryan Schau sprained his knee, and his status for Sunday is uncertain. Coach Dom Capers said if Schau can't play, backup DeMingo Graham will start at left guard.

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