Sources: Jags agree to terms with Couch
Quarterback Tim Couch, the former No. 1 draft pick who has been out of the NFL for three years, on Sunday agreed to a two-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to his wife and other sources.
Couch worked out for the Jaguars on Sunday, and after the session the team immediately offered him a two-year deal, said Couch's wife, Heather. She said he called her with the good news Sunday afternoon.
"He said, 'Are you ready to move to Jacksonville?' So yeah, he's definitely taking the deal," Heather Couch said.
Couch, who turns 30 next week, did not immediately return a voice message left on his cell phone, and his wife said he didn't know the terms of the contract. He will begin practicing with the team Sunday night, another source said.
The Cleveland Browns drafted Couch with the No. 1 pick in 1999, and Couch spent five years with the team before he was released and picked up by the Green Bay Packers. He developed shoulder problems before the Packers cut him prior to the 2004 season, and since then he has undergone two shoulder surgeries, the last in July 2006.
For the past year, Couch has been rehabilitating near his house in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and for the past few months he has been training with a quarterbacks coach, Darin Slack, near Orlando and overhauling his throwing mechanics.