Courtney set to go

Assuming all goes well this week, defensive end Courtney Brown will play for the first time since suffering a right knee injury on Aug. 31 in a preseason game against Carolina.

What isn't known is how long Brown will play. That won't be determined until Butch Davis and defensive coordinator Foge Fazio get a better gauge on how sharp Brown is performing.

Brown revealed for the first time that the injury was worse than the organization let on. In addition to a sprain, he also suffered a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament.

"I didn't think it would be long, to be honest with you, but it took longer than I thought," said Brown.

BIG TIME: The Browns-Bears game on Sunday has been moved from 1 to 4:15 p.m. by CBS-TV, which means it will be broadcast to at least 70 percent of the country. It will be the first time the Browns have appeared on national television since they lost to Pittsburgh, 43-0, on ESPN's opening Sunday night game.

"I think that's great. It shows a lot of respect for us and the Bears," quarterback Tim Couch said. "People want to see if both teams are for real. We've both come a long way in a short period of time. It's great to have an opportunity to play those type of games."


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