BEREA - Tim Couch threw, and threw hard, Tuesday, and the Browns quarterback said his right elbow and forearm feels just fine.
"That was the first time I cut loose since the Green Bay game," said Couch. "It was kind of a big test for me and I think it was pretty reassuring to throw hard and throw without pain."
Couch said he threw close to 15 passes while being watched by the team's training staff.
"When I hurt the arm, it was on a follow through, so I was short arming my throws because I didn't want to follow through, I didn't trust it yet. But as the day went on and I started feeling more comfortable with it, I started releasing the ball better and following through a bit more."
Couch said he expects to be able to play Sunday against the Bengals.
"I anticipate (playing) but it's going to come down to what the doctors think is best," said Couch.
If you listen to recent comments by Browns president Carmen Policy and coach Butch Davis, the obvious assumption is that team doctors would like to hold Couch out a little longer to make sure he is completely healthy and does not miss more time later in the season.
"I'm sure my timetable is going to be a little faster than what they would like," said Couch. "They think I might be a little healthier (if I rest) a little longer, but we'll se how it goes."