Couch will start his fifth straight

Updated: October 26, 2003, 12:23 PM ET
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The Cleveland Browns have named Tim Couch as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Couch will start his fifth straight game for the Browns in place of Kelly Holcomb, who is still recovering from a leg injury.

News is not as good in the Browns' backfield, where William Green is out for the game with a shoulder injury. Jamel White and James Jackson will fill in for Green.