CB Jason Sehorn worked out yesterday without feeling any pain in his injured left hamstring and said there is a chance he will play in the Giants' home opener Sunday against the Redskins. All Sehorn has to do now is convince Coach Jim Fassel.

"I have sat around enough," Sehorn said standing outside the Giants' locker room. "I am tired of watching football. I'd much rather play the game. In my eyes, if I am ready to go, I want to play."

Fassel has not pushed Sehorn to get back on the field, so it seems to be a stretch to think the coach would let him play.

FAVRE TO START: Although a week of rest would probably do him good, Packers QB Brett Favre and his battered throwing hand will be ready for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Favre said he has "seen dramatic improvement" in the condition of his hand, which has a sprained thumb and a muscle bruise after collisions during the preseason and in the Packers' 28-24 come-from-behind win over the Raiders last Sunday.

The three-time most valuable player doesn't plan on throwing a football until Friday, but said his streak of 110 consecutive starts won't be broken this week.

DAVIS STILL HOBBLED: RB Terrell Davis is unsure about his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs after he injured his right wrist in the Broncos' 38-21 loss to Miami.

Davis's wrist was bandaged when he arrived at Mile High Stadium Tuesday to film a soup commercial. He also was nursing a scrape on his back from the Monday night game.

COUCH GETS NOD: QB Tim Couch, the No. 1 pick in the draft, will replace Ty Detmer as Cleveland's starter Sunday when the expansion Browns play at Tennessee. Coach Chris Palmer said Couch, who threw an interception on his first pass Sunday night, could be the starter for the rest of the season.