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Josh McCown

Josh McCown - #12 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 213 lbs.
Birthday 07/04/1979
Birthplace Jacksonville, TX
College Sam Houston State
Years played 11
Drafted 2002, 3rd round, 16th pick by Cardinals

Bears sign TE Eldridge

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
The Bears signed TE Brody Eldridge to a reserve/future contract on Wednesday, the team announced.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Getting on board with Bears GM Emery

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush has a good vibe about the Bears after GM Phil Emery’s New Years’ Day press conference.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Bears fire Lovie Smith

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The Bears fired head coach Lovie Smith, the team announced on Monday.

Bears hang on, defeat Lions 26-24

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown, and the Bears kept their playoff hopes alive - for now - with a 26-24 win over the Lions.

Bears add RB Unga, waive Ozougwu

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
The Bears elevated RB Harvey Unga to the active roster from the practice squad and waived DE Cheta Ozougwu.

Will Bears keep Pro Bowl CB tandem together for long?

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Bears CBs Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings are not young players any more, but they are not getting any cheaper with age.

Key matchup: Bears defense vs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s meeting between the Bears and Lions.

Bears sign S Nolan

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Bears signed S Troy Nolan, the team announced Wednesday. Chicago had an open roster spot after waiving WR Dane Sanzenbacher. 

Bears waive WR Sanzenbacher

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Bears waived second-year WR Dane Sanzenbacher on Monday, the team announced.

Bears LS Mannelly signs extension

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The Bears announced a one-year extension for LS Patrick Mannelly on Monday. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers roll, Vikes control fate

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Packers might have wrapped up the North, but the Vikings' win Sunday means they control their fate in Week 17.

Bears 'D' scores twice in win over Cardinals

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense scored two touchdowns and the Bears beat the Cardinals 28-13 on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 29, 2013
The Chicago Bears re-signed McCown, agreeing to a one-year contract Friday.||||||| The 33-year-old McCown finished the last two years with the Bears, joining them each season in November after starter Jay Cutler was injured. In 10 NFL seasons with Arizona, Detroit, Oakland, Carolina and Chicago, he has started 33 of 50 games and completed 645 passes for 6,998 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Posted Nov. 13, 2012
The Bears signed McCown with Jay Cutler's status for this week uncertain.||||||| Cutler sat out the second half of Sunday's loss to Houston with a concussion. Jason Campbell took over and is expected to start Monday at San Francisco if Cutler can't go. But the Bears needed a backup. McCown appeared in three games with Chicago last season and made two starts, completing 35 of 55 passes for 414 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Posted Aug. 31, 2012
The Chicago Bears have cut McCown.||||||| McCown was coaching quarterbacks at a North Carolina high school and hadn't taken an NFL snap since 2009 when the Bears signed him last November. Chicago was looking for help because Caleb Hanie struggled after Jay Cutler broke his right thumb, and the veteran wound up appearing in three games and starting two.
Posted March 14, 2012
The Bears agreed to a one-year deal with McCown.||||||| McCown signed with Chicago late last season and appeared in three games, making two starts after Caleb Hanie struggled filling in for Jay Cutler.
Posted Aug. 17, 2011
The San Francisco 49ers have added a veteran to the quarterback competition, signing McCown to a one-year deal for the league minimum of $810,000.||||||| McCown already was on the field throwing passes during Wednesday's practice and wearing No. 9. The 32-year-old was with the United Football League's Hartford Colonials last year. McCown spent eight seasons in the NFL, including the first four with the Arizona Cardinals. He also played for Detroit, Oakland and Carolina.

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