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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

Report: Vikings sign WR Iglesias

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings reportedly signed WR Juaquin Iglesias off the Bears' practice squad Saturday.

Flashback: Recent Week 17 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears rewarded for use of RB Forté

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The coaching staff's decision to get RB Matt Forté more involved on offense, and Forté's response to the increased role, has played a role in Chicago's improvement on offense in the second half of the season.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says the Pro Bowl voters snubbed Brian Urlacher by not making him a starter and that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub deserves a chance to be a head coach.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler said he expected to be "full-go" on Sunday against the Packers, but there's speculation that head coach Lovie Smith will pull Cutler and some other key contributors with a good chunk of time still left to play ...

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Whether the Bears play all of their starters for the whole game or not, the Packers have the weapons at receiver to expose some of the soft spots in Chicago's pass coverage.

SLB Tinoisamoa trying to shake off knee issue in time for postseason

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early December, has started only game for the Bears since Nov. 14.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of four key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Bears at Lambeau Field:

Cutler says he expects to play ‘whole game’ against Packers

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
QB Jay Cutler said Wednesday that he doesn't expect to get any rest against the Packers on Sunday.

Bears 60-second rant: Taylor hasn’t been worth the price

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor's play this season could lead GM Jerry Angelo to consider bringing in some serious competition for the No. 2 role behind Matt Forté in 2011.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense could be in for another rough day if Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije aren't more disruptive than they were against the Jets in Week 16.

Four Bears named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
WLB Lance Briggs, WR-RS Devin Hester, DE Julius Peppers and MLB Brian Urlacher will represent Chicago in the Pro Bowl.

Bears’ ‘D’ vulnerable when pass rush is neutralized

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Bears' ability to put consistent pressure on quarterbacks has been the key to the team's success on "D" for much of the season, but the Jets were able to keep QB Mark Sanchez out of harm's way.

Bears sign LS Mannelly, DT Toeaina to extensions

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have signed LS Patrick Mannelly and DT Matt Toeaina to contract extensions.

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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