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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

Mathis, Winfield fined

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Colts DE Robert Mathis and Vikings CB Antoine Winfield were fined this week for hits in Week 15 games.

Three-and-out with Bears ORT Jā€™Marcus Webb

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
We caught up rookie ORT J'Marcus Webb earlier this week to get his take on how he has developed during the season and the Jets' defense.

Bears agree to keep training camp at Olivet Nazarene

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Thursday that they have signed an agreement with Olivet Nazarene University to keep training camp on the college's campus through 2012.

Smith must emphasize magnitude of final two games

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
if Lovie Smith allows himself, his staff or his players to get too content with what they've accomplished, their season could come to a less-than-satisfying finish.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Martz said Wednesday that they don't plan to steer completely clear of Jets CB Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's what Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and Greg Olsen are saying in advance of the Bears' Week 16 game against the Jets.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Jets ORT Wayne Hunter could find himself lined up across from one of the league's best pass rushers in his fourth career start.

60-second rant: First-round bye in sight for Bears

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The No. 2 seed in the NFC is far from locked up and the Bears' toughest stretch of games may still be ahead of them.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 15?

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
It wasn't one of his top performances of the season, but, like he's done virtually every week, Peppers made enough of a contribution to justify his salary against the Vikings.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Chicago has secured the NFC North title and at least one home playoff game, which means Lovie Smith will be coaching the team when the 2011 season begins.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one of his teammates in the race for MVP.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's three touchdowns and Devin Hester's punt return for a TD helped the Bears clinch the NFC North with a win over the Vikings.

Favre knocked out; Bears clinch division

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's surprise return ended quickly and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown, leading the Chicago Bears to a 40-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at snowy TCF ...

Favre hurt again after making unexpected start

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
Brett Favre, who unexpectedly made his 298th career start against Chicago on Monday night after having been designated as "out" earlier in the week, left the game in the second quarter with a possible concussion and a left shoulder injury ...

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
The snow, a stadium and playing-surface controversy, Brett Favre playing ... "Monday Night Football" has gotten a little more interesting in the past week.

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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