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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 defense gets wake-up call from Patriots

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense, which was ranked third in the league heading into the game, was gashed for 33 points before halftime by New England.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 14?

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers may have earned his money, but it didn't make much of a difference in the loss to New England.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Chilly

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
Sunday was an embarrassment for a team that considers itself to be among the league's elite, but, as Lovie Smith was quick to point out, the Bears are still in first place in the NFC North.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
After going back-to-back games without an interception, Bears QB Jay Cutler was picked off twice against the Patriots and is well behind Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher in the race to become the team's MVP.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:44 a.m. ET
Tom Brady continues to rewrite Patriots record books and make his case as the clear-cut MVP in another stellar outing in the Patriots' win over the Bears.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:35 a.m. ET
Devin Hester's 61-yard kickoff return was one of the few bright spots for the Bears in Week 14.

Brady, Pats clinch another playoff berth

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
The quarterback threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns, and the New England Patriots locked up their eighth playoff berth in 10 years with a 36-7 pounding of Chicago on a snowy, blustery, bone-chilling Sunday.

Patriots-Bears inactives

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Bears have announced their inactives for Sunday's game at the cold, snowy and windy Soldier Field.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense has carried the team for much of the season, and it will again in a win on Sunday, according to PFW's Dan Parr.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain predicted 30 points for the Patriots earlier in the week, but with the weather conditions hitting Soldier Field Sunday morning, it could be a wild, low-scoring game in Chicago.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots OLB Tully Banta-Cain vs. Bears ORT J'Marcus Webb.

Flashback: Recent Week 14 Bears' performances

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 14 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears CB Moore emerging after tough rookie season

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
He doesn't have ideal size and didn't make an impact for the Bears as a rookie, but D.J. Moore is emerging as a playmaker for Chicago's defense in his second season.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Bears run defense

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler has cut down on mistakes, throwing 10 touchdown passes and just three interceptions in the past five games, and he'll be facing New England's 31st-ranked pass defense in Week 14.

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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