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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

Jets sign TE Epps

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
The Jets signed TE Dedrick Epps off the Bears’ practice squad, the team announced Friday.

Forte reportedly has high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Matt Forté reportedly suffered a high right ankle sprain during the Bears' loss to Green Bay Thursday night.

Matthews, Packers sack Bears

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Clay Matthews had 3½ of the Packers' seven sacks of Jay Cutler as Green Bay beat Chicago, 23-10 Thursday night.

Forte leaves game with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forte left Thursday night's game against the Packers in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Jennings out, Tillman in for Bears-Packers

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman (shin) will play in Thursday night’s game and Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) is inactive.

Five minutes with a legend: Dan Hampton

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton offers up his most memorable moments from the Bears-Packers rivalry.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Bears add OT Scott

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The Bears signed OT Jonathan Scott and waived P Ryan Quigley on Monday, and DT Nate Collins was reinstated to the Bears’ active roster.

Cutler, Bears spoil Luck's opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears spoiled Andrew Luck's debut in beating the Colts 41-21 Sunday.

Bears promote RB Allen from practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
The Bears promoted RB Armando Allen from the practice squad on Saturday, the club announced. 

Bears feeling out right mix of reps for Hester, Jeffery

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
When the Bears drafted Alshon Jeffery and signed RS Eric Weems, it fueled speculation regarding Devin Hester’s role.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Key matchup: Colts OLT Anthony Castonzo vs. Bears DE Julius Peppers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday's Key Matchup looks at the battle between Bears DRE Peppers and Colts OLT Castonzo.

Bears' Urlacher vows to play Week One

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher told a Chicago TV station that despite his balky knee, he plans to play Week One against the Colts.

Adibi, McCown among Bears' cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m. ET
The Bears got down to the 53-man roster limit by cutting several players, including QB Josh McCown and LB Xavier Adibi.

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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