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New Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown hasn't take an NFL snap since 2009, but familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Martz may help him get quickly up to speed.
McCown worked out with the Bears for the first time Thursday, hours after agreeing to a one-year contract as a backup quarterback following last Sunday's injury to starter Jay Cutler.
A 32-year-old veteran of eight NFL seasons, McCown took snaps during the 2-hour plus Thanksgiving drill, conducted under overcast skies and brisk conditions at the Bears' Halas Hall training center.
Wearing a No. 15 orange jersey, McCown alternated with new Bears' starter Caleb Hanie and rookie reserve Nathan Enderle during offensive drills.
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The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Josh McCown on Wednesday to serve as a backup to new starter Caleb Hanie.
The Bears are looking to bolster their quarterback depth after losing Jay Cutler to a fractured thumb.
McCown is familiar with the system employed by Mike Martz after playing with the offensive coordinator during his stint with the Detroit Lions.
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The Bears have signed 32-year old QB Josh McCown. McCown last played in a regular season game back in 2009 with the Carolina Panthers. McCown has played in 49 games (31 starts) so far in his NFL career and he has completed 610 of 1,058 passes (57.7%) for 6,584 yards with 35 TD passes and 40 INTs (71.3 QB Rating). He also has carried the ball 127 times for 569 yards (4.5 ypc...
Multiple sources are reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton off of waivers. So it appears Captain Neckbeard, waived yesterday by Denver, will stay in the AFC West Division.
Since the Chicago Bears missed out on Orton, they settled for Josh McCown, signing him for a one year deal.
This is a very smart move for the Chiefs, as...
New Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown hasn't take an NFL snap since 2009, but familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Martz may help him get quickly up to speed. McCown worked out with the Bears for the first time Thursday, hours after agreeing to a one-year contract as a backup quarterback following last Sunday's injury to starter Jay Cutler.
Quarterback Kyle Orton was claimed by the struggling Kansas City Chiefs (4-6), so the Bears went to their second option, veteran quarterback Josh McCown.
McCown signed a one-year deal today almost immediately after the news came out that the Chiefs claimed Orton.
The Dallas Cowboys were another team believed to have put a claim in for Orton. That could have been a move just to...
A couple of moments after news broke that the Chiefs were awarded quarterback Kyle Orton on waivers, the Bears announced that they added a quarterback of their own. The team signed Josh McCown to a one-year contract that was likely sitting in a drawer until the moment the team was sure that they would not…
SEAN JENSEN: The Kansas City Chiefs, who placed starter Matt Cassel on injured reserve last week, has claimed Kyle Orton, according to multiple reports. Meanwhile, the Bears immediately announced the signing of Josh McCown to a one-year deal.
Kyle Orton was claimed on waivers Wednesday by the Kansas City Chiefs, so the Bears shifted to Plan B and signed Josh McCown to fill their need for a veteran backup quarterback.
When reports surfaced Tuesday that Kyle Orton was waived by the Denver Broncos after being benched in favor of Tim Tebow, every Bears fan wondered if it was time for the Neckbeard to return to the Chicago.
The timing, just days after Jay Cutler injured his thumb, was too perfect.
However, the Bears weren't the only team with a need at QB. The Houston Texans recently lost...
As Caleb Hanie was taking practice snaps with the starting offense Wednesday, the Bears were working to secure his veteran backup. The Bears put in a waiver claim for Kyle Orton, who was surprisingly released by the Denver Broncos Tuesday. But when the club learned around 3 p.m. — the deadline for...