Chicago Bears Sign QB Josh McCown

Chicago Bears Sign QB Josh McCown

Josh McCown, official NFL rag-doll, formerly of the Cardinals, Lions, Raiders, Dolphins 49ers and Panthers ... oh, and some team in the UFL I believe, has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears to become the team's back-up QB; that would back-up to Caleb Hanie. Here's what the team released this afternoon:

The Bears on Wednesday agreed to terms with backup quarterback Josh McCown on a one-year contract.

McCown, who played for Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz with the Lions in 2006, will serve as the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind Caleb Hanie, who has replaced injured starter Jay Cutler.

McCown, 32, has played eight NFL seasons with the Cardinals (2002-05), Lions (2006), Raiders (2007) and Panthers (2009), completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 6,584 yards with 35 touchdowns, 40 interceptions and a 71.3 passer rating.

While he worked with Martz in Detroit in 2006, McCown did not throw a pass while appearing in two regular-season games with the Lions. His last regular season passes came on Sept. 13, 2009 when he completed 1 of 6 attempts for two yards for Carolina in a 38-10 loss to the Eagles.

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