Posted November 12, 2012

Report: Bears expected to re-sign quarterback Josh McCown

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The Bears are expected to sign Josh McCown as insurance after Jay Cutler’s concussion. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

When Jay Cutler was sidelined with a concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans, the Bears were left with only one quarterback on the roster in Jason Campbell. The Bears are expected to add depth at the position by re-signing quarterback Josh McCown, according to a league source in a Chicago Sun-Times report.

McCown, 33, has bounced around the league. But he endeared himself to the Bears last season, when he was signed as a backup to Caleb Hanie. McCown got the start in the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings and completed 15 of 25 passes for 160 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The Bears won the game 17-13.

Cutler’s availability is in question after suffering – what ESPN’s Kevin Seifert estimates to be — his sixth football-related concussion.

The Bears cut McCown in August after signing him in March, because he was not as good as practice squad quarterback Matt Blanchard, according to the Chicago Tribune. McCown has played with five other NFL teams (Arizona, Carolina, Detrot, Miami and Oakland) since being drafted by the Cardinals in 2002.


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