Bears sign QB Josh McCown

The Chicago Bears today signed quarterback Josh McCown and waived tight end Brody Eldridge.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears signed QB Josh McCown and waived TE Brody Eldridge today.

McCown has started 33 of 50 games played in nine NFL seasons with the Cardinals (2002-05), Lions (2006), Raiders (2007), Panthers (2008-09) and Bears (2011) after entering the league as a third round selection (81st overall) by Arizona in the 2002 Draft. The 6-4, 213-pound quarterback out of Sam Houston State has completed 645 of 1,113 (58.0 percent) passing attempts during his NFL career for 6,998 yards, 37 touchdowns and 44 interceptions for a 71.2 passer rating.

In three games (two starts) for the Bears last season, McCown completed 35 of 55 (63.6 percent) passes for 414 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions, including 470 total yards (402 passing and 68 rushing) in his two starts.


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