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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:30:08 -0800
The Chicago Bears plan to put QB Jay Cutler (ankle) through a full-speed workout Wednesday, Dec. 11, before making a decision on whether he will start over QB Josh McCown in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns. "We'll have receivers there afterwards. We'll work him through drops, redirect him in the pocket, move him up and down and get as much suddenness out of him as we can," head coach Marc Trestman said. "He's gone through the first steps (of being cleared to play) other than this workout. He's been cleared from a standpoint of allowing us to work him at full speed."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:43:29 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said the team will name a starting quarterback Thursday, Dec. 12, after QB Jay Cutler (ankle) participates in the team's walkthrough Wednesday, Dec. 11. Trestman said he is optimistic that Cutler will be able to play Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait a day or two before finding out who will start. Cutler likely would be a low-end No. 1 quarterback if he is able to return to the lineup. Josh McCown should be considered a solid No. 1 quarterback if he keeps the job.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:53:50 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 9. He is now 2-0 on Monday Night Football this season, and he has 11 touchdowns and just one interception in place of the injured QB Jay Cutler.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:13:10 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has yet to be cleared to return to practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Tip: All signs point to another start for Josh McCown. The way he's played, the Bears don't really have a reason to rush Cutler back. Cutler may return in Week 15, but don't put your chips on it.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:49:58 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) said he's been feeling better, but head coach Marc Trestman is still referring to him as "week-to-week." Cutler was hoping to return in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. "Getting better," Cutler said. "Still got to talk to the doctors, gotta go through some stuff this week. I don't know. I think if we're gonna have any shot at playing, I'm gonna have to practice (this week). I still feel like I'm gonna get back here really soon. I want to play. It's just the trainers and doctors and going through the scenario we've got to go through." Cutler said he ran on a treadmill and felt fine Monday, Dec. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Don't count on Cutler being ready for Monday Night Football. Josh McCown has looked just fine in Cutler's absence and has a nice matchup on hand against the Cowboys, making him a midrange QB1 play.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:20:36 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) said he hopes to play Week 14 but has not been cleared to play at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to monitor Cutler's practice participation this week to see if he has any chance to play. If he is able to play, he would be a risky low-end No. 1 quarterback because he is coming back from injury. Josh McCown would get another start if Cutler remains out and should be considered a solid No. 1 quarterback option.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:53:47 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said QB Jay Cutler (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.
Fantasy Tip: Josh McCown likely will receive another start and can be a starting option for owners this week.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:44:10 -0800
A Chicago Bears source said there is no way that QB Josh McCown could push for QB Jay Cutler's job if he continues to play well. "No, Jay is our quarterback," the team source said.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 07:08:31 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's job is not in jeopardy by the strong play of QB Josh McCown while Cutler works his way back from injury.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:28:37 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle, groin) is considered week-to-week because of the high ankle sprain he suffered in the team's Week 10 game.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Josh McCown will start at least this week against the Baltimore Ravens and could get a few more starts depending on Cutler's recovery. McCown should be considered a borderline starting quarterback for desperate owners or as a fill in for bye-week starters.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:57:19 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) limped off the field in the Week 10 game, and his return is questionable. QB Josh McCown has entered the game.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:31:56 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (groin) will miss at least four weeks because of a torn groin muscle.
Fantasy Tip: Josh McCown likely will fill in as the starting quarterback while Cutler is out of the lineup. McCown will not be more than a matchup play in fantasy leagues while he is starting.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:19:37 -0700
The Chicago Bears are awaiting the MRI results on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (groin) Monday, Oct. 21, and they are bracing themselves for bad news. Cutler could be out for most of the remaining 10 weeks of the season if it's a serious groin injury. QB Josh McCown would take over for Cutler if he has to miss any time. The Bears would likely re-sign QB Jordan Palmer to back up McCown.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Cutler, starting making plans to add another quarterback. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, as well as Martellus Bennett, will likely suffer if Cutler misses most of the rest of the year.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:07:09 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown completed 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 204 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins. He also ran four times for 33 yards, taking over in the first half for the injured QB Jay Cutler (groin).
Fantasy Tip: McCown might get the starting nod in Week 9 when the team returns from its bye, assuming Cutler is forced to miss multiple weeks due to his injury. McCown would only be worth a look as a low-end QB2 in deeper fantasy formats that require at least two starting signal callers.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:11:02 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (leg) limped off the field in the Week 7 game with an apparent leg injury. He is being evaluated in the locker room. QB Josh McCown has replaced him.
Fantasy Tip: We'll keep you posted, but obviously, this will have a large impact on the rest of the team's offense if he can't return.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:42:07 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is expected to be on the field for a minimum of one half in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 23, against the Oakland Raiders. Backup QB Josh McCown is expected to play in the third quarter, with QB Jordan Palmer scheduled to play the fourth quarter.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:33:26 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said Monday, Aug. 19, that neither QB Jay Cutler nor QB Josh McCown will play in the preseason finale Aug. 29, against the Cleveland Browns. QBs Trent Edwards and Jordan Palmer will get a chance to earn a job, likely splitting the reps. QB Matt Blanchard (hand) was in line to be the third quarterback, but he suffered a hand injury which might sideline him up to a month.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:35:33 -0700
Chicago Bears QBs Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards will be the only two quarterbacks to play in the team's final preseason game. QBs Jay Cutler and Josh McCown will sit the game out.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:20:53 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Tice were on such bad terms last season that QB Josh McCown had to act as a liason between the two. Tice is no longer with the team. "I was just talking to McCown this morning and one of the things we said is it's so cool to come to work where it's not one of those things where it's dreadful," WR Brandon Marshall said this week.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler's bad attitude has gotten in the way of his pure talent before. With a coaching staff that should cater to his needs, Cutler could be in line for a fine season with the best receiving options he's had at his disposal since coming to Chicago. It isn't wise to count on him for anything more than a capable backup option, however.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:39:22 -0700
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 08:43:03 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Armando Allen, LB Blake Costanzo, LB Brian Urlacher, FS Chris Conte, OT Cory Brandon, QB Josh McCown, DL Nate Collins inactive for Week 17.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 12:13:51 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared LB Blake Costanzo, LB Brian Urlacher, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, DL Henry Melton, OT Jonathan Scott, QB Josh McCown inactive for Week 16.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:47:20 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared LB Brian Urlacher, WR Earl Bennett, LB Geno Hayes, DL Henry Melton, QB Josh McCown, DL Shea McClellin, CB Tim Jennings inactive for Week 15.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:48:11 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared LB Brian Urlacher, OG Chris Spencer, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, WR Earl Bennett, QB Josh McCown, DL Stephen Paea, CB Tim Jennings inactive for Week 14.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 08:39:28 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Cheta Ozougwu, OG Chris Spencer, CB D.J. Moore, WR Devin Hester, QB Josh McCown, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 13.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 08:43:43 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Amobi Okoye, DL Cheta Ozougwu, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, OT James Brown, QB Josh McCown, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 12.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:26:14 -0800
The Chicago Bears are expected to finalize a deal to re-sign QB Josh McCown Tuesday, Nov. 13, according to a league source.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:51:55 -0800
The Chicago Bears likely do not feel comfortable at this point asking QB Matt Blanchard, who is on the team's practice squad, to fill the role of backup quarterback if QB Jay Cutler (concussion) misses time. As a result, the team is expected to re-sign free-agent QB Josh McCown.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:46:55 -0800
Updating a previous item, free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears) is flying to Chicago Monday, Nov. 12, and is expected to re-sign with the Bears following the injury to QB Jay Cutler (concussion) in Week 10.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:02:53 -0800
The Chicago Bears are expected to re-sign QB Josh McCown.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:29:45 -0700
The New York Giants are working out free-agent QBs Josh McCown (Bears), Stephen McGee (Cowboys) and Brian Hoyer (Patriots) Friday, Sept. 7.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:57:25 -0700
The Chicago Bears have released LB Xavier Adibi, RB Armando Allen, DL Chauncey Davis, CB Isaiah Frey, OT A.J. Greene, OG Ricky Henry, FS Mark LeGree, QB Josh McCown, CB Greg McCoy, DL Jordan Miller, LB Aston Whiteside, CB Jonathan Wilhite and LB Jabara Williams Friday, Aug. 31.
Thu, 10 May 2012 10:09:15 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery worked out with QB Josh McCown last weekend in South Carolina. Jeffery ran routes and caught passes from McCown during the workout.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:09:30 -0700
The Chicago Bears have re-signed free-agent QB Josh McCown to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:41:06 -0800
The Chicago Bears may consider re-signing impending free-agent QB Josh McCown to be the their No. 3 quarterback which would allow them to look for a backup quarterback.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:59:44 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith indicated the team will pursue a backup quarterback during the offseason. QB Nathan Enderle is the only other quarterback under contract besides starter QB Jay Cutler. "We have a lot of options out there. I think this is an attractive place for a quarterback," Smith said. "We're going to look at all people. And I'm talking about (QB Caleb Hanie), (QB Josh McCown) and free agent quarterbacks out there. I just feel like we'll be able to strengthen that position more than we were this past year."
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:35:37 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown has done enough since signing a one-year contract last week to be part of the team's offseason conversation. The team gained a season-high 441 yards in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers. "I think everything you do, you have to look at the performance and the performance Josh put in (Sunday night) was impressive," head coach Lovie Smith said. "That's why we can get so much done this week. We want to see him have an opportunity to come back and play again this coming week. You normally can find a spot for a player that played the way he played (Sunday night)."
Mon, 26 Dec 2011 22:16:20 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith did not rule out QB Jay Cutler (thumb) for the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, although he said Monday, Dec. 26, that he is looking forward to seeing QB Josh McCown Sunday, Jan. 1.
Sun, 25 Dec 2011 20:19:19 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown completed 19 of 28 passes for 242 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packers. McCown also racked up 38 yards on eight rushes, and he made a nice hustling play to recover a fumble by RB Kahlil Bell in the second half.
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:52:23 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown, named the Week 16 starter Wednesday, Dec. 21, might have a chance to get offered a contract for 2012 if he shows well in the final two games. That would bring him into the offseason program and have him go to training camp with the team in July. "If I keep looking back and saying, 'I only got here six weeks ago,' then it becomes an excuse (and) I think you leave an area for you not to play well because you're leaving something to fall back on," McCown said.
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:19:51 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown has been named the starting quarterback for Week 16. McCown has replaced QB Caleb Hanie who has started the last few weeks.
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:41:56 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown will be given the opportunity to win the starting job for the team's Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple sources. He could earn the job if he shows the team enough in practice this week. QB Caleb Hanie has tossed nine interceptions in four games.
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:17:28 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith wasn't prepared to disclose plans to make a change at quarterback following Week 15. "Open?" Smith asked about the quarterback position. "I mean, it's right after the game and we're disappointed in our performance today in the quarterback position. But I can't tell you any more than that." QBs Caleb Hanie and Josh McCown combined to throw four interceptions - two returned for touchdowns - in Week 15.
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:57:12 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown did not play in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, but he dressed the primary back to QB Caleb Hanie, surpassing QB Nathan Enderle on the depth chart.
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:22:25 -0800
After the struggles of Chicago Bears QB Caleb Hanie in Week 13 and QB Josh McCown not deemed ready enough after more than a week of orientation with the offense, team management will be in conversations Monday, Dec. 5, about free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings), according to sources. Conversations do not equate to "negotiations" or serious talks, however.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 08:50:46 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared TE Andre P. Smith, DL Anthony Adams, CB D.J. Moore, LB Jabara Williams, QB Jay Cutler, QB Josh McCown, OG Ricky Henry inactive for Week 13.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:58:05 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared TE Andre P. Smith, DL Anthony Adams, CB D.J. Moore, LB Jabara Williams, QB Jay Cutler, QB Josh McCown, OG Ricky Henry inactive for Week 12.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:18:04 -0800
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Josh McCown (49ers) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:45:46 -0800
The Chicago Bears plan on putting in a waiver claim on free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Broncos), who was waived by the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Nov. 22, according to sources close to the situation. The team is also interested in free-agent QB Josh McCown (49ers).
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:21:30 -0800
Free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Broncos), who was waived by the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Nov. 22, would like a chance to return to the Chicago Bears after QB Jay Cutler (thumb) broke his thumb in Week 11. Orton and his agent, David Dunn, initiated talks for the Broncos to release him after they found out that Cutler may miss the rest of the season. The Bears and/or the Kansas City Chiefs will put in waiver claims on Orton. The Chiefs have first priority because they have an inferior record. The Bears could turn to free-agent QBs Josh McCown (49ers) or J.T. O'Sullivan (Raiders) if they lose out on Orton. There are indications that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz isn't very comfortable with QB Caleb Hanie for the rest of the season.