With starting quarterback Jay Cutler likely to miss Monday's game against the San Francisco 49ers as he recovers from a concussion sustained Sunday against the Houston Texans, the Chicago Bears signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown for depth at the position.
McCown was on Chicago's roster throughout training camp, but was released on Aug. 31 following the preseason finale.
He played two games last year in place of Cutler and completed 35-of-55 passes for 414 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions, leading the Bears to a 1-1 record.
McCown's familiarity with the offensive system and the personnel were keys in the club's acquisition of the quarterback, who has started 33 of 50 NFL games over the last nine seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2002-05), Detroit Lions (2006), Oakland Raiders (2007) and the Carolina Panthers, along with the Bears (2011).
In his career, he's thrown for just less than 7,000 yards, 37 touchdowns and 44 interceptions.
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