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Bears land back-up QB Josh McCown

Updated: November 23, 2011, 6:11 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday the signing of former Arizona Cardinals third-round pick Josh McCown as the backup to new starter Caleb Hanie.

An eight-year veteran, McCown possesses familiarity with the system employed by offensive coordinator Mike Martz from playing for the coach in 2006 as a member of the Detroit Lions

"We knew, just from my experience with Coach Martz, that we would be on the radar [when Jay Cutler suffered a fractured thumb on Sunday]," McCown said ...

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