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Bears release Josh McCown

Updated: August 31, 2012, 7:58 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Third-string quarterback Josh McCown told ESPNChicago.com that he has been released by the Chicago Bears.

The 10-year veteran completed 20 of 29 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 28-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the preseason finale on Thursday. He played the entire game with Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell -- and every offensive and defensive starter -- held out.

"Everything happens for a purpose," McCown said. "We'll see how it all turns out."

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