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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:47:48 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) will start Week 4 if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
Fantasy Tip: McCown could be on a short leash since he is off to a slow start this season. Owners in all leagues should avoid using him for the foreseeable future.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:04:47 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is scheduled to have an MRI on a thumb injury Friday, Sept. 19. The belief is that the thumb is sprained.
Fantasy Tip: If McCown is not ready for Week 4, Mike Glennon would get the start. Neither quarterback has a lot of fantasy value at this point.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:36:03 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) doesn't yet have a defined timetable to return, head coach Lovie Smith said. Smith also didn't address whether QB Mike Glennon would replace McCown whenever the incumbent returns.
Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback warrants much fantasy consideration, but the loss of the veteran McCown could hurt Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans and Bobby Rainey.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:15:20 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. 18, in a 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Smith also didn't address whether or not QB Mike Glennon might get a chance to start at quarterback even if McCown is healthy.
Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback warrants much fantasy consideration, but the loss of the veteran McCown could hurt Vincent Jackson and Bobby Rainey's fantasy potential.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:57:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) suffered a right thumb injury in Week 3, and is considered questionable to return.
Fantasy Tip: The severity of the injury is not known at this point. Mike Glennon replaced McCown in the game and would be the starter if McCown misses some time.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:46:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (hand) went to the locker room after suffering a hand injury during the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will likely find out more about McCown's injury in the next day or two if he does not return to the game.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:06:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown is ready to line up against another defense when the Buccaneers face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, Aug. 8. McCown added that he's excited to play in his first game with Tampa Bay and hopes the team can execute.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:55:41 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon, who will be the primary backup to QB Josh McCown, has been praised for his professionalism by head coach Lovie Smith. "You want to see how guys respond and how they act. You want to be a pro about it - a real pro about it," Smith said Wednesday, Aug. 6. "A professional, that's what Mike has been. He's done everything we've asked him to do. He wants to be a starter in the league - someday he will."
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:55:11 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown and many other starters are likely to be in baseball caps by the end of the first quarter in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "As a general rule, if you're one of the starters, (you'll play) about a quarter or so, somewhere around there," head coach Lovie Smith said Wednesday, Aug. 6. "The third preseason game, we'll play out guys into the third quarter - I'm talking about our starters. The rest of the time, we'll look at the reps, see how the game is going."
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:44:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he wants to come into training camp and develop a good relationship with QB Josh McCown and prove that he deserves to be a starter in the NFL. "In training camp I want to prove that I deserve to be a starter on the team and I want to create a great relationship with Josh [McCown]," Evans said.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:52:31 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas said QB Josh McCown reminds him of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, who Casillas played with when he was with the Saints from 2009 to 2012. "It's a strong comparison, but he reminds me of Drew (Brees), not just the way he throws the ball, but his approach to the game. The first one in, the last one out, he's always around. He's very communicable, very personable. And you can tell he's a born leader," Casillas said.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:42:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown was praised for his leadership skills by Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald and McCown were teammates in 2003-04.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:22:09 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown is likely to be the starting quarterback when the season opens. QB Mike Glennon has been pegged as the quarterback of the future and could still win the job.
Fantasy Tip: McCown serves as a QB2, and Glennon isn't worth rostering except in dynasty leagues at this point.
Wed, 14 May 2014 11:15:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown feels comfortable with WR Vincent Jackson and WR Mike Evans. McCown threw to similar players in Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Fantasy Tip: McCown was successful with Marshall and Jeffery in Chicago and thereís no reason to think he canít be at least low-end QB2 in Tampa Bay.
Tue, 13 May 2014 11:00:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown said he has no problem mentoring QB Mike Glennon and hopes Glennon is one day a hall of fame quarterback.
Tue, 13 May 2014 10:24:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown likes the selection of WR Mike Evans in the 2014 draft. McCown said the similarities between Evans and WR Vincent Jackson and Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery is good.
Thu, 08 May 2014 17:57:45 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Texas A&M WR Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Evans is a clone of Vincent Jackson (who's still a fantasy WR2) and will eventually take over for the aging V-Jax. The rookie will be a WR4 in fantasy leagues with big yardage potential. Josh McCown now has another pair of big wideouts following his time in Chicago with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The veteran slinger, under Jeff Tedford, is a fantasy backup that could dominate in the right match-up.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:38:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the signing of QB Josh McCown does not rule out the team taking a quarterback in the draft, even with their first round pick.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:13:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said that QB Josh McCown is his quarterback moving forward.
Fantasy Tip: With McCown named the starter, he does have some low-end QB1 value in the right situations, but should only be used as a spot starter based on match ups or a bye-week fill in at this point.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:28:09 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QBs Josh McCown and Mike Glennon are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:50:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown will earn $4.75 million in 2014 and $5.25 million in 2015, according to sources. He can make an extra $5 million in incentives; $1 million each for playing time and another $3 million for reaching the playoffs.
Fantasy Tip: With money like that, there's a strong chance the Bucs are planning on using McCown as their starting QB over Mike Glennon this year. Keep an eye on the training camp battles later this summer.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:32:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with QB Josh McCown on a two-year deal worth $10 million.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:21:51 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears) Wednesday, March 11, according to his agent. Financial terms were not given.
Fantasy Tip: Reports earlier this offseason suggested that the Lovie Smith regime wasn't that high on Mike Glennon under center. This signing reinfornces that idea. Expect McCown and Glennon to compete for starting duties this fall. McCown, if named the starter, represents low-end QB1 value in the right matchups, but he'd be better served as your fantasy backup.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:18:27 -0700
The New York Jets are scheduled to meet with free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears).
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:17:39 -0700
The Houston Texans are scheduled to meet with free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears).
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:17:16 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears).
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:49:05 -0700
The Houston Texans are interested in free-agent QB Josh McCown (Bears).
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:56:04 -0800
It appears Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown likely will not re-sign with the team this offseason.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:09:10 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown and Detroit Lions impending free-agent QB Shaun Hill, because they will be looking to add a backup quarterback during free agency.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:06:37 -0800
Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown said he is willing to test the free-agent market this offseason because of the contract he could get from another team.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:22:45 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in signing impending Chicago Bears free-agent QB Josh McCown. The Bears would like to re-sign him.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:16:50 -0800
The New York Jets have interest in Chicago Bears impending free agent QB Josh McCown should he hit free agency. The Jets are looking for a backup in case QB Geno Smith regresses.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:55:15 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team would be open to drafting a quarterback if impending free-agent QB Josh McCown leaves in free agency. The team would like to re-sign McCown, if they can, but they'll have plenty of competition for his services.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:51:12 -0800
The Oakland Raiders could express interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown this offseason, because they are looking for a shorter-term solution from a veteran starting quarterback.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:42:20 -0800
Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown said Tuesday, Jan. 28, that he can envision a return to the Bears in free agency even if another team offers him a starting job. The team cannot officially re-sign him until the start of free agency, but the club does hold exclusive negotiating rights with him until that time.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:20:54 -0800
Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Josh McCown wants to continue to play and has no intention of retiring this offseason.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:50:32 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team would like to re-sign impending free-agent QB Josh McCown this offseason.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 09:22:22 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown said he is not sure if he will play next season because he wants to be with his family. McCown will be a free agent after the season.
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.