Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mccown Rejuvenated as Bears Backup

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mccown Rejuvenated as Bears Backup

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Given the path he followed, it would be perfectly understandable if Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown was feeling rejuvenated.

The veteran backup has played well filling in for the injured Jay Cutler, and he'll get another opportunity when the Baltimore Ravens (4-5) visit Soldier Field on Sunday.

"Sometimes everything is life is just about opportunities and when things happen," McCown said.

Right now, good things are happening for him, if not the Bears (5- 4)

They've dropped four of six following a 3-0 start amid mounting injuries, with Cutler (high left ankle sprain) and cornerback Charles Tillman (torn right triceps) going down in last week's 21- 19 loss to NFC North leader Detroit.

Cutler was wearing a hard cast on Thursday that coach Marc Trestman called "precautionary" to stabilize the ankle. He said it swelled up on Monday.

Cutler injured the ankle in the first half against the Lions. The Bears finally turned to McCown for their final possession, and he nearly pulled off the comeback, throwing a touchdown to Brandon Marshall. …

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