Bears Lose Out on Orton, Sign Josh McCown

The Bears lost out to the Chiefs in the Kyle Orton sweepstakes, with old neckbeard staying in the AFC West.  The Chiefs were awarded the claim on the merit of their awful record.  Or maybe the league just could bear to watch Tyler Palko again.

It is also being reported that the Dallas Cowboys put in a claim for Orton in an effort to block the Bears.  That’s an expensive block, had it gone through.

There’s no sense dwelling on it or waiting to see if Orton fails to report to Kansas City.  Instead, the Bears signed a former Martz protege, Josh McCown.

McCown and Martz spent time together in Detroit in 2006. He most recently spent time in the NFL in San Francisco in 2009 and in his 8 NFL seasons, he’s got 35 touchdowns to 40 interceptions on 610 attempts and nearly 6600 yards.

As Brad Biggs points out, the signing of McCown makes it clear the Bears are committed to Hanie until Cutler returns.

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