The Bears Beat (11.23.11): Chiefs claim Orton, Bears sign McCown

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The Kansas City Chiefs claimed ex-Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, keeping him away from reuniting with the Bears. The Bears signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown shortly after news broke that they did not get Orton. And the Raiders are not afraid of Devin Hester because they feel they have a better kick returner.

Bears land backup QB Josh McCown
Wed Nov 23 17:28:00 2011
The Bears on Wednesday agreed to terms with backup quarterback Josh McCown on a one-year contract.

Bears sign QB McCown as backup to Hanie
Wed Nov 23 17:21:08 2011
The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Josh McCown on Wednesday to serve as a backup to new starter Caleb Hanie. The Bears are …

Rookie Enderle likely Hanie backup vs. Raiders
Wed Nov 23 17:17:00 2011
The Chicago Bears don’t have to make a decision on their backup quarterback until 90 minutes before Sunday’s game …

Week 12: NFC Wild Card Watch
Wed Nov 23 17:00:24 2011
It all falls on Hanie for now. The Bears, on a hot streak of five consecutive wins, have not budged from their …

Bears QB Hanie to make 1st career start vs Oakland (AP)
Wed Nov 23 16:49:30 2011
Caleb Hanie had little time to be jittery when he found himself thrust into the NFC Championship game last January. Jay Cutler …

Chiefs claim Kyle Orton, hang on for dear life in AFC West (Yahoo! Sports)
Wed Nov 23 16:43:16 2011
It won’t fix everything that ails them, but the Kansas City Chiefs team that appeared to be very much on life support when they …

Raiders have no fear of kicking to Hester
Wed Nov 23 16:34:00 2011
Oakland Raiders safety Mike Mitchell has a lot of respect for Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester, but he might need to …

The Bears Knew Cutler’s Thumb Was Broken Moments After Game
Wed Nov 23 16:33:40 2011
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, everyone in the Bears organization, for some baffling reason, was pretending …

Bears lose out on Kyle Orton when Chiefs claim him off waivers
Wed Nov 23 16:33:12 2011
SEAN JENSEN: The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed Kyle Orton …

Hanie vows to make most of opportunity
Wed Nov 23 16:28:00 2011

Josh McCown: “I just want to do whatever I can to help”
Wed Nov 23 16:27:48 2011
The flirtation was mutual, even though they didn’t connect. The Bears have explored signing Josh McCown several times, as far …

Chiefs claim Kyle Orton off waivers
Wed Nov 23 16:22:17 2011
Chiefs claim Kyle Orton off waivers

AP source: Chiefs claim Orton off waivers (The Canadian Press)
Wed Nov 23 16:12:39 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kyle Orton has a new home in the AFC West.

Bears Lose Out on Orton, Sign Josh McCown
Wed Nov 23 16:12:11 2011
Josh McCown and Mike Martz together in Detroit. The Bears lost out to the Chiefs in the Kyle Orton sweepstakes, with old …

Cutler undergoes surgery, expected to start rehab soon
Wed Nov 23 15:49:00 2011
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler underwent surgery Wednesday on his broken right thumb, and the team said he should be able …

Cutler Undergoes Successful Surgery
Wed Nov 23 15:44:13 2011
Cutler Undergoes Successful Surgery announces successful surgery for Cutler. Indications are he can begin …

Cowboys also made claim for Kyle Orton
Wed Nov 23 15:43:00 2011
The Chiefs and Bears weren’t the only two teams that tried to add Kyle Orton off of waivers from the Broncos. Todd Archer …

A Look at New Chicago Bears (Back-Up) Quarterback Josh McCown
Wed Nov 23 15:33:59 2011
The Chicago Bears, having lost out on ORTONPALOOZA to the Kansas City Chiefs (or possibly the Dallas Cowboys, if …

Bears sign Josh McCown
Wed Nov 23 15:26:25 2011
A couple of moments after news broke that the Chiefs were awarded quarterback Kyle Orton on waivers, the Bears announced that …

Chiefs claim Kyle Orton, Bears sign Josh McCown
Wed Nov 23 15:15:26 2011
The Kansas City Chiefs, who placed starter Matt Cassel on injured reserve last week, has claimed Kyle Orton, according to …

Chiefs claim Kyle Orton off waivers
Wed Nov 23 15:12:39 2011
Kyle Orton is heading to Kansas City. Orton, the quarterback who was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday, was picked up by the …

Studious Caleb Hanie always is prepared
Wed Nov 23 14:51:40 2011
NEIL HAYES: This isn’t the first time an injury has forced …

Bears QB Hanie to make 1st career start vs Oakland
Wed Nov 23 14:05:46 2011
Caleb Hanie stepped into a very difficult situation last January when he entered the NFC Championship game after Jay Cutler was …

Cutler surgery successful, rehab soon
Wed Nov 23 13:59:13 2011
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler underwent successful surgery on his fractured right thumb on Wednesday in Vail, Colo., and …

Caleb Hanie embraces the opportunity
Wed Nov 23 13:41:47 2011
Bears backup quarterback Caleb Hanie is preparing for his first NFL start Sunday in Oakland. And he’s disappointed his friend …

Bears pick up McCown to back up Hanie
Wed Nov 23 13:34:49 2011
The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday the signing of former Arizona Cardinals third-round pick Josh McCown as the back-up to …

Chiefs claim Orton off waivers
Wed Nov 23 13:32:32 2011
The Kansas City Chiefs claimed former Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton on waivers Wednesday, an NFL source told ESPN NFL Insider …

Texans place Matt Schaub on IR, sign Clemens
Wed Nov 23 12:32:39 2011
Texans place Matt Schaub on IR, sign Clemens

Angelo confident in Hanie assuming job
Wed Nov 23 11:32:00 2011 senior writer Larry Mayer speaks with general manager Jerry Angelo about the most pressing issues involving …

Notes, Quotes
Wed Nov 23 11:11:51 2011
Bears also lost their 14-year-veteran long-snapper Patrick Mannelly in Sunday’s victory over the Chargers.]]>

If history repeats itself, Caleb Hanie should be able to keep the Bears on a roll
Wed Nov 23 08:23:51 2011
Caleb Hanie is not in a class with Jay Cutler as an …

Lions have benefited from adding S Chris Harris
Wed Nov 23 04:56:08 2011
Chris Harris wanted another shot to play when his second stint with the Chicago Bears wasn’t going very well.

Bears sign long snapper Laptad after Mannelly’s injury
Wed Nov 23 02:39:10 2011
The Chicago Bears have signed long snapper Jake Laptad to a three-year contract to replace injured veteran Patrick Mannelly.

An intriguing option
Wed Nov 23 00:20:00 2011
Kyle Orton apparently is trying to thumb his way back to Chicago.

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