The Bears Beat (12.20.11): McCown reportedly will start against Packers

December 20th, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Backup quarterback Josh McCown reportedly will start ahead of Caleb Hanie when the Bears face the Packers on Christmas Day. The team has placed wide receiver Johnny Knox and safety Chris Conte on injured reserve. The Bears have signed wide receiver Jonathan Haggerty to the practice squad.

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Tue Dec 20 16:05:00 2011
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Tue Dec 20 15:19:28 2011
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Tue Dec 20 13:08:39 2011
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Tue Dec 20 11:21:00 2011
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Tue Dec 20 10:22:24 2011
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Tue Dec 20 10:22:17 2011
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More knee surgery on horizon for Carimi
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Tue Dec 20 00:08:00 2011
LAKE FOREST – Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox had successful surgery to stabilize a vertebra Monday, but he faces a lengthy …