>>Bears Ink QB McCown
(Lake Forest, IL) -- The Bears have signed
quarterback Josh McCown. The veteran was signed as an insurance policy after
Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in Sunday night's loss to Houston. Cutler's
status for this Monday night's game at San Francisco is uncertain. The
33-year-old McCown started the final two games last season for Chicago when
Cutler was sidelined with a broken thumb. To make room, the Bears waived tight
end Brody Eldrige. The 7-and-2 Bears are back to work this week preparing for
Monday's contest against the 49ers.
>>Tillman Tweets About Daughter's Birth
(Undated) -- Bears cornerback Charles Tillman tweeted
the news of the berth of his daughter yesterday. Tillman's tweet read, "Thank
you all for your thoughts and prayers... Wife and baby are doing great." The
NFC's Defensive Player of the Month for October made headlines last week when he
said he'd miss last week's game against Houston if his wife went into labor that
>>Rams Gear Up For Jets
(Earth City, MO) -- The Rams are getting
set for Sunday's home game against the Jets. St. Louis had lost three straight
before playing to a 24-24 tie last week in San Francisco. The Rams now sit at
3-5-and-1 on the season.
>>Cardinals Release McClellan
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals have released reliever Kyle
McClellan. The right-hander made 244 relief appearances since 2008 and has a
career 3.69 ERA. St. Louis also signed catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league
deal. The 30-year-old split time between the Mets and their Triple-A team in
Buffalo last season.
>>Matheny Gets Vote For NL Manager Of The Year
(Undated) -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny received a single
third-place vote for National League Manager of the Year. Matheny finished tied
for fifth with Padres manager Bud Black. The vote came from David Lennon of
"Newsday" in the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of
America. Nationals skipper Davey Johnson won the award.