Eagles lure Josh McCown out of retirement
The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown to a 1-year contract to backup Carson Wentz on Saturday.
McCown, an 18-year veteran, had retired this offseason. His deal is worth $2 million fully guaranteed and could be worth up to $5.4 million if certain incentives are met. The Eagles were down two healthy quarterbacks after Nate Sudfeld (broken wrist) and Cody Kessler (concussion) suffered injuries in their first two preseason games.
Adding McCown gives the team a viable backup option at least until Sudfeld returns in about six weeks. While the Eagles have invested in Sudfeld’s growth the last three years, and he will likely reclaim his job, McCown’s experience and how he learns the offense could change the team’s mind.
Browns 21, Colts 18: Garrett Gilbert threw two touchdown passes in the first half and David Blough added another TD pass in the second half, leading Cleveland past host Indianapolis.
Cleveland (2-0) has won nine of its past 10 preseason games – this one with its top two quarterbacks sitting out and Kareem Hunt returned to the field for the first time in nearly nine months.
Jaguars: Wide receiver Marqise Lee was taken off the physically unable to perform list and practiced Saturday for the first time in nearly a year. Lee missed the entire 2018 season after requiring surgery to repair both a torn ligament and a previously torn PCL. Chargers: Los Angeles’ worst fears were confirmed Saturday when they learned Derwin James will be sidelined deep into the regular season. The team’s All-Pro second-year safety will undergo surgery next week to repair a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.