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Josh McCown Visiting With Bills Monday, Expected To Meet With More Teams

Update:

Vic Carucci reports that free agent QB Josh McCown has left his visit with the Bills without a contract and the two sides did not discuss any numbers during their meeting.

McCown reportedly has more visits lined up with NFL teams in the coming days. According to Carucci, it could be a week or so before he signs on with a new team.

For what it’s worth, Carucci doesn’t rule out the Bills eventually signing McCown to a contract.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Mike Rodak are reporting that former Buccaneers QB Josh McCown is meeting with the Bills in Buffalo Monday and trying to work out an agreement.

  • Ian Rapoport adds that McCown has other visits scheduled and is expected to make at least one more before deciding anything.

McCown had said last week that “at least a half dozen teams” expressed an interest in signing him just a few days after he was released by the Buccaneers.

The fact that Tampa Bay released him when they did gave him the ability to get a head start and hopefully secure a new opportunity before he has to compete with the rest of the free agent quarterbacks.

The Ravens seemed like an obvious fit for McCown, seeing as they hired Marc Trestman as their new offensive coordinator. McCown best year came under Trestman in Chicago, and the Ravens have shown a tendency to target released veterans, as they don’t factor into compensatory draft picks.

However, the Bills needed to find a quarterback who could compete for the starting job along with E.J. Manuel, and some believe McCown is the best available option.

McCown, 35, threw for 2,206 yards while completing 56.3 percent of his passes to go along with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.

We’ll have more as the news is available.