Josh McCown’s retirement lasted two months.
Philadelphia signed the quarterback to a one-year deal Saturday. He is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season.
McCown, 40, provides insurance behind Carson Wentz, who has finished the past two seasons on the sideline because of injuries. The Eagles already lost two quarterbacks in the first two preseason games. Nate Sudfeld broke his left wrist and is expected to return in September. Cody Kessler left Thursday night’s game with a head injury.
Rookie Clayton Thorson was the only healthy quarterback on the roster behind Wentz before McCown ended his brief retirement.
Hunt returns: Kareem Hunt, making his Cleveland debut, had two carries for six yards in the Browns’ 21-18 win over host Indianapolis on Saturday.
Hunt, the league’s 2017 rushing champion, hadn’t played in a game since video of him shoving and kicking a woman surfaced in November. He was cut by Kansas City two weeks later and didn’t land with another team until the Browns signed him in February.
“It felt good to definitely get back in game mode, hear the crowd and the bright lights again,” said Hunt, who will serve an eight-game suspension to begin the season. “Just going day by day.”
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Other games: New England beat host Nashville 22-17 on Jarrett Stidham’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson with 4:12 left. … After a thunderstorm delayed the kickoff for about an hour, Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger as host Pittsburgh beat Kansas City 17-7. … Deshaun Watson capped a 75-yard drive, his only series of the night, with a 4-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins and host Houston beat Detroit 30-23.
Injury report: Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young, who signed a three-year, $25.8 million contract extension in February, is deciding whether to have season-ending neck surgery or possibly start the season on injured reserve with the hope of returning later after he was hurt during a recent practice.
“It’s still a decision that has to be made and that’s between really the doctors, and Tavon and his family, his agent and stuff like that,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “Ultimately, it’s the player’s decision about how he wants to handle the injury.”
• Jacksonville receiver Marqise Lee, who missed last season because of knee injury, was removed from the physically unable to perform list and practiced with the team.
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