Josh McCown to play for Hartford

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Quarterback Josh McCown, a veteran of eight NFL seasons, has joined the UFL's Hartford Colonials.

McCown has played with the Arizona Cardinals (2002-05), Detroit Lions (2006), Oakland Raiders (2007) and Carolina Panthers (2008-09). He also was in training camp with the Miami Dolphins, who traded him to Carolina on Aug. 29, 2008.

The 31-year-old McCown saw little action the last two years with the Panthers. Last season, he was placed on injured reserve after Week 1 with a left knee injury

In 49 NFL games, McCown has completed 610 of 1,058 of passes (57.7 percent) for 6,584 yards and 35 touchdowns. He has thrown 33 touchdown passes in 31 starts.