Cade McNown, who was supposed to be the Bears starting quarterback for the next decade, but he was traded for the second time in less than a year. Thursday the 49ers acquired the Bears 1999 first-round draft pick for a conditional seventh rounder in 2003.

Following a 3-12 career record as a starter including 1-8 in 2000 the Bears traded McNown to Miami last August for a 2002 sixth-round pick and a conditional seventh-round choice in 2003. The UCLA product did not take a snap last season for the Dolphins.

San Francisco also signed former Bear Jim Flanigan. The defensive tackle signed a two-year, $1.4 million contract.

Flanigan played seven seasons with the Bears after arriving as a third-round pick in 1994. The Notre Dame product led the club in sacks three times, including a career-high 11 in 1995. He was released last April after the Bears signed 300-pound-plus free agent run-stuffers Ted Washington and Keith Traylor.

Flanigan, a Green Bay native, recorded 46 tackles and 4½ sacks last season with the Packers.

Managerial Perspective

In response to reports of David Terrell's arrest, Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo issued the following statement:

"At the present time we are investigating all facts related to this incident and will not have any comment regarding any details due to the fact this is a legal matter. We have been advised David Terrell has been charged with simple battery which is a Class A misdemeanor and has retained private counsel to represent him on those charges."

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