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Luke McCown | Quarterback | #7

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/12/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: Louisiana Tech
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (106) / CLE
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Saints released QB Luke McCown.
The writing was on the wall after the Saints brought back Chase Daniel to be Drew Brees' primary backup. New Orleans could have a rookie as its No. 3 this year. McCown, 36 in July, could resurface as a clipboard-holder. Apr 5 - 9:46 AM

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Saints re-signed QB Luke McCown to a two-year, $3 million contract.

He got a $500,000 signing bonus. The deal is cheap enough that the door may be open for 2015 third-round pick Garrett Grayson to make a serious run at the Saints' backup job in training camp, which would make McCown expendable. 34-year-old McCown did hold his own in a September spot start against the Panthers last season, completing 31-of-38 passes for 310 yards in a 27-22 loss.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 07:56:00 PM

ESPN's Field Yates reports free agent QB Luke McCown visited the Colts Thursday.

The search for a capable backup for Andrew Luck continues. After starring in an ironically apt cell phone ad, McCown played surprisingly well in a spot start against the Panthers Week 3. The Colts could do much worse behind their star quarterback. McCown will turn 35 in July.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Saints placed QB Luke McCown on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

He'll undergo back surgery Tuesday. Matt Flynn takes his roster spot as the new backup. McCown turns 35 in July and will be a free agent. He might have a couple more years of clipboard duty and Verizon commercials in him.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 07:49:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Luke McCown is dealing with what could be a season-ending back injury.

McCown will see a specialist on Monday. He's already been ruled out for Sunday's game against Tennessee. McCown made one start earlier this year, completing 31-of-38 passes for 310 yards in a loss to Carolina back in Week 3. With McCown's season in doubt, Garrett Grayson will slide in as the backup behind starter Drew Brees. The Saints could also look outside the organization for quarterback help.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:43:00 AM

Luke McCown completed 31-of-38 passes for 310 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception Week 3 against the Panthers.

The Panthers gave McCown all day to stand on his spot and throw, but he never really made them pay. Just five of his completions went for more than 15 yards, and one of those was a 23-yard catch by Mark Ingram on a botched Hail Mary to close out the game. McCown was efficient moving the ball down the field, but he will have to be more aggressive if he is forced to start next week against the Cowboys.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Luke McCown will start against the Panthers in Week 3.

Drew Brees was ruled out with a shoulder injury. McCown hasn't attempted a pass in the NFL since 2013. His last start came all the way back in 2011 as a member of the Jaguars. His career numbers are underwhelming to say the least. He's thrown more interceptions than touchdowns with a completion rate south of 60 percent. Even without Luke Kuechly (concussion) the Panthers are a great D/ST play this week.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Saints QB Luke McCown will get an extended look in the Saints' third preseason game.

Drew Brees is only expected to play "a handful" of snaps before ceding the reigns to McCown. The news suggests McCown is well ahead of Ryan Griffin for the team's No. 2 job. With rookie Garrett Grayson almost guaranteed a roster spot, Griffin's roster spot is in danger.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 01:59:00 PM

Saints re-signed QB Luke McCown to a one-year, $970,000 contract.

McCown, who will turn 34 in July, beat out Ryan Griffin for the backup job last training camp. He'll attempt to do the same this year and get $350,000 guaranteed for it. McCown has attempted one NFL pass since 2011. Drew Brees has missed one game over the last 10 seasons.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 11:39:00 AM

Saints re-signed QB Luke McCown to a one-year contract.

McCown, 33 in July, has attempted just one pass since 2011. He has a 2-7 career record and 68.3 passer rating. McCown was mentioned as a possible replacement for Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford's backup in Detroit to help install OC Joe Lombardi's offense. He'll return for another year as Drew Brees' No. 2.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 01:05:00 PM

ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein considers the Lions a possible landing spot for free agent Luke McCown.

The Lions are looking for an experienced backup behind Matthew Stafford and McCown has ties to OC Joe Lombardi after spending last season with the Saints. Re-signing Shaun Hill is another possibility. McCown has a career 68.3 quarterback rating and should only require a veteran-minimum contract.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Luke McCown is expected to open Saints training camp taking most of the second-team reps behind Drew Brees.

McCown is trying to hold off Seneca Wallace and UDFA Ryan Griffin. Griffin has caught coach Sean Payton's eye, but is more likely a candidate for third string or the practice squad. McCown and Wallace are vying for one roster spot.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Saints signed QB Luke McCown to a one-year contract.

McCown, 32 in July, quietly spent last season as Matt Ryan's backup. As things currently stand, McCown projects to back up Drew Brees this year because they are New Orleans' only two quarterbacks on the offseason roster. Chase Daniel left for Kansas City and roster yo-yo Sean Canfield hasn't been re-signed.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Luke McCown is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the Falcons' Week 1 depth chart.

Rookie Dominique Davis' impressive preseason earned him a roster spot, but he's going to stay in the developmental third QB role. McCown has three years of experience in Dirk Koetter's offense.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 06:18:00 PM

Falcons signed QB Luke McCown.

McCown has three years of experience in Dirk Koetter's offense from their time together in Jacksonville. We suspect impressive rookie Dominique Davis has sewn up the No. 2 QB job, and McCown was signed for garbage-time duties in the preseason finale. The Falcons can keep McCown on speed dial if injuries strike during the season. It doesn't hurt that he brings intel from a division rival after spending training camp with the Saints.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 02:01:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colin Kaepernick
3Ryan Lindley
4Luke McCown
5Phillip Sims
6Josh Freeman
7Bryan Bennett
8Charlie Whitehurst
9Jerrod Johnson
10G.J. Kinne
11Austin Davis
12Johnny Manziel
13Ryan Williams
14Seth Lobato
15Tim Tebow
16Brad Sorensen
17Pat Devlin
18Matt Blanchard
19Dan LeFevour
20Austin Trainor
21McLeod Bethel-Thompson
22Jay Cutler
23Dylan Thompson
24Cody Fajardo
25Shane Carden
26Griffin Neal
27Marquise Williams
28Max Wittek
29Joe Licata
30R.J. Archer
31Jerry Lovelocke
32Chase Rettig
33Chandler Harnish
34Dalyn Williams
35Jake Waters
RB1James Starks
2John Crockett
3Jamaal Charles
4Joseph Randle
5Rashad Jennings
6Dominique Williams
7Joique Bell
8LaMichael James
9Jhurell Pressley
10Toby Gerhart
11Khiry Robinson
12Karlos Williams
13Alonzo Harris
14Brandon Ross
15Josh Harris
16Anthony Dixon
17Zac Stacy
18Stevan Ridley
19LaVance Taylor
20Keshawn Hill
21Glenn Winston
22Isaiah Pead
23Dan Herron
24Jahwan Edwards
25Ross Scheuerman
26Kenneth Harper
27Jawon Chisholm
28Zac Brooks
29Jerome Smith
30Michael Dyer
31Jeremy Stewart
32Tyler Gaffney
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Jamaal Charles
3Toby Gerhart
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Joseph Randle
3Rashad Jennings
4James Starks
FB1Ryan Mueller
2Henry Hynoski
3Erik Lorig
4Will Johnson
5Emil Igwenagu
6Jorvorskie Lane
7James Casey
8Joe Don Duncan
9Jordan Campbell
10John Conner
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14Joey Iosefa
15Blake Renaud
16Alstevis Squirewell
17Brad Smelley
18Sam Bergen
19Nikita Whitlock
20Trey Millard
21Patrick Skov
22Sione Houma
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Jerome Simpson
4Marcus Easley
5Douglas McNeil
6Stevie Johnson
7Hakeem Nicks
8Josh Morgan
9Jacoby Ford
10Tyler Davis
11Kyle Prater
12Dwayne Bowe
13James Jones
14Preston Parker
15Greg Little
16Kris Durham
17Miles Austin
18Kain Colter
19DeAndre Reaves
20Greg Salas
21Ben Edwards
22Nick Harwell
23Reggie Dunn
24Armon Binns
25Carlton Mitchell
26T.J. Graham
27Damaris Johnson
28Robert Herron
29Solomon Patton
30Josh Lenz
31Ricky Collins
32Damian Williams
33Joshua Stangby
34Jaxon Shipley
35Nate Washington
36Zach D'Orazio
37Kenzel Doe
38Jared Dangerfield
39Issac Blakeney
40Tevin Reese
41Kenny Cook
42Richard Mullaney
43Duke Williams
44David Porter
45Dennis Parks
46Quinshad Davis
47Rashaun Simonise
48Reece Horn
49Tyler Murphy
50Marquez Clark
51Chandler Worthy
52L'Damian Washington
53Marlon Moore
54Josh Harper
55Josh Stewart
56Travis Labhart
57Donatella Luckett
58Jarrett Boykin
59Lance Lewis
60Joseph Anderson
61Tyler McDonald
62Ezell Ruffin
63Jeff Beathard
64DaVaris Daniels
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Brian Hartline
3Roddy White
4Victor Cruz
5Riley Cooper
6Ace Sanders
7Denarius Moore
8Chris Givens
9Marcus Thigpen
10Ryan Whalen
11Joe Morgan
12Kevin Smith
13R.J. Harris
14Austin Pettis
15Jacoby Jones
16Ryan Broyles
17A.J. Jenkins
18Griff Whalen
19Emory Blake
20Onterio McCalebb
21Nathan Palmer
22Shakim Phillips
23Andre Debose
24Tandon Doss
25DeVier Posey
26Mike Brown
27Devante Davis
28Devon Wylie
29Jimmie Hunt
30Jay Lee
31Mike Williams
32Reggie Bell
33Amir Carlisle
34Phil Bates
35Valdez Showers
36Kadron Boone
37Ryan Lankford
38Isiah Ferguson
39James Butler
40Daniel Rodriguez
41A.J. Cruz
42Milton Williams III
43Michael Preston
44Clyde Gates
45Marcus Harris
46Juron Criner
47Stephen Hill
48Titus Davis
49Andre Davis
50Demetrius Wilson
51Josh Reese
52DiAndre Campbell
53Trevor Harman
54Tom Nelson
55Leonard Hankerson
56Michael Bennett
57Durron Neal
58David Glidden
59Kieran Duncan
60Jarvis Turner
61T.J. Thorpe
62Paul Browning
63Austin Willis
64Kashif Moore
65Kenbrell Thompkins
66Saalim Hakim
67Trindon Holliday
68Chris King
69Christion Jones
70Marken Michel
71Levi Norwood
72Ed Williams
73Danny Anthrop
WR31Riley Cooper
2Victor Cruz
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Brandon Bostick
6Zach Sudfeld
7Tony Moeaki
8Mickey Shuler
9Michael Cooper
10Beau Gardner
11Andrew Quarless
12Matt Spaeth
13Kyle Miller
14Dominique Jones
15Nic Jacobs
16Bruce Miller
17Chase Ford
18Nick Kasa
19Chase Dixon
20Orson Charles
21Richard Gordon
22Justice Cunningham
23Cameron Clear
24Steve Maneri
25David Paulson
26Casey Pierce
27Mike McFarland
28Chase Coffman
29Gerald Christian
30D.J. Williams
31Rob Blanchflower
32Jacob Maxwell
33Jake Murphy
34Rory Anderson
35Ryan Taylor
36Konrad Reuland
37Brett Brackett
38Michael Egnew
39Adrien Robinson
40John Peters
41Jay Rome
42Braxton Deaver
43M.J. McFarland
44Clayton Echard
45Brandon Barden
46Kevin Greene
47Gerell Robinson
48Jack Tabb
49Arthur Lynch
50Dan Light
51Jordan Thompson
LT1Ryan Clady
2King Dunlap
3Eugene Monroe
4Charles Brown
5Cameron Bradfield
6Carter Bykowski
7Rob Crisp
8Micah Hatchie
9Jason Fox
10Tyson Chandler
11Takoby Cofield
12Kyle Roberts
13Vince Kowalski
14Lars Hanson
15Garry Williams
16David Hedelin
17Taylor Fallin
18John Weidenaar
19Cody Booth
20Justin Renfrow
21David Foucault
22Andrew McDonald
23Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Tony Bergstrom
4Edawn Coughman
5Ryan Seymour
6Ben Heenan
7Sam Brenner
8Mackenzy Bernadeau
9Jake Bernstein
10Collin Rahrig
11Vi Teofilo
12Darren Keyton
13Tanner Hawkinson
14Adrian Bellard
15Al Bond
16Chris Watt
17Brian Folkerts
18Matthew Masifilo
19Lene Maiava
20Jamison Lalk
21Alex Cooper
22Garrick Mayweather
C1Tim Barnes
2Nick Mangold
3Manuel Ramirez
4Julian Vandervelde
5Mitchell Bell
6Drew Nowak
7Garth Gerhart
8Fernando Velasco
9Jacques McClendon
10Marcus Henry
11Ben Clarke
12Brian De La Puente
13Barrett Jones
14Dalton Freeman
15Dillon Farrell
16Reese Dismukes
17Robert Kugler
18Braxston Cave
19Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Brandon Fusco
3Louis Vasquez
4Geoff Schwartz
5Cyril Lemon
6Garrett Gilkey
7Leon Brown
8Jared Smith
9Tre' Jackson
10Paul Fanaika
11Darrion Weems
12Kitt O'Brien
13Shahbaz Ahmed
14Trip Thurman
15Antoine McClain
16Ryker Mathews
17Boston Stiverson
18Terran Vaughn
19Donovan Williams
20Malcolm Bunche
21Alvin Bailey
22Adam Replogle
23Mike McQueen
RT1Breno Giacomini
2J'Marcus Webb
3Erik Pears
4Tayo Fabuluje
5Khalif Barnes
6Adrian Bellard
7Bryce Harris
8Mitchell Van Dyk
9Sebastian Vollmer
10Nick Ritcher
11Patrick Miller
12Darryl Baldwin
13Lamar Holmes
14Luke Marquardt
15Kona Schwenke
16Zeth Ramsay
17Ryan Mack
18Torian White
K1Mike Nugent
2Travis Coons
3Josh Brown
4Dan Carpenter
5Andrew Furney
6Justin Manton
7Marshall Morgan
8Corey Acosta
9Carey Spear
10Billy Cundiff
11Jaden Oberkrom
12Shaun Suisham
13Brandon Bogotay
14Zach Hocker
15Kyle Brindza
16Taylor Bertolet
17Brad Craddock
18Shayne Graham
19Tom Obarski
20Ty Long