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New Orleans Saints

Luke McCown

Luke McCown - #7 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 212 lbs.
Birthday 07/12/1981
Birthplace Jacksonville, TX
College Louisiana Tech
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 4th round, 10th pick by Browns

Tough times for ailing Saints MLB Vilma

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
A nagging left knee injury will keep MLB Jonathan Vilma out for a second straight game in Week 10.

The First Fifteen: Week 10

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
We take an early look at a huge AFC North tussle, another big one in the NFC South and all the rest of the best action in Week 10.

Maintaining balance the challenge for Saints' offense

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
it didn't take 300-plus passing yards from QB Drew Brees for the Saints to hold a comfortable lead for much of the game in their win over the Buccaneers.

Brees gets Saints back to their winning ways

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 258 yards and two touchdowns, and New Orleans running backs combined for 195 yards rushing in a 27-16 victory over the Buccaneers.

Saints FS Jenkins ready, willing to lead

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins is getting more comfortable speaking up and taking on a leadership role as he enters the second half of his third season.

Saints place OT Brown on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The Saints have placed OT Charles Brown on injured reserve and signed OT Ray Willis to replace Brown on the active roster.

Sloppy Saints moving backward

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
The Saints, who dropped 62 points on the Colts one week earlier, couldn't overcome poor field position and frequent 3rd-and-long situations against the Rams.

Rams stun Saints for first win

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Steven Jackson scored two touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game in three seasons as the Rams upset the Saints 31-21 for their first win on Sunday.

Saints activate RB Ivory

Posted Oct. 29, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
The Saints activated second-year RB Chris Ivory from the physically-unable-to-perform list and waived TE Tory Humphrey.

Saints DE Smith says scheme limiting sack production

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith told PFW he thinks his sack production is significantly affected by New Orleans' defensive system.

TE with first-round fantasy value? Graham could break barrier

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jimmy Graham might reach unprecedented heights in fantasy drafts next year, writes Pat Fitzmaurice in this week's "Fantasy football: 21 things."

Brees, Briggs and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees, Bears LB Lance Briggs and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Seven.

Saints set points record in 62-7 romp

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 12:19 a.m. ET
Drew Brees completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and the Saints set a franchise record for points and victory margin in a 62-7 demolition of the hapless Colts on Sunday night.

Saints officially part ways with Kreutz

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
A day after he announced he was leaving the team because he no longer had a passion for football, C Olin Kreutz has been released by the Saints.

Report: Saints C Kreutz leaves team

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
PFW Saints correspondent Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Saints C Olin Kreutz has left the team.


Posted April 01, 2013
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans and unrestricted free agents, defensive end Kenyon Coleman and McCown, have agreed to terms on one-year contracts.||||||| McCown, 6-4, 217-pounds, is a former fourth-round selection of the Cleveland Browns who went to training camp with the Saints last season. McCown, a former Louisiana Tech standout, has played in 22 NFL games with nine starts in stints with Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Atlanta. He has completed 184 of 316 passes for 2,035 yards with nine touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Posted Aug. 28, 2012
The Atlanta Falcons have released backup quarterback Chris Redman and signed McCown.||||||| McCown spent the past three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making two starts among his eight appearances. He worked with Dirk Koetter, who is now the Falcons' offensive coordinator, which undoubtedly contributed to the decision to bring in a new No. 2 behind starter Matt Ryan on Tuesday.
Posted Sept. 06, 2011
Jags coach Jack Del Rio will turn the starting job over to Luke McCown, who outplayed David Garrard and rookie Blaine Gabbert in the preseason.||||||| McCown completed 12 of 18 passes for 133 yards, with two touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks. Fantasy players should not trust the journeyman with rookie Blaine Gabbert waiting in the wings.
Posted Sept. 20, 2010
The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost McCown for the season because of a knee injury.||||||| McCown tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at San Diego on Sunday. McCown replaced benched starter David Garrard in the fourth quarter and injured his knee on a 4-yard scramble with less than a minute remaining. Garrard came back in and threw a touchdown pass to Mike Sims-Walker that made it 38-13.
Posted Sept. 06, 2009
McCown has passed his physical with the Jacksonville Jaguars, prompting the team to cut veteran backup Todd Bouman. The moved was announced on Sunday.||||||| Jacksonville traded an undisclosed draft pick in 2010 to Tampa Bay on Saturday night in exchange for McCown. He is 1-6 as a starter, has completed 59.7 percent of his passes, and has nine touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.