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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

Lack of takeaways a concern for Saints

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 3:10 a.m. ET
The Saints' defense has failed to play with the opportunistic flair it displayed in 2009 ever since the team won the Super Bowl.

The First Fifteen: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
In this early look at the league's action in Week Seven, we talk Tim Tebow, the rest of the QB changes potentially afoot, and plenty more.

Saints' Sean Payton has 'successful' knee surgery

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Saints say head coach Sean Payton is out of surgery and is expected to remain in the hospital until Tuesday.

Shorts and Shells: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:20 a.m. ET
In this week's edition, Jim Harbaugh and the Niners get physical; the Raiders and Cowboys make shaky calls; a marvelous streak remains intact; and plenty more.

Freeman, Graham lead Bucs past Saints

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns, Earnest Graham rushed for 109 yards in place of injured starter LeGarrette Blount, and the Bucs outlasted New Orleans 26-20.

Saints coach Payton hurt on sideline

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton suffered a broken knee and a torn MCL in his left knee as a result of a collision on the sideline during his team's Week Six game vs. the Bucs.

Saints on path they expected

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
The Saints of 2011 are not dominating like they did early in 2009 during their run to a Super Bowl title, but team observers see similarities between the teams.

Report: Saints S Harper fined $15,000 for late hit

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Saints S Roman Harper was fined $15,000 for his late hit on Panthers WR Steve Smith on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The First Fifteen: Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.

Brees leads Saints past Panthers

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
Drew Brees found Pierre Thomas for a 6-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left, helping the Saints rally past the Panthers 30-27 on Sunday.

Saints' Brown getting chance at right tackle

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
In what was a position of great stability for the Saints from 2006 through last season, health issues have kept them from establishing consistency at right tackle in 2011.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Saints' running game could be set for takeoff

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:46 a.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton may want to consider emphasizing the running game against Carolina in Week Five.

Saints offense too much for Jaguars

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 351 yards and a touchdown, Darren Sproles added 188 all-purpose yards and the Saints beat the Jaguars 23-10 on Sunday.

Saints TE Graham not disappointing in Year Two

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Saints second-year TE Jimmy Graham is living up to high expectations, and his best days are still ahead of him.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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