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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

Brees brings Saints back in 40-33 win over Houston

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits in a 40-33 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Saints see improvement in CB Robinson

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
Patrick Robinson is playing with more confidence than he did as a rookie, and we hear the coaching staff's trust in him has grown significantly.

Romo, Harper, Hanson named NFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Tony Romo, Roman Harper and Jason Hanson have been named the Week Two NFC Players of the Week.

Penalty calls threaten to ruin game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Excessively strict interpretations of the NFL's roughing-the-passer penalty guidelines are threatening to change the nature of the game, writes Hub Arkush.

Brees carries Saints to home win over Bears

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns, New Orleans' defense beat up on Jay Cutler and the Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 30-13 on Sunday.

Talks could linger, but little doubt about Brees' future

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
League observers envision only one conclusion to the contract negotiations between Drew Brees, his agent and the Saints.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups in advance of the Packers' game against the Panthers Sunday.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 4:01 a.m. ET
The Saints will look to establish their running game using a trio of backs vs. the Bears Sunday.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Two game against the Panthers at Carolina Sunday.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 4:43 a.m. ET
We look at Cam Newton's impressive debut, a controversial call from the Packers-Saints opener, some disappointing front-runners and plenty more.

Saints will miss injured Colston's size, toughness

Posted Sept. 10, 2011 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
The Saints will be without Marques Colston for at least four weeks as he recovers from the broken collarbone he suffered in Week One.

Report: Saints WR Colston has broken collarbone

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Saints WR Marques Colston reportedly suffered a broken collarbone in Thursday night's season opener against the Packers and will miss approximately four weeks.

Saints-Packers TV ratings second-best ever for NFL kickoff game

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Thursday night's season opener between the Saints and Packers earned great TV ratings for NBC and the league.

Packers prove they got enough work in

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:46 a.m. ET
Imagine what the Packers would have done with a full offseason to get their offense in sync, writes PFW's Eric Edholm from Lambeau Field.

Rodgers throws three TDs; Packers outlast Saints 42-34

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:18 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers outdueled Drew Brees, and Clay Matthews led a Packers goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the Saints 42-34.

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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