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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

Packers-Saints prediction

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week One showdown vs. the Saints at Lambeau Field Thursday evening.    

Saints-Packers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of three key matchups in the Packers' season-opening showdown vs. the 2009 Super Bowl champion Saints. 

Saints-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of three key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' showdown vs. the 2009 Super Bowl champion Saints at Lambeau Field Thursday evening.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Saints extend Payton's contract

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
The Saints have extended the contract of head coach Sean Payton through 2015, the team announced Monday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Saints 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The scoring ability of New Orleans' offense is unquestioned, but the key to a deep playoff run is the success of coordinator Gregg Williams' defense.

No surprises in Saints' cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
The Saints announced their cuts on Saturday, and there were no major surprises on the list.

Report: Saints' Hartley out 6-10 weeks

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:39 a.m. ET
Saints PK Garrett Hartley will be sidelined 6-10 weeks, a league source told The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune on Thursday.

Locker steps up for Titans in battle of backups

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:05 a.m. ET
Tennessee rookie QB Jake Locker added a bit of sparkle to an otherwise lackluster game Thursday night, leading the Titans to a 32-9 win over the Saints.

Report: Saints place CB Washington on I.R.

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Saints placed CB Fabian Washington on injured reserve. Washington signed a one-year deal with the Saints in free agency.

Brees: Agent, Saints continue to discuss contract

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The agent for Saints QB Drew Brees continues to negotiate with the team about a long-term contract extension for the Pro Bowl quarterback, Brees told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Saints sign veteran PK Kasay

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
With PK Garrett Hartley injured, the Saints signed former Panthers PK John Kasay on Tuesday.

Saints release DE Brown

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
DE Alex Brown has been released by the Saints, according to a tweet he sent on Tuesday afternoon.

Lineup announced for NFL kickoff concert

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 10:36 a.m. ET
Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 will perform prior to the season-opening game between the Saints and Packers on Sept. 8.

Brees leads Saints to 40-20 win over Raiders

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 189 yards and led New Orleans to scores on all three drives he played in the Saints' 40-20 victory over Oakland on Sunday night.


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.