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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

Report: Saints RB Ingram uninjured in car accident

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
Saints RB Mark Ingram was uninjured in an automobile accident early Friday morning, according to multiple Alabama media outlets.

Report: Brees, Manning ask for franchise tag exemption

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Two of the NFL's top quarterbacks — Drew Brees of the Saints and Peyton Manning of the Colts — have asked to be exempt from the franchise tag as part of the settlement of the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit ...

Texans, Saints cancel joint training-camp practices

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
The Texans and the Saints have cancelled three joint practices before their Aug. 20 preseason game at Reliant Stadium.

Saints SS Harper not interested in hometown discount

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
Roman Harper, an unrestricted free agent, says he would like to re-sign with the Saints, but he's not interested in giving them a discount to stay.

Brees: "We're very close to a settlement"

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees said in a radio interview on Wednesday that he believes the lockout will be over soon.

QB Collins retires after 16 seasons

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Kerry Collins announced his retirement on Thursday. His career lasted 16 seasons with five different teams.

Harper considers options in free agency

Posted June 29, 2011 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
Roman Harper will host his second annual "Sainted Weekend" to benefit Harper's Hope 4*1 foundation July 7-9, and he says he's prepared to do what's best for his family when the lockout is over and free ...

Free agency could lead to change at center for Saints

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Saints would like to re-sign Jonathan Goodwin, but they might decide not to outbid another team for his services with Matt Tennant waiting to step in at center.

Saints DE Hargrove's brother killed

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Terrence Hargrove, the brother of Saints DE Anthony Hargrove, was stabbed to death early Thursday morning.

NFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Sean Weatherspoon, David Gettis, Gerald McCoy and Jonathan Casillas.  

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

Bushrod: Saints know I want to stay

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
OLT Jermon Bushrod would like to stay with the Saints, the four-year veteran told PFW this week, and he has made that clear to the Saints.

Bushrod gearing up for charity weekend, contract clarity

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The lockout is giving Saints free-agent OLT Jermon Bushrod the opportunity to focus on other priorities — ones that he said help take his mind off the labor dispute.

Sharper says vets have advantage longer lockout goes

Posted June 01, 2011 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Saints FS Darren Sharper said Wednesday that he believes he and other veterans like himself could have a decided edge if the lockout curtails training camp or goes into the regular season.

Lockout limbo: Saints report

Posted May 28, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
The Saints will be relatively unharmed by the lockout thanks to QB Drew Brees' steady leadership.

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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