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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

Report: Saints' coaches side with ownership

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The NFL Coaches Association, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in federal court this week in support of players in their labor battle with NFL owners, does not represent any of New Orleans' coaches, Saints LB coach Joe Vitt told The ...

Crucial season ahead for Saints WR Meachem

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Saints WR Robert Meachem has a lot to gain heading into his fifth year.

Saints sell out Superdome again

Posted May 22, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
Despite the possibility of a shortened or canceled 2011 season, football optimism hasn't dimmed a bit in New Orleans.

Saints are Bush's 'first choice'

Posted May 14, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush addressed his future when he spoke with reporters at his youth football camp at Tulane University on Saturday, but his status with the Saints remains uncertain.

Report: Saints WR Colston underwent offseason knee surgery

Posted May 13, 2011 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Saints WR Marques Colston underwent microfracture surgery this offseason to repair cartilage in his right knee, according to The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Readers: Lions had best draft among NFC teams

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW poll question asking which NFC team did the best in the 2011 NFL draft decidedly picked the Lions.

Toronto to push for NFL team

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Toronto Councillor Doug Ford told TheScore.com that Toronto will push to bring an NFL franchise to town after the league puts a team back in Los Angeles.

Bush may be unwilling to play at Saints' price

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
While the Saints would like to keep him, Reggie Bush might get a chance to move on.

Which team did best in the first three rounds?

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
With the first three rounds of the NFL draft in the books, PFW editors make their pick for which team, including the Saints, that has had the best draft thus far.

Fantasy outlook: Mark Ingram

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The top-rated back in this year's draft, Mark Ingram, has the potential to be a workhorse in the NFL, but he may not carry a full load in New Orleans, where head coach Sean Payton will be divvying up ...

Saints have flexibility at RB spot after drafting Ingram

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
The Saints drafted Mark Ingram with the 28th pick and might have shaken up their backfield in the process — at least that's what RB Reggie Bush seems to think.

Saints a smooth landing spot for DE Jordan

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
It had to be a bit of a surprise that DE Cameron Jordan was available when the Saints picked at No. 24, but GM Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton were not about to let him keep falling.

Saints trade back into first round for RB Ingram

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
The Saints re-entered the first round of the NFL draft at No. 28, trading with the Patriots to acquire Alabama RB Mark Ingram.

Patriots trade 28th pick to Saints

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
To no one's surprise, the Patriots traded their second first-round pick, the 28th overall selection, to the Saints for New Orleans' second-round pick this year (pick No. 56) and a first-round pick in 2012.

Draft Dose: Who needs an outside linebacker?

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
In the 30th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of an outside linebacker like Texas A&M's Von Miller.

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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