Luke McCown QB NO 4 Months

McCown appears to be the clear-cut backup to Drew Brees at quarterback, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. McCown started Thursday's preseason finale against the Ravens, and in his lone drive of the night, he completed all four of his passes, including a three-yard touchdown pass to Travaris Cadet.

McCown is a 10-year NFL veteran, and apparently the Saints feel more comfortable with him as the backup than second-year pro Ryan Griffin in case anything were to happen to Brees.

Luke McCown QB NO 9 Months

Saints re-signed QB Luke McCown to a one-year contract.

McCown, 33 in July, has attempted just one pass since 2011. He has a 2-7 career record and 68.3 passer rating. McCown was mentioned as a possible replacement for Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford's backup in Detroit to help install OC Joe Lombardi's offense. He'll return for another year as Drew Brees' No. 2.

Luke McCown QB NO 10 Months

ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein considers the Lions a possible landing spot for free agent Luke McCown.

The Lions are looking for an experienced backup behind Matthew Stafford and McCown has ties to OC Joe Lombardi after spending last season with the Saints. Re-signing Shaun Hill is another possibility. McCown has a career 68.3 quarterback rating and should only require a veteran-minimum contract.

Luke McCown QB NO Mar 21 '79

Luke McCown is expected to open Saints training camp taking most of the second-team reps behind Drew Brees.

McCown is trying to hold off Seneca Wallace and UdFA Ryan Griffin. Griffin has caught coach Sean Payton's eye, but is more likely a candidate for third string or the practice squad. McCown and Wallace are vying for one spot.

Luke McCown QB NO Jan 10 '79

Saints signed QB Luke McCown to a one-year contract.

McCown, 32 in July, quietly spent last season as Matt Ryan's backup. As things currently stand, McCown projects to back up Drew Brees this year because they are New Orleans' only two quarterbacks on the offseason roster. Chase Daniel left for Kansas City and roster yo-yo Sean Canfield hasn't been re-signed.

Luke McCown QB NO Jun 15 '78

Luke McCown is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the Falcons' Week 1 depth chart.

Rookie Dominique Davis' impressive preseason earned him a roster spot, but he's going to stay in the developmental third QB role. McCown has three years of experience in Dirk Koetter's offense.

Luke McCown QB NO Jun 08 '78

Falcons signed QB Luke McCown.

McCown has three years of experience in Dirk Koetter's offense from their time together in Jacksonville. We suspect impressive rookie Dominique Davis has sewn up the No. 2 QB job, and McCown was signed for garbage-time duties in the preseason finale. The Falcons can keep McCown on speed dial if injuries strike during the season. It doesn't hurt that he brings intel from a division rival after spending training camp with the Saints.

Luke McCown QB NO Jun 07 '78

Saints released QB Luke McCown.

McCown was signed as insurance during Drew Brees' contract standoff, but was never likely to be kept around following Brees' extension. Sean Canfield is now competing against himself for No. 3 duties behind Brees and Chase Daniel.

Luke McCown QB NO Mar 18 '78

Saints signed QB Luke McCown, formerly of the Jaguars.

McCown recently worked with the team on a trial basis in five practices over three days. With Drew Brees skipping offseason practices, the Saints had just Chase Daniel and Sean Canfield available. Once Brees returns, McCown's run with the team will likely be over.

Luke McCown QB NO Mar 16 '78

The Saints have invited free agent Luke McCoy to June minicamp on a tryout basis.

With Drew Brees still unsigned, the Saints just need a camp arm. The only other quarterbacks in camp are current first-teamer Chase Daniel and Sean Canfield. McCown, 31, opened last season as the Jaguars' starting quarterback.