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Luke McCown returning to Saints

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Saints backup quarterback Luke McCown became a free agent Wednesday but will return to the Saints on a two-year contract.

Per multiple reports, McCown’s new contract is worth $3 million and includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

ESPN reported that McCown visited the Colts before signing a new contract with the Saints. McCown has been with the Saints for four years, and this new contract indicates the Saints didn’t want to lose him.

McCown, 34, entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Browns in 2004. He’s also played for the Buccaneers, Jaguars and Falcons.

The younger brother of Browns quarterback Josh McCown, Luke McCown has played in 62 games and started 10. Just one of those starts has come with the Saints, and he threw for 335 yards in that game last year vs. the Panthers.

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6 Responses to “Luke McCown returning to Saints”
  1. mongo3401 says: Mar 10, 2016 8:05 PM

    Giant face palm.

  2. eljefedelmundo says: Mar 10, 2016 8:08 PM

    That new TE we signed in FA plays defence too right?

  3. rainsarge says: Mar 10, 2016 8:30 PM

    The Backup Brothers Josh and Luke.

  4. rick1599 says: Mar 10, 2016 8:59 PM

    Well, I guess this means last year 3rd round pick will have to sit another year on the bench.

  5. bassplucker says: Mar 10, 2016 9:16 PM

    Verizon pulled strings to make this happen so they can re-run their commercial with him again next season.

  6. doubleogator says: Mar 11, 2016 8:59 AM

    Not showing much faith in last years third round pick…

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