Luke McCown

QB / New Orleans Saints / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 217 lb Age: 34 College: Louisiana Tech Bye 11

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    Saints' Luke McCown: Out for season

    McCown won't play again this season following Tuesday's back surgery, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. McCown was present on the injury report last week due to a lower back injury, but the severity wasn't clear until he was ruled out for an appearance in Week 9 on Friday. After an evaluation with a specialist Monday, surgery was announced for Tuesday, which will subsequently end his season. In his stead, the Saints will bring Matt Flynn into the fold to serve as Drew Brees' backup.

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    Saints' Luke McCown: Slated for back surgery

    McCown will undergo back surgery Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. While it's unknown if McCown's season is over, his availability in the short term is almost certainly in jeopardy, meaning the Saints could soon turn to Garrett Grayson as Drew Brees' primary backup. Once the procedure is complete, the team will likely release a timetable, if any, for his return.

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    Saints' Luke McCown: Season in doubt

    McCown will visit with a specialist on Monday to examine his injured back, and the injury could hold him out for the rest of the season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. McCown has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, though with Drew Brees healthy, he wasn't likely to get much playing time anyway. Rookie Garrett Grayson is expected to be the backup Sunday, and likely the rest of the season if McCown is ruled out.

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    Saints' Luke McCown: Unavailable for Sunday

    McCown (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, reports. There hasn't been any indication that McCown's injury is overly serious, but Garrett Grayson will serve as the backup quarterback for at least one game. McCown filled in competently for Drew Brees back in Week 3, nearly leading the Saints to a win over the Panthers.

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    Saints deem WR Brandin Cooks as probable for Sunday

    Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) has been deemed probable for the Week 4 battle against Dallas. Cooks logged a full practice Friday, leaving little question as to his Sunday availability. He's been a major disappointment so far, but he should at least have Drew Brees back under center. Oddly enough, Cooks had his best showing of the year in Week 3, catching seven passes (eight targets) for 79 yards while playing with backup quarterback Luke McCown.

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    Drew Brees confident he will be back in the lineup Week 4

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) expressed confidence Thursday he'll be able to take the field Sunday against the Cowboys, reports. "I'm very confident I will be able to...we'll see how it progresses," Brees said. "But there's not anything that's gonna keep me off the field on Sunday." The quarterback has turned in limited practice showings both Wednesday and Thursday, which indicates progress from the bruised rotator cuff that sidelined him in Week 3. His listing on Friday's injury report will be particularly telling in his quest to return.

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    Saints' Drew Brees takes most of QB reps at practice Wednesday

    Saintsquarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) took most of the reps in Wednesday's practice, Larry Holder of the The Times-Picayune reports. "I'll see how the shoulder responds tomorrow and the rest of the day, but each day I'm able to do more," Brees said after practice. On Friday, Brees was unable to throw with his usual effectiveness, resulting in inactive status Sunday at Carolina. However, Tuesday's throwing session went well, which he followed up with a significant practice showing Wednesday. Since he appears to be improving by the day, Brees could miss just one game as a result of a bruised rotator cuff. Luke McCown started in Brees' absence Week 3.

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    Drew Brees optimistic but uncertain about Week 4 status

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) is optimistic but uncertain about his availability for Week 4 against the Cowboys, reports. Brees, who missed New Orleans' Week 3 loss to Carolina, says his shoulder injury is day to day, but admittedly impacts his "functionality", suggesting some structural impediments exist. While Brees will surely do everything he can to prepare to play in Week 4, it's too early to tell right now what his status will ultimately be. In Brees' absence, Luke McCown did a commendable job quarterbacking the Saints' offense Sunday, and may be asked to do the same if Brees' shoulder troubles him any longer.

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    Report: Saints QB Drew Brees likely to sit out more than one game's Ian Rapoport indicated Sunday he has been told Saints quarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) is "viewed as a long shot" for next Sunday's contest against the Cowboys. Rapoport adds Brees' shoulder injury, which has been described as a bruise, is actually a rotator cuff sprain. It is an issue that infers the veteran QB may be dealing with some degree of structural damage. In any case, we'll track Brees' status, but it looks like backup Luke McCown's starting stint may last longer that one game.

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    Report: Saints QB Drew Brees ruled out for Sunday

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees (shoulder) will not play Sunday at Carolina, reports Ian Rapoport of According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, Sean Payton still expects Brees to return "sooner rather than later." That suggests he could be available for Week 4 against the Cowboys. Luke McCown will start against the tough Panthers defense as New Orleans tries to avoid posting an 0-3 record.

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