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  Cowboys | Luke McCown let go    Sat Sep 2, 03:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Luke McCown was released Saturday, Sept. 2, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Kellen Moore was cut as well. That leaves Cooper Rush as the backup to Dak Prescott.

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  Cowboys | Luke McCown financial details    Sat Jul 29, 08:21 AM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Luke McCown's one-year minimum contract is worth $250,000. The deal includes a signing bonus of $80,000 and $170,000 guarantees on his base.

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  Cowboys | Dallas agrees to terms with Luke McCown    Fri Jul 28, 09:23 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Luke McCown (Saints) Friday, July 28, according to McCown's agent.

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  Saints | Luke McCown released    Wed Apr 5, 10:44 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown was released Wednesday, April 5, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The writing was on the wall when Chase Daniel returned to the Saints. Any team in need of a veteran clipboard holder should have interest in McCown.

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  Saints | Luke McCown's job not threatened    Tue Aug 9, 10:08 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown is firmly entrenched as the team's backup to QB Drew Brees, and QB Garrett Grayson appears to be no threat to end that role anytime soon.

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  Colts | Indianapolis had interest in Luke McCown     Thu Mar 10, 09:42 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown visited the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, March 10, before re-signing with the Saints.

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  Saints | Luke McCown returning    Thu Mar 10, 07:52 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown re-signed an undisclosed deal with the Saints Thursday, March 10.

Footballguys view: Wow. First Chafrles Woodson, then Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson, now this. McCown had a few brief moments in the sun - and a great cell phone commercial - but was a perpetual backup. That said, we wish him luck in his future endeavors.

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  Saints | Luke McCown out for season    Mon Nov 9, 08:13 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown (back) is scheduled to undergo back surgery Tuesday, Nov. 10, and will miss the rest of the 2015 season.

Footballguys view: We like the dynasty upside of rookie Garrett Grayson. He ran a pro-style system in college at Colorado State, and Grayson could be groomed as the heir apparent behind Drew Brees. Grayson is likely to continue as the third-string quarterback as he learns the pro game. The Saints signed Matt Flynn to give them veteran depth behind Brees.

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  Saints | Week 9 inactives for Saints    Sun Nov 8, 11:40 AM

The New Orleans Saints have declared CB Damian Swann, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Hau'oli Kikaha, DT Kaleb Eulls, QB Luke McCown, LB Ramon Humber, OT Tony Hills inactive for Week 9.

Footballguys view: Ellerbe was making an impact in IDP leagues, but he's on the bench again this week, as is Kikaha, who has been one of the team's best pass rushers.

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  Saints | Luke McCown to meet with specialist    Sun Nov 8, 09:28 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown (back) is scheduled to meet with a specialist Monday, Nov. 9, to have his injured back examined. There is a chance that McCown will miss the rest of the season.

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  Saints | Friday injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 6, 06:30 PM

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip), LB Ramon Humber (hamstring), LB Hau'oli Kikaha (ankle), QB Luke McCown (back) and CB Damian Swann (concussion) have been ruled out for the Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans. OT Terron Armstead (knee), CB Delvin Breaux (non-injury), OG Jahri Evans (non-injury), LB David Hawthorne (hamstring), CB Keenan Lewis (hip), OT Andrus Peat (knee) and DT Kevin Williams (non-injury) are listed as probable. Breaux, Ellerbe, Humber, Kikaha, McCown and Swann did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 6. Armstead was limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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  Saints | Thursday practice report for Week 9    Thu Nov 5, 07:56 PM

LBs Dannell Ellerbe (hip), Ramon Humber (hamstring) and Hau'oli Kikaha (ankle), QB Luke McCown (back) and CB Damian Swann (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 5. OT Terron Armstead (knee) was limited. OG Jahri Evans (non-injury), LB David Hawthorne (hamstring), CB Keenan Lewis (hip), OT Andrus Peat (knee) and DT Kevin Williams (non-injury) participated fully.

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  Saints | Luke McCown throws for 300 yards    Sun Sep 27, 08:00 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown completed 31 of 38 passes for 310 yards and an interception in a 27-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.

Footballguys view: McCown was highly efficient, spreading the ball out to nine different on the way to a 16 for 17 start, but this is still going to be a very limited range for this pass offense with McCown at the helm. He's a desperation play vs. Dallas next week if Drew Brees can't go again.

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  Saints | Luke McCown could start    Mon Sep 21, 05:59 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown would likely be the starting quarterback in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers if QB Drew Brees (shoulder) can't play.

Footballguys view: The Saints have a quarterback of the future in rookie Garrett Grayson. He operated in a pro-style offense at Colorado State, and Grayson has intriguing upside in dynasty leagues. The rookie isn't ready for primetime yet, and he worked primarily as a fourth-string quarterback in the preseason.

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  Saints | Re-sign Luke McCown    Thu Feb 5, 11:42 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown re-signed with the team Thursday, Feb. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: An average backup, but no more, McCown gives the Saints a solid reserve who can step in of something happens to Drew Brees. One wonders, though, if the Saints might be thinking beyond Brees, and of course beyond McCown.

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  Saints | Ryan Griffin impressing    Sat Aug 2, 05:32 PM

Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints QB Ryan W. Griffin has impressed the team and could beat out QB Luke McCown for the backup quarterback spot.

Footballguys view: We wouldn't be surprised to see Griffin with the primary backup job behind Drew Brees. We'll see if the second-year quarterback can keep impressing during the preseason.

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  Saints | Ryan Griffin has good day in practice Saturday    Sat Aug 2, 01:07 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Ryan W. Griffin appeared to have a better day in practice than QB Luke McCown Saturday, Aug. 2, but head coach Sean Payton would not say if Griffin has an edge over McCown to be the team's No. 2 quarterback.

Footballguys view: We love Griffin's upside in super deep dynasty leagues. He's a classic pocket passer with high football intelligence. Griffin has a good arm, and he can make every throw required in the NFL.

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  NFL | Veteran-heavy 2015 UFA QB class    Sun Jun 15, 12:26 PM

The NFL's scheduled unrestricted free-agent quarterback class for 2015 features 14 players who will be at least 30 years of age, including Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (39), St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (35), Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (35), New York Jets QB Michael Vick (34), Cincinnati Bengals QB Jason Campbell (33), New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown (33), Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (32), Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (31), Oakland Raiders QB Trent Edwards (31), Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer (31), Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky (31), Cleveland Browns QB Tyler Thigpen (31) and Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (30). Estranged Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton (32) is also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, although he is reportedly leaning toward retirement.

Footballguys view: Any team looking for a solid veteran backup will have plenty to choose from. The only one of this list who could still be an effective starter is Carson Palmer. We'll see if Arizona tries to sign him to a new deal if he impresses in 2014.

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  Saints | Two will compete for No. 2 QB job    Wed Mar 26, 02:12 PM

New Orleans Saints QBs Luke McCown and Ryan W. Griffin will compete for the backup quarterback job during training camp.

Footballguys view: The Saints promoted local product Griffin from the practice squad last year, so they covet his abilities and could carry him this year even if McCown wins out.

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  Saints | Luke McCown re-signs    Wed Mar 26, 02:10 PM

The New Orleans Saints have re-signed free-agent QB Luke McCown to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Interested in Luke McCown    Sun Mar 16, 11:43 PM

The Detroit Lions have expressed interest in free-agent QB Luke McCown (Saints).

Footballguys view: McCown is not as good as his brother, Josh McCown--starting quarterback for the Buccaneers. However, he'll be a good backup quarterback behind Matthew Stafford.

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  Saints | Luke McCown could return    Thu Feb 27, 11:25 PM

The New Orleans Saints could have interest in re-signing impending free-agent QB Luke McCown this offseason and have him compete with QB Ryan W. Griffin for the No. 2 quarterback job.

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  Falcons | Luke McCown could be FA option    Tue Feb 4, 08:38 PM

The Atlanta Falcons may show interest in New Orleans Saints impending free-agent QB Luke McCown if he becomes available during free agency.

Footballguys view: Luke McCown is not as good as his brother Josh McCown. The Falcons need an upgrade at backup quarterback. McCown could be brought in to compete with Sean Renfree and Dominique Davis for the primary backup behind Matt Ryan.

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  Saints | Heated battle for No. 2 QB job    Wed Jul 31, 12:11 PM

New Orleans Saints QBs Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace are getting equal reps with the second-team offense, as they battle for the primary backup job behind starting QB Drew Brees.

Footballguys view: McCown is at camp with the Saints for the second consecutive year which could make him the slight favorite in this competition. Wallace was out of football last year and has been slowed recently by a groin injury. Brees has been incredibly durable since joining the Saints in 2006 and has only missed one game during his time in New Orleans.

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  Saints | Luke McCown expected to enter camp as No. 2 QB    Mon Jun 10, 04:16 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown is expected to opening training camp as the No. 2 quarterback but will have to compete with QB Seneca Wallace for the job.

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  Saints | Three vying for backup QB duties    Sun Jun 9, 08:13 PM

The New Orleans Saints have QBs Ryan W. Griffin, Luke McCown and Seneca Wallace in camp, each vying for the primary backup job behind starting QB Drew Brees.

Footballguys view: The team could go with a veteran like Wallace or McCown as the primary backup behind Brees. However, we love the upside of Griffin in super deep dynasty leagues. Our very own Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom came away impressed by Griffin when they watched him during the week of practice for the Texas vs. The Nation Game earlier this year. He's your classic pocket passer with enough athleticism to climb the ladder and avoid pressure. Griffin has a strong arm and is known as a smart player.

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  Saints | Luke McCown expected to be No. 2 QB    Mon Apr 1, 03:17 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown is expected to be the primary backup to QB Drew Brees.

Footballguys view: The team needed to make a move at the QB position since losing Chase Daniel to the Chiefs in free agency.

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  Saints | Luke McCown agrees to terms    Mon Apr 1, 03:11 PM

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Luke McCown (Falcons) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Saints made the move for McCown as they needed a veteran behind QB Drew Brees. They lost Chase Daniel to the Chiefs earlier this offseason in free agency.

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  Falcons | Luke McCown to be primary backup?    Wed Sep 5, 12:03 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Luke McCown was listed as the primary backup to starting QB Matt Ryan on the team's Week 1 depth chart released Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: Undrafted rookie Dominique Davis is listed as the No. 3 quarterback. He did enough to make the final roster, but McCown has years of experience in the Dirk Koetter offense.

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Matt Ryan player page


  Falcons | Luke McCown signs    Tue Aug 28, 02:04 PM

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent QB Luke McCown (Saints) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Footballguys view: McCown has multiple years of experience in Dirk Koetter's offense from their time together in Jacksonville. Dominique Davis is a strong armed, athletic, talented rookie and is the QB2 behind Matt Ryan. Davis ended his career at East Carolina, but was began his college career as a backup at Boston College behind Ryan. McCown gives the team veteran insurance.

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  Saints | Make roster moves     Mon Aug 27, 12:23 PM

The New Orleans Saints have released DT Remi Ayodele, QB Luke McCown, TE Jake Byrne, WR Marques Clark, OT Hutch Eckerson, OG Paul Fenaroli, C Brian Folkerts, WR Kevin Hardy, CB Kamaal Mcllwain, DT Swanson Miller, WR Derek Moye, CB Cord Parks, DE Donavan Robinson, LB Aaron Tevis and S Johnny Thomas.

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  Saints | Chase Daniel wants No. 1 QB job     Sat Aug 4, 09:43 AM

New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel said he sees no competition from QB Luke McCown as the top backup to QB Drew Brees. Daniel insists he is looking at competing with Brees for the No. 1 job. 'What competition?' Daniel said when asked about McCown. 'I am trying to take Drew Brees' spot. I don't see a competition with any other quarterback but Drew on the roster right now.'

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  Saints | Not revealing QB rotation for HOF game     Sat Aug 4, 08:14 AM

New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt won't reveal his quarterback rotation against the Arizona Cardinals for the Hall of Fame game Sunday, Aug. 5, in Canton, Ohio, saying only that it will be similar to other preseason openers. Look for QB Drew Brees to play a series or two, followed by QBs Chase Daniel, Luke McCown and Sean Canfield.

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Sean Canfield player page


  Saints | Luke McCown signed    Thu Jun 7, 03:03 PM

The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent QB Luke McCown (Jaguars), according to his agent. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: McCown is a camp arm. He'll compete with Sean Canfield to be the Saints third QB behind Drew Brees and Chase Daniel.

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  Saints | Luke McCown trying out    Tue Jun 5, 07:45 PM

Free-agent QB Luke McCown (Jaguars) is trying out with the New Orleans Saints as an extra quarterback.

Footballguys view: The Saints need camp arms while Drew Brees misses OTAs due to a contract squabble. McCown could get reps behind Chase Daniel and Sean Canfield.

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  Jaguars | Blaine Gabbert remains team's starting QB    Sun Nov 27, 11:51 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert was lifted in Week 12 against the Houston Texans in favor of QB Luke McCown. However, head coach Jack Del Rio said Sunday, Nov. 27, that Gabbert remains the team's starter going forward.

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  Jaguars | Blaine Gabbert benched    Sun Nov 27, 03:50 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars benched QB Blaine Gabbert in favor of QB Luke McCown in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Gabbert has shown almost no improvement this year despite extended action since McCown was benched. The Jaguars could look for another QB in the first round this year.

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  Jaguars | Blaine Gabbert to start in Week 3     Wed Sep 21, 08:59 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has named QB Blaine Gabbert the starting quarterback for Week 3. Del Rio met with Gabbert and QB Luke McCown Wednesday, Sept. 21, then told other players about the switch at a team meeting.

Footballguys view: The Gabbert era has officially began in Jacksonville. He'll be facing off against fellow rookie QB Cam Newton this week. Like Newton, Gabbert has the athleticism to move the pocket and make throws downfield. However, Gabbert will often give up on a play/read too soon and abandon the pass. We're not expecting Newton-like production from him in 2011, but he should be an upgrade over Luke McCown.

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  Jaguars | Jack Del Rio still hasn't named QB for Week 3    Tue Sep 20, 09:05 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio remained noncommittal Tuesday, Sept. 20, when pressed for a starting quarterback heading into Week 3. He is uncertain whether QB Luke McCown will make his third straight start, or if rookie QB Blaine Gabbert will be given his first NFL start.

Footballguys view: This has to be the worst cliffhanger in NFL history.

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  Jaguars | Jack Del Rio won't commit to QB for Week 3    Sun Sep 18, 11:08 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio was noncommittal after the Week 2 loss against the New York Jets about his plan for Week 3 concerning his starting quarterback. QB Luke McCown was benched after throwing four interceptions, as rookie QB Blaine Gabbert came on to finish up. 'I'm gonna be ready. There's no question about that,' Gabbert said.

Footballguys view: That means it is Blaine Gabbert unless Del Rio is just a glutton for punishment. The Jags get Carolina next week.

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  Jaguars | Luke McCown roughed up    Sun Sep 18, 08:32 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Luke McCown went 6-for-19 for 59 yards and four interceptions against the New York Jets in Week 2.

Footballguys view: McCown was pulled for Blaine Gabbert in the second half, and he might not get his job back.

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  Jaguars | Pleased with Luke McCown    Tue Sep 13, 12:41 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio was very pleased with the way QB Luke McCown handled himself in the Week 1 contest against the Tennessee Titans. The team decided to be conservative through the air but that doesn't mean they won't open it up in future weeks.

Footballguys view: McCown isn't an exciting fantasy option as we see the Jags being fairly conservative on offense for the entire year. Regardless of McCown's play we should see future franchise QB Blaine Gabbert at some point this season.

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  Jaguars | Luke McCown manages game in Week 1 win    Sun Sep 11, 08:47 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Luke McCown made the start in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans. He completed 17-of-24 passes for 175 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions, although he did lose a fumble in the victory.

Footballguys view: McCown has little to no value in fantasy leagues, but as you can see, the release of Garrard did not doom their season in the weak AFC South.

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  Jaguars | Will carry two QBs    Wed Sep 7, 09:59 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will carry two quarterbacks into the regular season after the release of QB David Garrard: QBs Luke McCown and Blaine Gabbert.

Footballguys view: It's a risky move by the Jaguars. McCown is the seasoned veteran but not an exciting option as the team's starting QB. Gabbert is the franchise QB of the future but is very raw as a prospect. It wouldn't surprise us to see Gabbert inserted as the starter at some point during the season.

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  Jaguars | David Garrard released    Tue Sep 6, 06:25 PM

Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars released QB David Garrard Tuesday, Sept. 6, a move that will save the team $9 million this year. QB Luke McCown will serve as the starter heading into the season, with QB Blaine Gabbert backing him up.

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  Jaguars | David Garrard to be released    Tue Sep 6, 03:29 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars told QB David Garrard Tuesday, Sept. 6, that they plan to release him. QB Luke McCown will start in Week 1.

Footballguys view: This move is eerily similar to what happened when the Jaguars released Byron Leftwich and made Garrard their starter. McCown can only be considered a temporary fix. Rookie Blaine Gabbert should be in the starting lineup soon.

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  Jaguars | Luke McCown unable to play in preseason game    Fri Aug 12, 02:02 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Luke McCown (oblique) was not able to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, because of soreness in his left oblique. He said he decided to sit out the game instead of playing with the injury.

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  Jaguars | David Garrard to get majority of QB reps    Tue Jun 28, 02:38 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard is expected to get a majority of the reps in training camp, according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Koetter said the breakdown would be Garrard getting about 40 percent of the practice reps, with rookie QB Blaine Gabbert seeing 30 percent and QB Luke McCown about 20 percent.

Footballguys view: Garrard is going to face competition in training camp for the starting job from rookie Blaine Gabbert. We believe Garrard will begin the season as the team's starter in what is certainly a make or break year for him. If he fails to produce (and the team isn't winning) then a QB change could be made before the end of the season.

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  Jaguars | Luke McCown re-signed    Mon Feb 28, 06:21 PM

Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed free-agent QB Luke McCown to a one-year contract, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Jaguars | Set to re-sign Luke McCown    Mon Feb 28, 10:57 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are close to re-signing QB Luke McCown to a one-year deal, according to McCown's agent, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

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