Reports: Saints sign backup QB Luke McCown to one-year contract

Thursday February 5th, 2015

New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Luke McCown has signed a one-year deal with the team, according to a report from Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.

The deal is worth $970,000 with an $80,000 signing bonus and $350,000 in guaranteed money, the report says.

McCown backed up Drew Brees last season and could compete with Ryan Griffin for the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart in 2015. 

The last time McCown started a game was 2011, when he played for the Jacksonville Jaguars

McCown's brother, Josh, is a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints went 7-9 and finished in second place in the NFC South last season.

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