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Saints Free Agency Update: Brunell Eyes Jets As Next Suitor, Team Works Out QB’s Josh McCown And Patrick Ramsey


Backup quarterback Mark Brunell wrapped up his visit with  New York Jets, and by all accounts would like to be a part of the Rex Ryan run franchise for the 2010-2011 season.

Brunell however will have to wait and see if the Jets sign DE/LB Jason Taylor to the roster before his fate is decided.

Just like all of the final eight play-off teams from the 2009-2010 season the Jets can only sign one unrestricted free agent when they themselves lose one to another team.

The Jets lost kicker Jay Feely to the Cardinals so they now have the ability to sign one free agent and they would prefer it be Taylor over Brunell.

The Saints are not too concerned with losing Brunell due to the advanced age of the veteran quarterback, who will tun forty this August, and because they have a young backup to groom in Chase Daniel.

That doesn’t mean however the Saints are sold on Daniel as the primary backup to Drew Brees as they have recently worked out two free agent quarterbacks in Josh McCown and Patrick Ramsey.

McCown is a journeyman quarterback having spent time with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins and the Carolina Panthers

He was drafted in the third round of the 2002 draft by the Cardinals and had his best statistical season there when he started 13 games in 2004 recording 2,511 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a passer rating of 74.1.

Ramsey, a former first round draft pick of the Redskins, has played with several teams besides Washington including the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.

He had his best statiscal season with the Redskins in 2003 when he started 11 games recording 2,166 yards passing, 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with a passer rating of 75.8.

No word yet on how interested the team is in signing either player but there is a deep crop of free agent quarterbacks to pick through including the recently released former starting quarterback of the Rams Marc Bulger.

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