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Saints 2014 Free Agent Rankings, Part 1

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#20 – Luke McCown, Quarterback

Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Luke McCown (7) attempts to avoid a rush by Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Back in training camp, McCown beat out Seneca Wallace, who looked to be the favorite for a bit, as Drew’s clipboard holder. McCown didn’t have to do anything in the offense, which is greatly appreciated. As the holder for kicks, McCown’s time as a Saint may be remembered most for his ‘Laces In, Mr. Finkle’ during Shayne Graham’s first kick/miss against the Seahawks.

2014 Outlook: While McCown has expressed wanting to come back as a Saint, there’s a reason why Ryan Griffin was signed to the team’s active roster. Many outsiders were wanting to sign him away from the Saints Practice Squad. McCown primarily appeared as the holder, and it’s not typical to see three quarterbacks on a Sean Payton roster. Don’t look for McCown to be back, even for the veteran minimum.