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Falcons release Redman, sign McCown

POSTED: August 28, 2012 2:12 p.m.

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed quarterback Luke McCown and released quarterback Chris Redman. 

McCown, 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, was originally selected as a fourth-round draft choice (106 overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2004 NFL Draft. McCown has seen action in 20 games, including nine starts during his career and has completed 184 of 316 pass attempts for 2,035 yards with nine touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

The Louisiana Tech product spent the last three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he played in eight games, including two starts. McCown completed 42 of 78 pass attempts (53.8 percent) for 418 yards in his three seasons with the Jaguars. He signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent prior to training camp this season.

Redman, 6-3, 225 pounds, was originally selected as a third round (75th pick overall) draft choice by the Baltimore Ravens in 2000. He was signed by Atlanta in 2007 and spent five seasons with the Falcons. In seven NFL seasons, Redman completed 286 of 500 pass attempts for 3,179 yards with 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

McCown joins rookie Dominique Davis as the backups to starting quarterback Matt Ryan.


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