By Eric Schmidt

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have signed veteran journeyman QB Luke McCown to their roster. McCown was released on Monday and now joins offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter who coached McCown last year in Jacksonville. This move comes after a string of moves at the quarterback position for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons released veteran backup Chris Redman on Tuesday and after the club waived John Parker.

McCown, 31, is now joining his fourth team during his NFL career. McCown was a fourth round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2004. He has spent two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the last three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has started nine games in his career, compiling a 2-7 overall record.McCown had signed with the New Orleans Saints prior to the start of training camp this season but was released just prior to the opening of camp.

McCown will now be the primary backup quarterback to starter Matt Ryan. The familiarity of McCown to Koetter’s offensive scheme likely played a role in these recent moves by the Falcons.




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