The Atlanta Falcons have released quarterback Chris Redman and signed quarterback Luke McCown.
Redman was originally selected in the third round (75th overall) by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2000 NFL Draft. He was out of football for four years before the Falcons signed him in 2007. Redman spent five seasons with the Falcons as Matt Ryan’s backup. Over his nine-year career, Redman has completed 286 of 500 passes for 3,179 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
McCown was selected in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He spent last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, starting two games. He was cut by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday after being signed as a free agent. McCown has spent eight years in the league, completing 184 of 316 passes for 2,035 yards, nine touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
The release of Redman gives Dominique Davis a great chance at becoming the immediate backup to Ryan. Davis has been having a great preseason, and he was able to beat out John Parker Wilson for the third string quarterback spot.