Depth chart: McCown listed as No. 2 backup for Chiefs

Luke McCown when he was playing with Jacksonville. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

Luke McCown when he was playing with Jacksonville. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Recently signed quarterback Luke McCown is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart released by the Falcons on Tuesday.

Also, Garrett Reynolds is listed as the starter at right guard.

Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson are listed as the starting cornerbacks, with Asante Samuel listed as No. 2 behind Robinson.

Wide receiver Harry Douglas makes a move for extra yardage during practice in Flowery Branch on Saturday, July 28, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Wide receiver Harry Douglas makes a move for extra yardage during practice in Flowery Branch on Saturday, July 28, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Also, wide receiver Harry Douglas is listed as the No. 1 punter returner. He is backed up by Tim Toone.


WR 11 Julio Jones 83 Harry Douglas 17 Tim Toone

LT 72 Sam Baker 76 Lamar Holmes

LG 63 Justin Blalock 68 Philipkeith Manley

C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 66 Peter Konz

RG 75 Garrett Reynolds 66 Peter Konz 79 Mike Johnson

RT 77 Tyson Clabo 79 Mike Johnson 76 Lamar Holmes

TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 81 Michael Palmer 87 Tommy Gallarda

WR 84 Roddy White 15 Kevin Cone

QB 2 Matt Ryan 12 Luke McCown 4 Dominique Davis

RB 33 Michael Turner 44 Jason Snelling 32 Jacquizz Rodgers 35 Antone Smith

FB 45 Lousaka Polite


RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury 98 Cliff Matthews

DT 94 Peria Jerry 99 Vance Walker

DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 92 Travian Robertson

LE 93 Ray Edwards 71 Kroy Biermann 96 Jonathan Massaquoi

OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 51 Robert James

MLB 52 Akeem Dent 53 Mike Peterson

OLB 54 Stephen Nicholas 53 Mike Peterson

CB 23 Dunta Robinson 22 Asante Samuel 21 Chris Owens

CB 20 Brent Grimes 27 Robert McClain

S 25 William Moore 24 Chris Hope

S 28 Thomas DeCoud 26 Charles Mitchell


K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 32 Jacquizz Rodgers

PR 83 Harry Douglas 17 Tim Toone

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher


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September 4th, 2012
5:54 pm


September 4th, 2012
5:58 pm

WOW! A QB we jettisoned like useless trash is your #1 Back-up QB. LOL!


September 4th, 2012
6:33 pm

#1 backup?

Literate people call him the #2. Life’s tough, no?


September 4th, 2012
6:34 pm

Punter returner? Do they also have kickoffer returner?

Falcons fan

September 4th, 2012
6:46 pm

Go McCown! If you learn how to stiff arm, show a little pocket mobility, and improve your accuracy, we may have a qb controversy in the works. Ryan is such a pansy, always sliding15 yards before the nearest defender and Mike Smith doesn’t even trust him enough to run a qb sneak on 4th & 1!


September 4th, 2012
6:48 pm

Is McCown the #2 backup, which would make him the #3 quarterback, or is he the #1 backup, which would make DD nothing more than training camp fodder?


September 4th, 2012
6:50 pm

Hey SuxThisB4, I have no doubt you know all about TRASH.

Atlanta Falcons NFC South Champions 2012



Hey SuxThisB4, I have no doubt you know all about TRASH.

Atlanta Falcons NFC South Champions 2012


What………………is this thing still posting twice……………..?


September 4th, 2012
7:15 pm

@Esqueer: I know all about the falcan’ts If that’s what you mean! GEAUX SAINTS!!!


September 4th, 2012
7:25 pm

the bottom line: with McCown and Davis we upgraded, not just marginally, but meaningfully.


September 4th, 2012
7:52 pm

Can’t believe what I am about to type! I agree with STB4 and I never agree with him on anything about the Falcons. What does this staff see in McCown that others teams don’t? Nine years of zero accomplishment in this league. Should have kept the bandit as their backup (Redman). Maybe another statue will be placed in front of their stadium if Matt can’t play sometime this season.


September 4th, 2012
8:16 pm

Hey, Dirk does 1.8 mean anything to you? That’s McCown passer rating when you benched him in Jacksonville! Did he play for you again that year? Oh yeah that rating was the lowest ever for a starting QB in Jax history.

Michael M.

September 4th, 2012
8:19 pm

When some of you start talking football, the Wizard here will tell you what , who and where…………………………………………………………………………………………..

they upgraded with Davis, the other guy, well, I never have seen him play ……………….

The Real Rick

September 4th, 2012
8:38 pm

Saints fans remind me of the coach who tells his little leaguers to “act like you been there before ” …..


September 4th, 2012
8:56 pm

There is a reason why NO won a Super Bowl Champion before Atl . They hire smart coaches.


September 4th, 2012
9:13 pm

Hey Luke, I had a #2 backup once too….just drank a couple glasses of prune juice, and voila, cleared me right out.

Titletown USA

September 4th, 2012
9:32 pm

Man, there are times when this blogs makes me laugh at the comments and back and forth bantering….people like SeenThisB4 crack me up….and all that comes with it….hilarious.


September 4th, 2012
9:50 pm

Oh boy. We got the worst O coordinator from the league at #28, a #2 back-up with a 1.8 rating or so on the worst O coordinator’s team who never took a snap with us, suspect OL, still no pass rush, suspect LBs, Owens named #4 CB without playing any yet (he’s got to be dating TD’s daughter or something’s going on there), Bosher who kicks off line drives to the 10 yrd line and AB thinks was one of our best players for us last year, and a slow running back with 4.6 speed returning kick-offs that can’t break away for any 100 yd returns this year because he has no speed to do it. I’m getting nervous.


September 4th, 2012
9:52 pm

I guess all some people’s lives consists of is going to blogs not even about their own team..and I mean all of them we have on our much better looking site. (I’ve seen the garbage one for N.O.. Pathetic at best.) Someone definitely doesnt have a life. Birdland, please stop even paying attention to parasites. They only can exist if given a host…..
ANYWAY, McClown is simply our backup while Davis learns a bit more of the offense. This guy’s only here b/c he knows the offense. He wont be the #2 for too long. If he is…then its a mere case of classic and tragic “good ol boy” syndrome. Straight up.

Big Ray

September 4th, 2012
10:31 pm

SirReal has it right. So does Esquire.

And we’ve all seen that poor miserable troll before.


September 4th, 2012
11:04 pm

This roster just proves too me that these guys putting this team together are lost OR Arthur Blank is doing exactly what the Smiths did when they owned the Falcs. Cheap, cheaper and cheapest. What a bunch of duntz’.


September 4th, 2012
11:05 pm

This team will regress this year.


September 4th, 2012
11:07 pm

Trade all your picks away for one guy! I like Julio Jones alot but the Falcs gave away WAY to much to get him.


September 4th, 2012
11:10 pm

As far as QB’s go. There are a few very good ones (just got released) out there right now that are younger and better than McKown.


September 4th, 2012
11:32 pm

dumb…just dumb….same ol falcons….sad.


September 4th, 2012
11:35 pm


September 4th, 2012
7:15 pm
I know all about the falcan’ts If that’s what you mean! GEAUX SAINTS!!!

Lol, you are a troll failure………….kinda like the Barney Fife of trolls……you’re shootin’ blanks there little itty bitty buddy. What a shame for you to sit in your trailer, all 5′1″ of you, and think of yourself as an expert on Falcondom…………no, it’s not a condom…though if you have any intelligence you might use those with your man friends.

Atlanta Falcons NFC South Champion 2012



September 5th, 2012
12:12 am

All I got to say is, I PRAY Ryan doesn’t go down….McClown is a joke, and the only reason he’s here is because of the good ol’ boy system….just sayin’.



September 5th, 2012
12:23 am

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Ricky Bobby

September 5th, 2012
1:01 am

When in the world will get a scrappy qb who is interesting to watch, I am too tired of these guys. Bring on the playoffs so Matt Ryan can CHOKE on a fat linebacker, like he’s known for!


September 5th, 2012
8:07 am

Yeah Peyton is smart and honest too……………..That’s why he’s sitting at home LMAO!


September 5th, 2012
8:10 am

@savannadawg – falcons are near the salray cap, so if there’s a problem it’s not because Arthur is cheap


September 5th, 2012
9:38 am

Question? Why is Snelling still listed as the #2 back?


September 5th, 2012
10:39 am

Not feeling any comfort from anything comming out of Jacksonville other than our Naval ships. The new OC is ? as well as his judgement to bring a QB in with such a low Rating terribly low. Even if he knows the offensive scheme, he is still that same QB with the terribly low rating (1.8)……..Regardless still support the HOMETEAM..GO FALCONS!!!!!


September 5th, 2012
10:52 am

Jax picked up JPW the other day for their practice squad, so the at least clear up why DJ was cut for JPW.


September 5th, 2012
11:33 am

Guys I’m an idiot.


September 5th, 2012
1:09 pm

SO MUCH FOR FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION. SMH! No way McCown out performed DD body of work in two days of practice.

Brian Hunt

September 5th, 2012
3:54 pm

Just because he’s listed #2, doesn’t mean he’ll stay there. If either back up to Ryan plays in anything other than mop up duty…season’s over and we’ll have a high draft pick to spend on a left tackle.

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