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Saints hold workouts for free-agent QBs McCown, Ramsey

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have held workouts for veteran quarterbacks Josh McCown and Patrick Ramsey.

Team spokesman Greg Bensel says the pair visited Saints headquarters Thursday.

The Saints are looking for potential backups to Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees. Mark Brunell, who'll turn 40 in September, backed up Brees the past two seasons, but is a free agent.

Ramsey and McCown both began their NFL careers in 2002.

Ramsey is a Ruston, La., native who played for Tulane. He started 11 games for the Redskins in 2003, but has played in only four games since 2006 in stints with Denver, Tennessee and Detroit.

McCown started 13 games for Arizona in 2004. He spent the past two seasons as a backup in Carolina.

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