Report: Saints interested in Rice, Lions interested in Luke McCown Report: Saints interested in Rice, Lions interested in Luke McCown Associated Press photo by ERIC GAY -- Saints quarterback Luke McCown warms up before a preseason game against the Houston Texans on Aug. 25. McCown played with the Falcons last season, serving as a backup to Matt Ryan. Advocate story March 25, 2014 Comments — NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Saints are among a handful of teams interested in free-agent wide receiver Sidney Rice. Rice was with the Seahawks from 2011 to 2013 but tore an anterior cruciate ligament in October, and he missed Seattle’s run to the Super Bowl, which they won. — ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, who covers the Lions, speculates that Detroit might try to target Luke McCown, who backed up Saints quarterback Drew Brees in 2013 and is now a free agent. In January, the Lions gave their offensive coordinator’s job to Joe Lombardi, who had been the Saints’ quarterbacks coach since 2009. — Return specialist Trindon Holliday, who played at LSU from 2006 to 2009 and helped the Tigers win the 2007 BCS title, agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Giants, according to numerous national media reports. He was with Houston from 2010 to 2012 as well as Denver from 2012 to 2013 and was a free agent.