The New Orleans Saints have been carrying only two quarterbacks this year, with receiver Lance Moore serving as the emergency quarterback behind Drew Brees and Mark Brunell.
But Moore won’t play Sunday, due to a strained hamstring.
So Chase Daniel, the former Missouri standout, has been elevated from the practice squad for Sunday’s game at Buffalo, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Veteran center Nick Leckey has been waived to create a roster spot.
And “veteran” is the key. Leckey is a vested veteran, and he won’t be subject to waivers. Thus, the Saints will be able to cut Daniel, re-sign Leckey, and then re-sign Daniel to the practice squad in the days after Sunday’s game.
The only risk is that someone could claim Daniel on waivers. Then again, anyone could have signed him to the active roster from New Orleans’ practice squad.