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Saints sign Seneca Wallace

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Veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace was expected to sign with the Raiders last week, but Oakland decided to pass on signing him right away with the possibility of revisiting things down the road. 

Wallace wasn’t willing to wait for them to make up their mind, however. The Saints announced Monday that they have signed Wallace. 

Wallace joins the recently signed Luke McCown as options to back up Drew Brees after the Saints lost Chase Daniel to the Chiefs as a free agent. Wallace was released by the Browns at the end of the 2012 preseason and has made 21 starts over the course of his nine years with Seattle and Cleveland. Wallace worked out for Seattle before his flirtation with the Raiders, but the Seahawks opted to sign Brady Quinn as their backup to Russell Wilson

Assuming the Saints feel comfortable with their veteran backup duo, they could look for a developmental quarterback toward the end of the draft or they could repeat what they did with Daniel and pick up an undrafted rookie to groom into a backup role. As for the Raiders, they’ll have to look elsewhere (Tyler Thigpen, Vince Young and Troy Smith have also worked out in Oakland) if they want a veteran to go with Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor

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7 Responses to “Saints sign Seneca Wallace”
  1. ravenatorlikesboysbeeholez says: Apr 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    I think many teams are looking for athlete QB’s to stash at the bottom of their depth charts. Just someone to simulate a read-option for the defense.

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    Just become a slot receiver already and be done with it.

  3. howiefeltersnatch says: Apr 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    A perfect fit for him, there’s no younger QB ahead of him on the depth chart for him to be a jerk to.

  4. mrlaloosh says: Apr 15, 2013 1:45 PM

    They had to get a QB shorter than Brees. Plus he can do dome read options. Look Out! Ivory’s loose in the secondary!

  5. tincansailor981 says: Apr 15, 2013 2:00 PM

    I guess we’ll see what he’s made of even though i doubt he’ll be on the final roster.

  6. mogogo1 says: Apr 15, 2013 2:44 PM

    Last year was ugly for Senecca stats-wise, but his career stats are WAY better than I thought they were. He must be kicking himself about being born a few years too soon, because if he were a rookie today, teams would be all over him.

  7. ghlatty says: Apr 16, 2013 5:26 PM

    I think Wallace is a grade above McCown, plus its good to have someone slippery to run the read option for the defense at practice.

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