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Saints add Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin

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The bad news is that Ryan Griffin wasn’t drafted.  The good news is that he won’t have to worry about finding a new place to live.

The former Tulane quarterback has agreed to terms with the Saints as an undrafted free agent, according to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Griffin, regarded by some as the incoming quarterback with the highest potential to be a sleeper, played for former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson at Tulane.  The Green Wave run the same offensive system as the Saints.

Another former Tulane quarterback likely approves of the outcome.  Shaun King, an analyst on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk, was hoping that Griffin would go undrafted in lieu of being taken in round six or seven, so that he could pick his next destination.

Griffin now has a chance to become the next Chase Daniel in New Orleans — a multi-year understudy to Drew Brees and then, eventually, a $3 million per year backup somewhere else.

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11 Responses to “Saints add Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin”
  1. mustbechris says: Apr 27, 2013 8:36 PM

    RG1?

  2. thesteelers says: Apr 27, 2013 8:44 PM

    We were wise not to get him. We are always wise.

  3. saints4life57 says: Apr 27, 2013 8:52 PM

    Hmmm, I think he should pay the Saints just for getting the chance to hold Brees’s clipboard! LOL JK i’m sure he is very excited to be on the Black and Gold and i’m sure Drew will teach him a lot and maby one day he will be a starter in the NFL! GL buddy!

  4. ozymandias121 says: Apr 27, 2013 9:02 PM

    Will have a longer career than RG3.

  5. doubleogator says: Apr 27, 2013 9:15 PM

    Great deal for both….he can play!

  6. mrlaloosh says: Apr 27, 2013 9:40 PM

    RGI is a sleeper. Made the best of a talent challenged Tulane team. Hope he makes the Saints roster. ROLL GREEN WAVE!!!

  7. hpeters77 says: Apr 27, 2013 10:01 PM

    I think he will do just fine with the talent around him that wasnt at Tulane

  8. nardointhenati says: Apr 27, 2013 10:16 PM

    With Luke McCown already there the addition of Ryan Griffen shows they must like that Cajun Talent.

  9. micker716 says: Apr 27, 2013 10:49 PM

    “highest potential to be a sleeper”? Seriously?

  10. txnative61 says: Apr 28, 2013 2:21 AM

    Yeah, well it was a local call. Does he get gas money to make practice?

  11. musicman495 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:35 AM

    RG4

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