Saints cut Seneca Wallace

AP

A lousy preseason game has led the Saints to decide they no longer need the services of backup quarterback Seneca Wallace.

Wallace, who threw an interception and lost a fumble during his brief appearance in last week’s preseason game against the Raiders, has been released, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The 33-year-old Wallace was an excellent college player at Iowa State but has never done much as an NFL quarterback. It’s entirely possible that the game against the Raiders will turn out to be the last time he wears an NFL uniform.

The Saints now have veteran Luke McCown and undrafted rookie Ryan Griffin on the depth chart behind Drew Brees.

21 responses to “Saints cut Seneca Wallace

  1. For his career, he has 31 TDs vs. 18 interceptions with 59% completions. There are QBs with far worse numbers still in the league. I expect to see him someplace again unless he looks totally horrible in practice.

  2. He managed to have a 9 year NFL career while barely getting his jersey dirty. Nice work if you can get it.

    That said, this guy is the very definition of “serviceable backup”. Someone will grab him.

  3. Injuries and poor play because he was on the field with the future unemployed players on the Saints. McClown will get beat out by Tulane’s own RG1, Ryan Griffin.

  4. Just curious about what kind of NFL pension he gets. Is there a way to look it up or find out?

    IMO someone like Seneca Wallace should be held up as a role model at the rookie symposium about how you can be set for life after the NFL if you work hard, keep your jnose clean, don’t drive drunk, etc., etc. Just do any and everything you can to hang around long enough to get that pension.

  5. @jbaxt.were good with the 4 QB’s we have now.we passed on him for a reason.I don’t know what team your a fan of.but you obviously know nothing about the Raiders.so maybe you shouldn’t speak on subjects your clearly unable to correctly comment on.have a nice day

  6. Wallace had a very respectable career. Never got into any trouble, drew unsolicited praise from both coaching staffs and teammates, and was a credible player when he was on the field. Used to see him around the Seattle area (especially at Sonics games), he was a very friendly and down to earth person who was very grateful for the opportunity he had to be playing in the NFL.

  7. Wallace had a very respectable career. Never got into any trouble, drew unsolicited praise from both coaching staffs and teammates, and was a credible player when he was on the field. Used to see him around the Seattle area (especially at Sonics games), he was a very friendly and down to earth person who was very grateful for the opportunity he had to be playing in the NFL.

  8. Let’s see, McCown, Anderson, Quinn, Colt, Lewis. Gradkowski and until now Seneca. Cleveland was a good place to learn back-up QB. Weeden will break that cycle….

  9. I would say this is more a case of the Saints knowing he wasn’t going to make the roster but cutting him early enough that he might get a look somewhere else.

    McCown has been legitimately good and Griffin is possibly the long-term future after Brees retires. Wallace would’ve had to wow people to get anywhere near the Saints active roster.

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