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Saints cut Seneca Wallace

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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.

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21 Responses to “Saints cut Seneca Wallace”
  1. supermariojosh says: Aug 19, 2013 12:20 PM

    Vikes will pick him up. An obvious upgrade.

  2. coonsqualler says: Aug 19, 2013 12:23 PM

    Holmgren doesn’t understand. Can someone please explain that to him?

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!!

  3. purplegreenandgold says: Aug 19, 2013 12:29 PM

    I released him when the game ended…thank goodness my saints saw what I saw!!

  4. mogogo1 says: Aug 19, 2013 12:30 PM

    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.

  5. supremekingz says: Aug 19, 2013 12:32 PM

    Had a good run. Pretty good multi-specialist backup with the Shehawks back in the day. Nothing to be ashamed of

  6. all4patriots says: Aug 19, 2013 12:33 PM

    He’s better as a 3rd QB than Tebow, if his passer rating was above 0.0.

    Bring him in, Bill!

  7. ccjcsr says: Aug 19, 2013 12:37 PM

    Career Journey man, will get picked up by sombody!

  8. eatitfanboy says: Aug 19, 2013 12:39 PM

    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.

  9. jbaxt says: Aug 19, 2013 12:55 PM

    So the raiders now have their starter for week 5. Stay classy, and under .500 for the 12th year running, losers.

  10. thingamajig says: Aug 19, 2013 1:15 PM

    Must have had a terrible preseason if he couldn’t beat out Luke McCown.

  11. mrlaloosh says: Aug 19, 2013 1:25 PM

    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.

  12. oakfolk says: Aug 19, 2013 1:27 PM

    If you can’t perform against my sorry Raiders, you should be cut. Just saying…

  13. bmorepositive123 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:43 PM

    Jamarcus is jealous of that career…

  14. whitdog23 says: Aug 19, 2013 2:09 PM

    he’s done. mccown is next. saints will pick up somebody else who’s cut.

  15. whatjusthapped says: Aug 19, 2013 2:14 PM

    He’s better than Ponder but that’s not saying much.

  16. citizenstrange says: Aug 19, 2013 2:37 PM

    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.

  17. raiderinvader says: Aug 19, 2013 3:04 PM

    @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

  18. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 3:11 PM

    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.

  19. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 3:11 PM

    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.

  20. kwjsb says: Aug 19, 2013 4:26 PM

    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….

  21. mdd913 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:04 PM

    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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