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Saints waive Martez Wilson

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The Saints’ desire to keep quarterback Ryan Griffin from signing with another team has cost linebacker Martez Wilson his spot on the New Orleans roster.

Griffin was promoted from the practice squad on Tuesday and the Saints freed up a roster spot for him by waiving Wilson. Wilson has been with the Saints since the team drafted him with the 72nd overall pick in 2011, but Wilson never quite found a role on the team’s defense.

There was some feeling that would change with the arrival of Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator, but Ryan’s move to a 3-4 scheme didn’t do anything to boost Wilson’s playing time. Wilson has been active just four times so far this year after he was thought to have the inside track on a starting job after Victor Butler’s injury, something he didn’t take advantage of during camp.

The Saints signed Keyunta Dawson at outside linebacker earlier this month and he was active against the Patriots while Wilson was a healthy scratch, which turned out to be some pretty explicit writing on the wall.

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9 Responses to “Saints waive Martez Wilson”
  1. 87hollywoodhorn says: Oct 23, 2013 8:22 AM

    can’t say i like this move. tez hasnt shwon any signs of poor work ethic and hes a big time athlete. teams will line up for this guy

  2. paloduro00 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:29 AM

    Hey Martez, Phil Emery is on Line 1.

  3. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 23, 2013 8:44 AM

    Throwing it out there: New England needs linebacker help, and spent a lot of time scouting Illinois when Wilson was there.

  4. green41563 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:59 AM

    Was this the workout guy with the big 40 time?

  5. saintsfan1111 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:07 AM

    0 instincts with this guy.

  6. doubleogator says: Oct 23, 2013 9:33 AM

    Trust the coach and gm…

  7. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:49 AM

    Well he had three sacks last year in limited playing time and he already has a sack this year in very limited playing time. I am sad to see Martez go. I hope he gets picked up somewhere.

  8. steelerben says: Oct 23, 2013 12:16 PM

    Houston is looking for LB help. Be surprised if he didn’t at least swing by for a workout.

  9. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 23, 2013 12:28 PM

    Funny how all of these fans jump on any thread about a player being released, selling the case that their team is the best fit for a guy who was just CUT lol.

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