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Saints release quarterback Garrett Grayson

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 01: Garrett Grayson #18 of the New Orleans Saints looses the ball after being hit by Victor Ochi #40 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Getty Images

Just as the Saints are closing in on keeping their franchise quarterback, they’re moving on from a guy who they apparently believed could be groomed to some day replace him.

Per a league source, the Saints have waived quarterback Garrett Grayson.

The third quarterback selected a year ago, Grayson played college football at Colorado State. He appeared in no games as a rookie.

Grayson, the 75th pick in 2015, was third on the depth chart behind Drew Brees and veteran Luke McCown. It’s unclear whether the Saints will carry a third quarterback on the roster.

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28 Responses to “Saints release quarterback Garrett Grayson”
  1. eazeback says: Sep 7, 2016 10:59 AM

    gotta pinch pennies so they can re-sign brees

  2. briang123 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:01 AM

    Brees wants an explanation

  3. areyouseriousrofl says: Sep 7, 2016 11:03 AM

    Another poor pick. I’m telling you – it is time to move on from the Brees era – we are no longer in win now mode!

    I love Brees as much as anyone and he is still a great quarterback – but $25mil/year Brees is NOT what the Saints need right now!

  4. doubleogator says: Sep 7, 2016 11:10 AM

    Another early round bust…way too many of those the last few years.

  5. thingamajig says: Sep 7, 2016 11:12 AM

    Says alot when you can’t beat out Luke McCown.

  6. jimmysee says: Sep 7, 2016 11:15 AM

    Drew has had a great career in both San Diego and N.O. but is getting kind of long in the tooth.

    How much can they commit to the guy?

  7. slowdown05 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    Based on timing, it may be that they just wanted to make sure they could get him through to the practice squad. Most teams are going to mess with their roster before week 1 games.

  8. dr45acp says: Sep 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    Andrus Peat is next on the chopping block…

  9. bassplucker says: Sep 7, 2016 11:23 AM

    Aaaand the Saints kick the QB can down the road for another 2 years. At some point Loomis is going to have a different plan for the future than just giving Drew Brees a bajillion more dollars.

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:28 AM

    ….Howie…another QB for you to grab for the Eagles……..

  11. lesticles1983 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:29 AM

    He’ll end up on the PS, if unclaimed.

  12. lengai says: Sep 7, 2016 11:44 AM

    Saints will trade Drew to Seattle along with Unger and some draft picks in 2 years to aquire Wilson.

  13. averagejoe5050 says: Sep 7, 2016 11:47 AM

    Brees may be a tad overrated, as his compiling of stats are against a prevent defense while behind most of the time……

  14. jfcol says: Sep 7, 2016 12:01 PM

    Yet another Loo-miss.

  15. codiablo says: Sep 7, 2016 12:33 PM

    Vikings, please sign this guy and distance yourself from Stave…I like Stave, but just not in purple…

  16. xenova1 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:44 PM

    Preseason-54 attempts, 29 completions, 3 INTs, and 2 TDs. Not too impressive.

  17. ariani1985 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:49 PM

    With brees eating 80 percent of the cap it’s amazing that they can field a team!

  18. politebat says: Sep 7, 2016 12:56 PM

    a guy who calls himself average….says Drew Brees is overrated….very funny. Also, last year when he played an 11-0 Panthers team Brees was 22/42 with 281 yards 3 TD’s and one pick with a QB rating of 91.6. Yes, a lot of stat padding against poor teams. Panthers came back and one that game 41-38….so also not playing from behind the whole game. Pay the man

  19. politebat says: Sep 7, 2016 12:57 PM

    won not one

  20. labrowns says: Sep 7, 2016 1:28 PM

    The heir apparent is now the “ERROR APPARENT”.

  21. pantherfan4055 says: Sep 7, 2016 1:50 PM


  22. sirxba says: Sep 7, 2016 1:53 PM

    So many early round draft picks only last a year or two. Sad state of affairs to be in those guys’ shoes especially if you didn’t finish your degree in college.

  23. whodat5150 says: Sep 7, 2016 2:24 PM

    Personally, I thought the Tulane kid we picked a few years ago was better but we kept Grayson over him.

  24. hugeheavywoman says: Sep 7, 2016 2:35 PM

    By way of comparison, after a record breaking year in Denver, GM Elway had 39 year old Manning take a sizeable paycut. That’s why Elway has piloted the Broncos to the AFC West Crown 5 out of 5 years.

  25. whodatnhollywood says: Sep 7, 2016 2:35 PM

    It’s time to dial 1-800-MOVE-THE-HELL-ON from Mickey Loomis and Drew Brees! How arrogant of Brees to ask for $100 million on his last legs. I saw the decline two years ago. I’m afraid we’re going to witness another ending like our native son Peyton Manning. Talk about painful and sad to see!

    As someone else posted, so many of Brees’ stats are in garbage time, which usually begins around halftime because they Saints are so far behind. They can’t run, therefore, they have to throw because they are 24 points down in the second quarter!

    The cost of living in New Orleans is so low, Brees and five more generations are set. But, ohhh, the greed! It’s the American way.

  26. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2016 3:14 PM

    The cost of living in New Orleans is so low, Brees and five more generations are set. But, ohhh, the greed! It’s the American way.
    Brees 2015: 4870 yds 32 TDs and 11 INTs
    Sounds like a huge decline lol… Top 5 QB in the league and all he wants is fair market value. Maybe change to ramsfaninhollywood LOL

  27. madddogg365 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:21 PM

    Why have Drew Brees Lite when you have Drew Brees? LOL

  28. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2016 4:19 PM

    Hahahaha to all the haters… we have Brees for 2 years 44.25M…Below market value LOL

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