Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune appears to have information that leads him to believe the Saints will be signing free agent quarterback Patrick Ramsey.
“Saints officials have said another arm likely will be added before training camp starts next month,” writes Duncan. “(Hint: Put your money on Patrick Ramsey.)”
Attempting to upgrade over 2009 backup Mark Brunell, the Saints have considered Ramsey and former Panthers backup Josh McCown. Both quarterbacks visited the team in early April, though the Saints’ hands are tied due to the uncapped year’s “Final Eight” rule. Barring the loss of one of their free agents, New Orleans can’t making a signing of its own until July 22.
Chase Daniel, a 2009 undrafted free agent out of Missouri, is currently quarterbacking the second-team offense at Saints OTAs. Former Duke point guard Greg Paulus remains in camp on a tryout basis, but isn’t a serious candidate for an NFL contract, let alone the primary backup job behind Drew Brees.
Ramsey, 31, spent the end of last season on the Lions’ roster after Matthew Stafford went on injured reserve.