Saints release quarterback Garrett Grayson

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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.