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Saints promote Ryan Griffin from practice squad

Ryan Griffin, Sean Payton

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton calls a timeout next to quarterback Ryan Griffin #4 against Oakland Raiders at the Superdome during an NFL preseason game in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, August 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Layne Murdoch)


With a number of teams looking for quarterback help, the Saints promoted one they didn’t want to let get away.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Saints are elevating quarterback Ryan Griffin from the practice squad to the active roster.

They had been carrying just two quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Luke McCown. While that’s a roster spot they’re going to have to create, it also points to the idea that someone else might have been sniffing around.

Griffin was an undrafted rookie from Tulane, so he didn’t have to move to continue his football career, and now he might get to hang around.