Dec. 18, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback (6) Seneca Wallace against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Browns 20-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 4/16

The New Orleans Saints have a new quarterback in Seneca Wallace, which means the team has even more cap issues on the horizon with the team desperately in need of a player on the roster to restructure.

Not only that, the Saints could be in some legal trouble with the law. There’s also this thing called the NFL draft approaching.

Read on for more info.

 

NOLA.com Reports Federal Authorities Could Fine Saints for Vicodin Case:

Per Doug Tatum:

Federal authorities are weighing the possibility of issuing the New Orleans Saints a hefty fine for “violating laws governing the proper storage, control and dispensing of prescription drugs” in 2009, the Washington Post reported Monday as part of a series of stories on how NFL teams handle prescription pain killers.

The issue with Saints and the prescription pain killer Vicodin was first brought to light when the team’s former security director, Geoffrey Santini,filed a civil suit against the team in 2010. Santini claimed in the suit that a total of about 130 Vicodin pills went missing during a four-month period in early 2009. Santini installed a hidden camera and obtained videotape of Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt, who served as the team’s interim coach in 2012, unlocking the prescription drug locker three times to remove a handful of pills.

 

ESPN Reports the Saints Cap Situation Looks Even More Bleak After Signing Seneca Wallace:

Per Pat Yasinskas:

Larry Holder reports the Saints had $1.6 million in cap space prior to agreeing to terms with backup quarterback Seneca Wallace on Monday. Wallace’s deal is likely to be worth the veteran minimum. The Saints will need to free up more cap room just to be able to sign their draft picks, and they don’t have a lot of veteran contracts left to restructure.

 

ESPN Rehashes Draft Prospects the Saints Could Select at No. 15:

Per Pat Yasinskas:

The names listed include LB’s Alec Ogletree, Jarvis Jones, Barkevious Mingo, DT Sheldon Richardson CB’s Xavier Rhodes, Desmond Trufant and WR Tavon Austin.

 

Bleacher Report’s Jesse Reed Details Why Seneca Was a Solid Signing:

Per Reed:

His ball security and excellent decision-making will serve him and the Saints well in 2013, should he be called into action.

Ideally, Wallace won’t have to play a single snap for the Saints in 2013 unless he’s in the game due to a blowout in favor of New Orleans. That said, should he be pressed into duty, Wallace is more than capable of handling the job.

 

ICYMI: We Broke Down Exactly What the Seneca Wallace Signing Means for the Saints in 2013.

 

That’s all the Saints news and links for today, but sure to check in tomorrow as we’ll update you with the latest. In the meantime shout at us on Twitter @whodatdish or on Facebook.

 

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