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.
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.
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.
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.
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.