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Saints Promote QB Ryan Griffin To 53-Man Roster; Martez Wilson Waived; Malcolm Jenkins Update


Aug 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Ryan Griffin (right) looks over head coach Sean Payton (left) during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints announced today that former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin has been moved to the active roster. Griffin, who joined the Saints as an undrafted rookie free agent in April, was reportedly being targeted by the St. Louis Rams. The Rams recently lost their starter, Sam Bradford, for the season with a torn ACL. As a member of any team’s practice squad, teams have the option to offer a player a contract at any point. The Rams were not the only team that were interested in Griffin, but Griffin chose the Saints due to the similarities in offense at Tulane.

The Saints have waived outside linebacker Martez Wilson to make room for Griffin. Sadly, it doesn’t come as a shock. Wilson’s snaps decreased week over week, and had injury problems at the beginning of the season. He’s played in 4 games this season, contributing 4 tackles & 1 sack. There’s sure to be a good deal of interest in the open market for Wilson. However, the 72nd overall, 2011 draft pick’s run with the Saints is over, for now.

In other news, Malcolm Jenkins tweeted recently that the NFL has overturned their decision to fine him $15,750. The fine was issued because he struck a defenseless player in the head & neck area. The play drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty in the 3rd Quarter of last Sunday’s game.

"Happy that the @nfl changed their minds on my fine. good call. Now I can enjoy my day off #whodat"