Saints Add Ryan Griffin To Active Roster, Waive LB Martez Wilson
In a surprising move, the New Orleans Saints waived linebacker Martez Wilson today in order to make room for undrafted rookie quarterback Ryan Griffin.
Griffin, who played collegiately at Tulane, spent the first 7 weeks of the 2013 season on the Saints practice squad. According to the Yahoo! sports blog Shutdown Corner, the St. Louis Rams planned to sign Griffin to their active roster after losing starter Sam Bradford to a torn ACL. With only one QB on their current roster (Kellen Clemons), the Rams were looking for depth.
As a result, the Saints offered Griffin a contract for their active 53 man roster. He could've signed with St. Louis or New Orleans, but elected to stay home.
To make room for Griffin, the Saints waived Wilson (pictured), a third year linebacker out of Illinois who never reached his perceived potential. Wilson was expected to thrive in a 3-4 defense, but after battling an elbow injury throughout the preseason, he never climbed up the depth chart. He tallied 4 tackles and a sack this season, and will likely sign with another club soon.