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westbankdaze 04-27-2013 08:28 PM

Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
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Former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin won’t be leaving New Orleans, it turns out. The Green Wave senior agreed on an undrafted free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints, he said on Saturday.

He had a private workout with the Saints earlier this spring and was familiar with the organization thanks to Green Wave coach Curtis Johnson, a former wide receivers coach with the Saints. Johnson runs the same offense at Tulane, where Johnson just finished his first season as head coach.

Griffin was projected by many outlets to be a sixth or seventh round selection in the 2013 NFL draft, but many teams passed on passers throughout the draft and Griffin wasn’t taken. If he were, he would have been the first Green Wave quarterback since J.P. Losman was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 22nd overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft.

Tulane has had two other signature passers get drafted. Patrick Ramsey was drafted in 2002 with the 32nd overall pick by the Washington Redskins and Shaun King was a second-round pick in 1999 (50th overall pick) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Griffin passed for more than 9,000 yards at Tulane and made 39 career starts.

His freshman year he made school history by setting records in passing yards (1,382), touchdowns (nine), completions (141) and attempts (222).

He was still setting records this past fall, Griffin threw for a school-record 466 yards on Oct. 27th against UAB, breaking Patrick Ramsey’s single-game passing yardage record of 447 with his 32-of-42 passing afternoon. Ramsey set the mark against Army in 1999.

A week later, Griffin bettered that mark, breaking the record again with 476 yards against Rice.

Griffin finished his career at Tulane completing 836-of-1,396 passes for 9,026 yards and 56 touchdowns with 35 interceptions.

Tulane's Ryan Griffin agrees to undrafted free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints, he said | NOLA.com

Halo 04-27-2013 08:34 PM

Re: Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
I think this kid has some moves and can develop. Keep an eye out for him.

stickman 04-27-2013 08:46 PM

Re: Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
He should already be familiar with the offense thanks to Curtis Johnson. I really don't care who the backup is. Drew goes down, Saints are done.

papz 04-27-2013 08:52 PM

Re: Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa buddy!

westbankdaze 04-27-2013 09:21 PM

Re: Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
Thanks for the linky fix!

papz 04-27-2013 09:24 PM

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No problemo.

phatoosdey 04-27-2013 09:31 PM

Re: Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
The first comment on the pft article was amusing -
"RG1?"

homerj07 04-27-2013 09:49 PM

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An awful lot of Ints

QBREES9 04-27-2013 10:16 PM

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Good for Ryan, Glad to see it.

neugey 04-27-2013 10:21 PM

Re: Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin
 
Cool, we can already sign UDFA?! I thought there was a waiting period after the draft.


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