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Ryan Griffin | Quarterback

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/17/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 206
College: Tulane
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Ryan Griffin is considered the favorite to be the Saints' No. 2 quarterback.
He's competing with veteran Luke McCown. Griffin played much of the preseason opener against the Rams with Brees getting the night off. He completed 16-of-23 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown. Griffin (6-foot-5, 206) has good size, but an average arm. Drew Brees hasn't missed a game in nine seasons. Aug 10 - 12:32 PM

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The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports second-year undrafted free agent Ryan Griffin is making a "serious push" to back up Drew Brees.

Griffin has only journeyman veteran Luke McCown to beat out, so it's not surprising. Griffin has been shining in pad-less practices, but will have to translate that to camp and preseason games to really put the heat on McCown.
Jun 10 - 7:33 PM

Saints promoted QB Ryan Griffin from the practice squad.

An undrafted free agent out of Tulane, Griffin was waived at final cuts. His promotion is a sign quarterback-needy teams were showing interest, as the Saints obviously don't need a third quarterback behind Drew Brees or Luke McCown.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 02:14:00 PM

Saints waived QB Ryan Griffin.

A somewhat big-named UDFA signee out of Tulane, Griffin didn't show enough to put any heat on Luke McCown for the backup job behind Drew Brees.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Saints signed Tulane QB Ryan Griffin.

Griffin (6-foot-3 7/8, 221) is a weak-armed thrower with some moxie. Tough in the pocket, Griffin exhibited quality touch-passing ability in Tulane's up-tempo offense, completing 62.2 percent of his attempts as a senior with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He helped himself during the pre-draft phase by earning MVP honors in the Texas vs. Nation all-star game. The Saints will try developing Griffin into a serviceable backup.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 08:22:00 PM

Tulane's Ryan Griffin has conducted more pre-draft workouts than any other quarterback in the draft.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen busted out the #sleeper hashtag for the Green Wave signal caller, who's met with the Jaguars, Eagles, Chargers and Steelers, presumably among others. A four-year starter at Tulane, Griffin stands in at 6-foot-4 and 221 pounds. He'll be a day-three pick.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1Drew Brees
2Ryan Griffin
3Luke McCown
RB1Pierre Thomas
2Mark Ingram
3Khiry Robinson
4Travaris Cadet
5Derrick Strozier
GLB1Mark Ingram
2Pierre Thomas
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Travaris Cadet
FB1Erik Lorig
2Greg Jones
3Austin Johnson
WR11Marques Colston
2Robert Meachem
3Nick Toon
4Brandon Coleman
5Seantavius Jones
WR21Kenny Stills
2Brandin Cooks
3Joe Morgan
4Charles Hawkins
WR31Brandin Cooks
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Ben Watson
3Josh Hill
4Nic Jacobs
K1Shayne Graham
2Derek Dimke