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Saints expected to sign quarterback Ryan Nassib

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With the quarterback market thinning out rapidly, the Saints jumped on a prospect they've always had an eye on.

Former Giants fourth-round pick Ryan Nassib is expected to sign with New Orleans, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The 27-year-old Syracuse product played under current Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone while at Syracuse.

Nassib will have an uphill battle during mandatory minicamp and training camp after that. The Saints have Chase Daniel entrenched as Drew Brees' backup and are also invested in 2015 third-round pick Garrett Grayson.

No stranger to the training camp competition, Nassib battled both Curtis Painter and former No. 1 overall pick David Carr for roster spots over the course of his Giants career. He'll need a strong July and August to make his case.

With Drew Brees sitting at 38, it's never a waste of time to comb the free agent market to see what is out there. Head coach Sean Payton has kept an open mind about the future at quarterback, and adding another arm for camp couldn't hurt the evaluation process long-term.

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