Instead, the former Buckeye signal caller will attend the minicamp as a bona fide member of the team.
The Saints are signing Barrett as an undrafted free agent, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds it's a three-year deal for the signal-caller.
Barrett, a dual-threat quarterback, finished his career at Ohio State completing 769 of 1,211 passes (63.5 percent) for 9,434 yards and 104 touchdowns with 30 interceptions. He added 3,263 yards rushing and 43 touchdowns on 656 attempts, averaging 5 yards per carry.