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Seneca Wallace released by New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints have settled on their backup quarterback, and it's not Seneca Wallace.

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The Saints released Wallace on Monday, ending his return to the NFL (he was not on a roster in 2012). Luke McCown will be Drew Brees' backup quarterback, with undrafted rookie Ryan Griffin from Tulane looking like the No. 3 option. But it's possible that Griffin will be carried on the practice squad.

Wallace's only preseason outing came on Friday. It included two sacks, an interception and a lost fumble in just eight drop backs. McCown earned the backup job with a solid camp; he was Matt Ryan's backup on the Atlanta Falcons last season.

It's fair to say the drop-off from Brees to McCown is enormous. But it's also fair to say that's true for nearly every top-shelf quarterback in the league and his backup.

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