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Saints News, 10/22/13: Saints Promote QB Ryan Griffin From Practice Squad To Active Roster

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No, there is nothing wrong with Drew Brees or Luke McCown. This move was reportedly made because one or more QB-needy teams were on the verge of signing Ryan Griffin from the Saints' practice squad. The most likely team was the Rams after they just lost Sam Bradford for the season because of injury. Coach Payton obviously thinks a lot of Ryan Griffin and wasn't willing to lose him. The Saints now have three QBs on the active roster. OLB Martez Wilson was waived in order to make room. How long can they keep three QBs on the roster? Will the day come this season where Payton is forced to use Griffin's roster spot on a position they are in greater need of? Would Coach cut Luke McCown before cutting Griffin? This is an interesting turn of events and I'm curious to see how it plays out. In other news, Jonathan Vilma was reportedly moving around very well yesterday in his first practice with the team since preseason. It's looking good so far that he may be able to return in week 9.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Interesting that Ryan Griffin was signed to Saints&#39; active roster. With so many QB injuries lately it was the only way to keep him</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/392734774257016832">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Source: Saints block Rams from signing QB Ryan Griffin by adding him to 53-man roster: A source told the Shutd... <a href="http://t.co/cibvANcNja">http://t.co/cibvANcNja</a></p>&mdash; Shutdown Corner (@YShutdownCorner) <a href="https://twitter.com/YShutdownCorner/statuses/392735240457682944">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy that the <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@nfl</a> changed their minds on my fine. good call. Now I can enjoy my day off <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/392749474419707904">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Texans worked out a few QBs today, John Skelton included, to throw to WRs they wanted to look at, but aren&#39;t signing any QBs</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/392741935221604353">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jeff Garcia tells the Browns he&#39;s available <a href="http://t.co/5reZcA5Fcd">http://t.co/5reZcA5Fcd</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/392738109684600832">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Well-played, New Orleans. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Eric_Edholm">@Eric_Edholm</a>: Source: Saints block Rams from signing QB Ryan Griffin by adding him to 53-man roster ...</p>&mdash; Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisBurke_SI/statuses/392731355886256128">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints Jonathan Vilma said his knee has been holding up so far, but said he&#39;ll wait and see how it holds up after several practices.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/392732367401402368">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Vilma said he&#39;s not going to force a return if the knee doesn&#39;t hold up. Said he wants to be able to walk later in life.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/392732584293048320">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ladies love a nice Bow Tie! Get this one here---&gt; <a href="http://t.co/OI3V04Ygeh">http://t.co/OI3V04Ygeh</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RockAveBowTies">@RockAveBowTies</a> <a href="http://t.co/ueIB1yN8UJ">pic.twitter.com/ueIB1yN8UJ</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/392730019694264320">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No word yet on who has been released to make room for Griffin on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> roster. Stay tuned. Official transaction likely to come after 4 CT.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/392717299875991552">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>League source confirms <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> promoting QB Ryan Griffin to active roster. Presumably to prevent another QB-needy team from snatching him.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/392717037266403328">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>How come every time i decide to go to walmart it’s like 1 million people in here</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/392712125967110144">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Being an "underdog" you stay motivated u use so much energy showing ppl that you belong here it makes it so much better I like it that way</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/392710525382975488">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It’s not a mistake it’s not a accident no silver spoon u belong here don’t let nobody tell u different one time for da underdogs <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23salute&amp;src=hash">#salute</a></p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/392711116041617408">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>She must be mad at me <a href="http://t.co/LuQG52N1qR">pic.twitter.com/LuQG52N1qR</a></p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/392707898838507520">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;only fish i eat is crawfish...&quot;</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/392706088631402496">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Previews of the Saints-Bills game &amp; Pelicans-Heat game on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/940tZUhSgB">http://t.co/940tZUhSgB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BUFvsNO&amp;src=hash">#BUFvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/392700046883311616">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf wil call the Saints-Bills game this Sunday for <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLonCBS">@NFLonCBS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BUFvsNO&amp;src=hash">#BUFvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/392683500203032576">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>this is the nfl not backyard football. offenses all about timing.however some those throws last night wouldnt have even worked in backyard!</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/392676322608029696">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wake up with determination … go to bed with satisfaction <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ConquerToday&amp;src=hash">#ConquerToday</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/392673646486904832">October 22, 2013</a></blockquote>

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