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Saints Preseason News, 8/19/13: Saints Release QB Seneca Wallace

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Anyone that's been watching the Saints in preseason action over the past two weeks can't possibly be surprised by this news. For whatever reason, Wallace looked absolutely horrible against the Raiders last week. I truly felt bad for him. He looked lost out there. On the other hand, Luke McCown looked very good the week before against the Chiefs. Sure, McCown isn't exactly Drew Brees, but of the two veteran QBs signed by the Saints to back up no. 9, McCown is clearly the better choice. Rookie Ryan Griffin (even he looked much better than Wallace!) is most likely headed to the practice squad for further development as Coach Payton's next QB project. UPDATE: Steve Breaston, Patrick Crayton and many other players were also released. See below for details.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Not very surprising that the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> released Seneca Wallace. Started off rough w/ the groin injury, then had disastrous preseason game.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/369495189674409984">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Luke McCown fits more with the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> offense, too. Has past experience w/ it and showed promise against Chiefs.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/369495306687086592">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> QB situation is set. Brees, backed up by McCown. And, I would imagine, Griffin ends up as the practice squad QB.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/369495640796954624">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Confirmed via source that <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> have released Seneca Wallace. ... They did it a little earlier than... <a href="http://t.co/e320AxLfKb">http://t.co/e320AxLfKb</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/369537285332553728">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Seneca Wallace release today was a no brainer. He looked awful. Safe to say his career is over</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/369530937286995968">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jon Stinchcomb and <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooForde">@YahooForde</a> are today&#39;s guests for the <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast (LISTEN) <a href="http://t.co/rk7F2zAWH3">http://t.co/rk7F2zAWH3</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/369524695491547136">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Did Ramon Humber rub your beard before the game so he could go into beast mode? — Lol nah he&#39;s a beast period <a href="http://t.co/cGvlADjZ7D">http://t.co/cGvlADjZ7D</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/369516768785485824">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Clearly a trade for Kirk Cousins is in the works. LOOMIS!!! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter">@AdamSchefter</a>: Saints have released QB Seneca Wallace.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/369491181291331585">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jon Gruden on ESPN: &quot;If I were a coach, I&#39;d offer a first-round pick to the Redskins to get Kirk Cousins on my team.&quot;</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/369483544084496384">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Saints are not practicing in Houston this week. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Realjustgeoff">@Realjustgeoff</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder">@LarryHolder</a> are saints practicing in Houston this week?</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/369480236989038593">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Decided to splurge on my day off yesterday ordered in and watched Olympus has Fallen. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodatnation&amp;src=hash">#whodatnation</a> is everywhere!! <a href="http://t.co/7lCAOrLQaw">pic.twitter.com/7lCAOrLQaw</a></p>&mdash; Garrett Hartley (@GHartley5) <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5/statuses/369477906151374848">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can&#39;t wait to see Nick Marshall take the reigns on <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachGusMalzahn">@CoachGusMalzahn</a> machine of an offense!! 8/31 can&#39;t come soon enough!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AU&amp;src=hash">#AU</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/369525415770988544">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thank you to all teams that came out to compete to play us on Aug. 30 pics <a href="http://t.co/iqvgBPTcse">http://t.co/iqvgBPTcse</a> &amp; get your tix <a href="http://t.co/du5Diaxi0Q">http://t.co/du5Diaxi0Q</a></p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/369538827330658304">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Mirrors show us what we look like...not who we are <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DontBeFooled&amp;src=hash">#DontBeFooled</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/369476382759194628">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Top 10 Photos from the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; 28-20 win vs the Raiders: <a href="http://t.co/sQnfW8ThGg">http://t.co/sQnfW8ThGg</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OAKvsNO&amp;src=hash">#OAKvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/369471769234518016">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> practice at 4 pm. No more live updates since training camp is over. But stay tuned for news/notes after at <a href="http://t.co/JYiJbAHvzZ">http://t.co/JYiJbAHvzZ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/369467705134292993">August 19, 2013</a></blockquote>

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