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Saints News, 6/2/15: Ryan Griffin's Mindset Unchanged in Saints QB Battle

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From NOLA.com: "I don't think my mindset's changed at all," Griffin said last week after the team wrapped up its first week of organized activities. "It's always been to stay focused and work on my game, so I'm focused on getting better and working on what I can do. We (quarterbacks) compete in everything. We've got a log of all the competitions we do. We're always competing, and I don't think that's going to change no matter what happens or who they bring in." Griffin has another year of practice squad eligibility remaining, but might be less likely to land there in 2015 with another young quarterback in Grayson already on the roster.

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