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Saints claim Joe Callahan off waivers, release Khalif Barnes

The Saints have added another quarterback, and dumped Khalif Barnes again.

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According to Rob Demovsky and multiple reports, the New Orleans Saints have claimed former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Joe Callahan off of waivers.

Callahan, the undrafted rookie free agent out of Wesley, was cut by the Packers on Thursday. He stepped in for the final two preseason games for Brett Hundley, and was actually kept on the team’s 53-man roster because he impressed the front office after throwing for 499 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no picks.

Packers assistant head coach Tom Clements said the move was difficult, but just part of the numbers game teams go through during the season.

“That’s the bad part of the business. When you set the roster at the end of training camp that’s usually a bad couple days because you let some good players and good people go and Joe certainly worked hard and had a very good preseason.”

The 6-foot-1, 216-pound New Jersey native won the Gagliardi Trophy in 2015, which is awarded to Division III college football’s player of the year. For more information, be sure to check out Acme Packing Company’s column.

The Saints reportedly released offensive lineman Khalif Barnes once again in the corresponding move.