Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Seneca Wallace (10) under center against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Raiders 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Former Iowa State quarterback Seneca Wallace was released from the New Orleans Saints on Monday.
From Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, Wallace wasn’t going to make the cut to be a backup for Drew Brees on the Saints after playing in just one preseason game with the team.
"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 was signed by the Saints on April 15th, attempting to make a return after being released from the Cleveland Browns last season during preseason. This is the second straight year that the quarterback wasn’t able to make a team for the regular season.
Now at 33 years old, this could mark the end of Seneca Wallace’s run in the NFL. He’d be a good pickup if any team needed more depth at quarterback with injuries or if some of the draft picks don’t work out.
Wallace has mostly been known for taking over the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback position from 2003-09 when Matt Hasselback routinely went down.