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


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Interesting that Ryan Griffin was signed to Saints’ active roster. With so many QB injuries lately it was the only way to keep him

— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) October 22, 2013


Source: Saints block Rams from signing QB Ryan Griffin by adding him to 53-man roster: A source told the Shutd… http://t.co/cibvANcNja

— Shutdown Corner (@YShutdownCorner) October 22, 2013


Happy that the @nfl changed their minds on my fine. 👍good call. Now I can enjoy my day off #whodat

Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) October 22, 2013


Texans worked out a few QBs today, John Skelton included, to throw to WRs they wanted to look at, but aren’t signing any QBs

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 22, 2013


Jeff Garcia tells the Browns he’s available http://t.co/5reZcA5Fcd

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 22, 2013


Well-played, New Orleans. RT @Eric_Edholm: Source: Saints block Rams from signing QB Ryan Griffin by adding him to 53-man roster …

— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) October 22, 2013


Saints Jonathan Vilma said his knee has been holding up so far, but said he’ll wait and see how it holds up after several practices.

— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) October 22, 2013


Vilma said he’s not going to force a return if the knee doesn’t hold up. Said he wants to be able to walk later in life.

— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) October 22, 2013


Ladies love a nice Bow Tie! Get this one here—> http://t.co/OI3V04Ygeh @RockAveBowTies pic.twitter.com/ueIB1yN8UJ

— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) October 22, 2013


No word yet on who has been released to make room for Griffin on #Saints roster. Stay tuned. Official transaction likely to come after 4 CT.

— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) October 22, 2013


League source confirms #Saints promoting QB Ryan Griffin to active roster. Presumably to prevent another QB-needy team from snatching him.

— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) October 22, 2013


How come every time i decide to go to walmart it’s like 1 million people in here

— rafael bush (@rbush36) October 22, 2013


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

— rafael bush (@rbush36) October 22, 2013


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 #salute

— rafael bush (@rbush36) October 22, 2013


She must be mad at me pic.twitter.com/LuQG52N1qR

— rafael bush (@rbush36) October 22, 2013


“only fish i eat is crawfish…”

— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) October 22, 2013


Previews of the Saints-Bills game & Pelicans-Heat game on today’s @BlackBlueReport podcast: http://t.co/940tZUhSgB #NOLA #BUFvsNO

New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 22, 2013


Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf wil call the Saints-Bills game this Sunday for @NFLonCBS #BUFvsNO

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 22, 2013


this is the nfl not backyard football. offenses all about timing.however some those throws last night wouldnt have even worked in backyard!

Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) October 22, 2013


Wake up with determination … go to bed with satisfaction #ConquerToday

Roman Harper (@Harp41) October 22, 2013

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Who dat talkin’ ’bout dem Saints?

Ryan Griffin promoted to Saints’ 53-man roster after Rams tried to sign him: report | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The New Orleans Saints promoted No. 3 quarterback Ryan Griffin from the practice squad to the 53-man roster after the St. Louis Rams tried …

New Orleans Saints promoting practice squad QB Ryan Griffin – ESPN
It’s unclear who will be released to make room for Griffin. If the transaction becomes official today, it will be released after 5 p.m. ET.

Saints promote Ryan Griffin from practice squad | ProFootballTalk
With a number of teams looking for quarterback help, the Saints promoted one they didn’t want to let get away. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Saints are elevating quarterback Ryan Griffin from the practice squad to the active roster.

New Orleans Saints add former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin to active roster, source says | NOLA.com
Griffin’s addition now gives the Saints three quarterbacks on the active roster, which likely isn’t a necessary move. But the move may have been one to protect Griffin from other teams with injured quarterbacks trying to sign him.

New Orleans Saints’ Jonathan Vilma “pleasantly surprised” with knee post-practice | NOLA.com
“I was very optimistic about it,” he said. “I thought that I practiced well yesterday, coaches said I looked good when I was running around.”

Jonathan Vilma returns to practice for Saints | ProFootballTalk
Following their bye week, the New Orleans Saints saw the return of linebacker Jonathan Vilma to the practice field on Monday. The move was noted in the league’s daily transactions report.

Saints notebook: Did Rob Ryan tip off his twin brother on Patriots’ push? | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
According to ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss, Jones looped behind Svitek and pushed him onto the pile on a 39-yard field goal by Garrett Hartley that put New Orleans ahead 27-23 with 2:24 left. There was no penalty called but, if the officials had whistled one, the Saints could have extended the drive and gotten a chance to run the clock out.

Saints want to add center-hung video board to Dome | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Hoping it boosts the city’s chances of landing the bid to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, the New Orleans Saints are pushing to add a center-h…

Vargas: Red zone, wideouts troubling for Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
People don’t spend much time talking about flaws on the Saints offense; but on occasion, the topic comes up, and what’s been most cited lat…

Saints roster spotlight: Linebackers – New Orleans Saints Blog – ESPN
A look at the New Orleans Saints linebackers through the first six weeks of the 2013 season:

Saints roster spotlight: Cornerbacks – New Orleans Saints Blog – ESPN
A look at the New Orleans Saints cornerbacks through the first six weeks of the 2013 season:

Where the Saints rank: Week 8 – New Orleans Saints Blog – ESPN
A look at where the New Orleans Saints and their upcoming opponents, the Buffalo Bills, rank in key statistical categories through seven weeks of the NFL season:

Power Rankings: No. 5 New Orleans Saints – New Orleans Saints Blog – ESPN
Out of sight, out of mind? The Saints (5-1) fell two spots after their bye week, which is unusual because they fell only one spot after losing in Week 6. But it’s understandable because the new No. 2 Indianapolis Colts and No. 4 Seattle Seahawks both had impressive victories in Week 7.

Week Seven Power Rankings | ProFootballTalk
5. Saints (5-1; No. 5):  The biggest question this week is whether Jimmy Graham’s bye will extend to two weeks.

Black and Gold Today: Saints defense takes on Bills run game, trivia challenge and more – Video | NOLA.com
Sports reporter Rachel Whittaker and sports columnist Jeff Duncan discuss how the Saints defense matches up against the Bills offense with Buffalo’s disarray at QB while leading the NFL in rushes per game. Watch every weekday for your snapshot of all things New Orleans Saints.

Jim Dombrowski to appear at Saints Hall of Fame before Bills game
Former New Orleans Saints guard Jim Dombrowski will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., prior to the Saints game against the Buffalo Bills at noon.

Memorial services set for ex-New Orleans Saints coach Bum Phillips | NOLA.com
Memorial service to honor the memory of former New Orleans Saints head coach Bum Phillips to be held Tuesday night in Houston.

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Around the League

Laces Out – NFL on FOX Blog
THIS GIF OF ANDY REID AS THE KOOL-AID MAN WILL MAKE YOU SMILE

Jeff Garcia tells the Browns he’s available | ProFootballTalk
“I actually reached out to the Browns and said ‘work me out, take a look, I’m open to the opportunity,’” Garcia said, via Keith Britton.

Officials missed field-goal push call in Ravens-Dolphins game | ProFootballTalk
Given Sunday’s game between the Patriots and the Jets, everybody knows about Rule 9, Article 1, Section 3(2)(b) of the rulebook. Before that, not many people did.  Including game officials, apparently.

Jermichael Finley out of ICU | ProFootballTalk
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley took to Twitter on Monday night for the first time since suffering a neck injury in Sunday’s victory over the Browns and he sent some encouraging news about his condition.