NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - On Monday New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced the signing of wide receiver Patrick Crayton. He also said the team waived receiver Brent Leonard.
Payton stated,"Crayton is a person that I am familiar with and a guy that we feel can help us and give us a chance to evaluate."
When asked to give an update on veteran running back Pierre Thomas, Payton said, "No update right now."
Quarterback Seneca Wallace was back on the practice field, back in the mix. So what does Payton expect from the veteran quarterback?
"Well, I think he has a pretty good grasp of what we are doing, and now, it is just running the offense and moving the team. All of the little things that go into playing that position. He will play this week against Oakland."
Wallace said,"Luke McCown did a great job on Friday. It is tough, especially when you are trying to learn a new system, when you miss time. This is the only chance I had. This is only the second time I have done red zone since OTA's. You have to just battle and grind through it. We will see what happens on Friday."
Wallace is a dual threat quarterback who can tuck the ball in and take off running or can scramble around, finding an open receiver. He admits that is an advantage.
"Yes, a little bit. Because obviously learning the system, there might be some different thing or different looks that you are not used to or comfortable with. Sometimes, you can rely on your legs to get you out of a bad situation but, at the same time, play within the system."
The Saints entertain the Oakland Raiders Friday night at 7 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.