Barrett's transaction history reads more like a long receipt than anything else. Drew Brees isn't going anywhere and the Saints seem enamored with the prospects of Taysom Hill. Teddy Bridgewater will likely test the free-agent waters this offseason. Whether Barrett can ultimately latch onto the 53-man roster in August seems hinged on variables out of his control. At the very least, Barrett will have an opportunity to showcase what he can bring.
Barrett signed a contract with the Saints' practice squad Saturday, Brett Martel of the Associated Press reports.
This marks the 11th time Barrett has been signed to the Saints' practice squad over the course of the 2018 season. While it's highly unlikely the former Ohio State quarterback will be lifted to the active roster during New Orleans' playoff run, it's becoming clear that the team sees something appealing in Barrett as a long-term prospect.
New Orleans cut Barrett from their practice squad Wednesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
Barrett was the odd man out in New Orleans, with both Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater serving as backup quarterbacks. The Ohio State product will look to find a depth role elsewhere around the league.
Barrett has signed on to the Saints' practice squad, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
The Saints chose to go with Taysom Hill as their backup instead of Barrett and the addition of Teddy Bridgewater last week left little room for the Ohio State product on the active roster. However, he'll remain in New Orleans and could find his way onto the active roster at some point this season.
Barrett was waived by the Saints on Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Barrett was competing with Taysom Hill for the backup quarterback job in New Orleans for much of the preseason. The team traded for Teddy Bridgewater this past week and kept Taysom Hill on the 53-man roster, making Barrett the odd man out. Barrett could potentially join the practice squad if he clears waivers.
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