NFL Rumors: Saints Release Quarterback

The New Orleans Saints reportedly released back up quarterback Ian Book on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

Book, the former Notre Dame prospect, who was drafted by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, started one game for his club in which he threw for 135 yards, completed 12 of 20 passes, and two interceptions. 

Rapoport adds that Book is a practice squad target if he clears waivers and has potential interest from other clubs. 

The Saints now currently only have one back up at signal-caller, Andy Dalton. They could look to add another at some point this season. 


Jameis Winston suffered a torn ACL during a week eight matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year but has made a full recovery and will start ahead of week one of the regular season on September, 11th against Atlanta Falcons.

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