So much for the theory, held by some New Orleans fans, that practice-squad quarterback Chase Daniel was a project with the potential to develop into the next Drew Brees.
Obviously, the Saints didn’t see it that way as they released Daniel from the practice squad Wednesday. Don’t rule out the possibility of Daniel returning to the practice squad at some point to help run the scout team. But leaving Daniel out there for any other team to grab isn’t exactly a sign that the Saints have any real plans for the young quarterback.
Daniel’s release was one of a series of minor transactions the Saints made Wednesday. To fill Daniel’s spot on the practice squad, the Saints signed linebacker Prince Kwateng. He’s a rookie from Northwestern, who spent the last few months in the United Football League.
In other moves, the Saints signed fullback Marcus Mailei off Philadelphia’s practice squad and linebacker Anthony Waters from Buffalo’s practice squad. Both players go straight on New Orleans’ 53-man roster. The Saints also released fullback Kyle Eckel.