The New Orleans Saints officially signed seven players to future/reserve contracts on Monday including:
- G John Fullington
- QB Garrett Grayson
- TE Garrett Griffin
- DT Ashaad Mabry
- TE Jake Stoneburner
- WR Jordan Williams
- DT Justin Zimmer
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Grayson, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2015. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season but wound up being among the team’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.
The Saints later signed him to their practice squad at the start of the regular season.
In 2015, Grayson was active for one game for the Saints.
Stoneburner, 27, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in 2013. He lasted just over a year in Green Bay before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season.
The Dolphins later signed him to their practice squad and brought him back on a future/reserve contract last year. Stoneburner once again returned to the team in 2016, this time on an exclusive rights deal. However, the Dolphins cut him loose in July.
After a brief stint with the Rams, the Saints signed him to their practice squad at the start of the season.
In 2015, Stoneburner appeared in 11 games for the Dolphins, catching five passes for 47 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Griffin, 22, signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Air Force back in May. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was later signed to the Saints’ practice squad.
During his four-year college career, Griffin caught 41 passes for 678 yards receiving (16.5 YPR) and eight touchdowns over the course 23 games. He also added 27 yards rushing on two carries.