The New Orleans Saints have signed former Concordia College quarterback Griffin Neal, according to his college coach, Terry Moran.
Neal, who worked out at Tulane’s Pro Day in mid-March, according to the Fargo Valley News, impressed the Saints enough to earn a shot with the team.
The Fargo, N.D. native completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 5,614 yards, 47 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in his career.
But then he had to take a circuitous route to his NFL shot. The 6-4, 220-pound Neal did not get a shot in 2015, and he spent the season playing semi-pro ball for the Hildesheim Invaders in Germany.
Neal completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,268 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions with the Invaders last season.
With Neal in the fold, the Saints now have four quarterbacks on the roster in Drew Brees, Luke McCown, Garrett Grayson and Neal.