Here are Saturday’s minor transactions from around the NFL, which we’ll keep updated throughout the day:
- The Saints are bringing in a fourth quarterback in signing second-year passer Griffin Neal, Concordia College coach Terry Horan relays (via Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com). It’s a three-year rookie contract for Neal, per Horan. A product of Division III Concordia, Neal attended Tulane’s pro day held at the Saints’ facility last month despite not being a draft-eligible prospect, and the Saints offered him a tryout for Friday, Terrell reports. After spending 2015 playing with a semi-pro team in Germany, Neal will enter a crowded competition behind Drew Brees, with Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson residing as New Orleans’ backups.
- The Jets have re-signed offensive tackle Ben Ijalana, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on Twitter. ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini tweets that it’s a one-year deal. The contract was apparently agreed upon prior to D’Brickashaw Ferguson‘s retirement announcement. Ijalana has played in seven NFL games since being selected in the second round of the 2011 draft.