The New Orleans Saints have released quarterback Jake Luton after rookie quarterback Jake Haener returned from his suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy. Luton spent the last season with New Orleans on the practice squad and even signed a future contract with the team in January. This news was reported by NFL insider Tom Pelissero via Twitter.
With rookie QB Jake Haener returning from suspension, the #Saints waived Jake Luton.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 16, 2023
Jake Luton Career
In his career, Luton has amounted to just 624 passing yards, two touchdowns, and six interceptions. Before joining the Saints, he was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars when he got drafted in 2020. He has been a part of the Saints practice squad since 2023 and has now been released by the team.
Luton played for the University of Idaho, Ventura CC, and Oregon State in college. Since joining the NFL in 2020, the quarterback has bounced around the league looking for opportunities. After his stint with the Jaguars, he has been with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, and the New Orleans Saints. He went back to Jacksonville in 2022 but was once again released by the team.
What the New Orleans Saints Do Now
Now with Luton released, it will be Jake Haener who will be running reps with the practice squad. When he was suspended by the league for his PED violation, the quarterback claimed that he did not know that he had violated the rule and had this statement released to the public:
“I recently learned that I tested positive for a substance banned by the NFL earlier this summer. I still do not know how the substance got into my body, as none of my supplements or prescribed medications contain the banned ingredient. I would never knowingly cheat the game that I love, however, I must take full responsibility for the failed test. I apologize to the Saints organization, my friends, and, my family for any distraction this suspension may cause. I am disappointed to be away from the team for the coming weeks, but I will learn and grow from this experience. I look forward to returning to the team as soon as possible.”
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