Saints Reach Deal With 7th Round QB Sean Canfield

The New Orleans Saints have finalized a four-year deal with seventh-round quarterback Sean Canfield.

The New Orleans Saints have finalized a four-year deal with seventh-round quarterback Sean Canfield, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Canfield (6-4, 223) started 24 of his 35 games at Oregon State, completing 64.1% of his 861 pass attempts for 5,970 yards, with 38 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in Mike Riley’s pro-style offense. Canfield ranks fourth in Beaver annals in passing yardage and touchdowns.

The left-handed Canfield passed for 3,271 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2009, after missing most of the 2008 season with a left shoulder injury, which impacted his draft status as NFL teams questioned his arm strength.

Canfield was one of the few quarterbacks to throw at the 2010 Scouting Combine.

"After talking with my agent at the Senior Bowl, one thing I think they (NFL talent evaluators) want to see is arm strength. I’ve never doubted my arm strength. I’ve always considered myself with a pretty strong arm. And so I think showing that off on Sunday will be big for me," Canfield said before his workout at the Combine.

"I want to show off what I have. I know a lot of guys have caught flak for not wanting to throw. I’ve never been a guy who would not want to do something like that. The only thing I won’t do is bench. But throwing is something I want to do and I want to show off that arm strength."

Canfield will challenge 2009 undrafted free agent Chase Daniel for a back-up spot behind Drew Brees. The Saints are also expected to sign veteran Patrick Ramsey before training camp, as well.

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