Saints sign Harrington


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NEW ORLEANS -- The "piano man," Joey Harrington, has landed a new gig in the birthplace of jazz. He'll be playing third fiddle behind Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees and backup Mark Brunell.

Harrington signed with the Saints and participated in his first practice Friday at the team's suburban training center, a day before the Saints were set to leave for Sunday's game at Denver.

"When I say it's going to be a great fit, I think it's in all areas," Harrington said. "You've got the weapons, so you're going to win some games. You've got a great coach who knows how to use them and you've got two great quarterbacks here. ... That's the biggest thing for me now is just to take a step back, get my feet under me and learn the best that I can. See what it's like to be on a team that wins some games."

Harrington, a standout at Oregon also known for his talent as a pianist, has spent six seasons in the NFL since being drafted third overall by Detroit in 2002. He played for Miami in 2006 and for Atlanta last season.
Source: ESPN - Saints sign QB Harrington as backup to Brees, Brunell - NFL

First off I'm surprised teams are still giving Harrington a chance. And secondly I don't see the point in signing another backup QB. Are they expecting both Brees and Brunell to go down?
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Sultan of Swat
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First off he won't get one snap with the Saints, second off just like you said I am really surprise that he's still getting contract offers from NFL teams. I am surprise he's not playing in the CFL, to be honest with you.