Saints QB Patrick Ramsey to See Extended Action on Friday Night

New Orleans Saints quarterback Chase Daniel made his case to be the top back-up to Drew Brees last Saturday night, completing 15-of-21 pass attempts for 182 yards, with three touchdowns and an interceptions for a 117.5 passer rating.

Saints quarterback Patrick Ramsey, a former first-round pick who was signed to be an experienced back-up to Brees, will get his opportunity for extended action on Friday night against the San Diego Chargers, Mike Triplett of The Times-Picayune reports.

"I go out there to play and play the best I can," said Ramsey. "The honest truth is I want to go out there and compete and score every time we touch the ball, and that's what I'm going to try to do."

Ramsey dressed for last Saturday's game, but did not play. In the pre-season opener against the New England Patriots, Ramsey completed 7 of his 11 pass attempts for 111 yards, despite having just two weeks in the offense. A former first-round pick out of Tulane with 24 starts under his belt, Ramsey tells Triplett that Daniel, an undrafted free agent in 2009 out of Missouri, has helped him get acclimated to the system.

"I'm not wishing anything bad on him, " Ramsey said of Daniel. "At the same time, Chase played extremely well, and I understand what that means for me. I understand I'm expected to exceed that."

Under Sean Payton, the Saints have tended to open the regular season with two quarterbacks, so Ramsey or Daniel may find themselves on the street to start the 2009 season. If Ramsey plays well tomorrow night, and Daniel continues to impress in practice and the fourth pre-season game, Payton may be forced to alter his previous approach to the 53-man roster.

2010 seventh-round pick Sean Canfield has been limited to three kneel downs for the Saints this pre-season and appears destined for a practice squad.

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