New Orleans Saints are looking to increase the depth of their wide receivers core and are reportedly set to work out several WRs. The list includes former Dallas Cowboys’ star Dez Bryant, Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall, and Kamar Aiken, who last played with the Philadelphia Eagles.
It is currently unclear whether the Saints are looking to add one of these players to their active roster or they just want to get familiar with the market in case they have a need at the position at some later point in the season.
Some would argue that New Orleans should make a move for a WR immediately, given the fact that they are currently thin at the position. Veteran Ted Ginn Jr., who had 787 receiving yard and four touchdowns in 2017, is currently on injured reserve list due to a knee injury while Cameron Meredith, who signed in April, is struggling to find his true form.
This means that only Pro Bowler Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith are the only two productive wide receivers in the roster, which is a concerning fact for the team that has Super Bowl aspirations.
Dez Bryant is currently the best available free-agent on the market, but it remains to be seen whether New Orleans Saints are willing to give him the money he is looking for. The salary was one of the main reasons why Bryant passed on several opportunities to play football this season.
Brandon Marshall was recently released by the Seattle Seahawks after his production dropped in the past few weeks, but he still might be a solid third or fourth option for a contender.