Tight end Jeremy Shockey was release by the Saints two days ago after three injury riddled seasons and a 2010 year that saw a career low in total catches and total yards.
New Orleans would still be interested in re-signing Shockey at a reduced salary and in a back-up role to talented second year tight end Jimmy Graham.
Shockey however sees things differently and instead has his sights set on becoming the newest member of the Miami Dolphins.
Miami desperately needs to pair someone with current starter Anthony Fasano as the three backups behind totaled only two receptions for 44 yards last season.
Shockey has ties to the Miami area where he played collegiately and owns a home, where he spends most of the off-season training, which is why his level of interest to play for the Dolphins is so high.
Miami could be a good landing spot for Shockey, and given Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano and Saints head coach Sean Payton’s friendly relationship, it’s seems to be a good fit, although interesting to see if Miami is willing to overlook his injury concerns and hard-partying life style.
It was reported yesterday that Shockey had a workout scheduled with an undisclosed NFL team today. Currently it’s unclear if that team is the Miami Dolphins, but it appears unlikely he will return to the Saints in a backup role.