Early this morning former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey thought he might have a chance at landing a job, but it looks like he’ll continue to shop around.
Shockey was a favorite with Saints fans until his durability became an issue and he was released prior to last season. He was quickly snatched up by the Saints NFC South rivals the Carolina Panthers, much to the dismay of Who Dats.
With an axe to grind, Shockey was reportedly running to the Panthers defensive coordinator during his first game against his old team and giving them the Saints offensive cues and plays. He also was giving the Saints sidelines some less than polite words and sign language.
The Panthers obviously didn’t like what they saw during the season since Shockey wasn’t brought back for a repeat performance. During the offseason Shockey got married and began looking for a new team.
He thought he had some interest from the Philadelphia Eagles whom Shockey was scheduled to visit with tomorrow. However, it’s being reported that the Eagles have put that visit on hold due to another tryout they conducted.
Free agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe worked out for the Eagles today and word is that it went very well with Shiancoe running quick, strong routes. With the news that they have held off on Shockey’s visit, it probably means that Shiancoe’s signing is forthcoming.
This would leave Shockey looking for another team to sign with as training camp takes in. As mentioned before, the only issue that Shockey would have is his rash on injuries he had with the Saints, but he managed to stay fairly healthy last season.