At first it seemed like a curious move to bring in veteran free agent tight end Daniel Graham to the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. But looking at the lack of depth at the position, it does make some sense.
The situation with the Saints concerning injuries at the wide receiver position, as well as the cornerback position might have had some calling for a veteran to be signed, but the team had an overlooked question mark with their tight ends.
The main star in the group is of course Jimmy Graham followed by David Thomas. After that, the Saints lack any form of players at the position who are setting the coaches clipboards on fire.
Michael Higgins has been doing well but he was mainly a practice squad player last year. Derek Schouman has five years of NFL experience but has battled injuries ever since he entered the league his first year.
Rookie Jake Byrne will be lucky to make the practice squad for the Saints since nothing has really been reported on him at all during training camp except that he’s currently on the roster.
Daniel Graham brings eleven years of experience with him along with the fact that he was a former first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2002.