Tight end Daniel Graham should help New Orleans Saints with experience; blocking ability

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Sept 25, 2011; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Daniel Graham (86) throws the ball into the stands after scoring the winning touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee defeated Denver 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Topics: Daniel Graham, David Thomas, Derek Schouman, Jake Byrne, Jimmy Graham, John Gilmore, Michael Higgins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans

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  • Mike X

    Two touchdowns I. Eight quarters, Very UnIMPRESSIVE !

  • louisianakid1954

    The more talent you bring to the team the more aggressive other players will get wanting to be like the others. I think Daniel Graham will get better because of the talent that is around him.loui