New Orleans Saints work out two wide receivers


Oct 17, 2010; Chicago, IL, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Deon Butler (11) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

According to Aaron Wilson of, the New Orleans Saints reportedly worked out two free agent wide receivers.

One was Jason Hill who was a 2007 NFL Draft third round pick for the San Francisco 49ers out of Washington State.  He ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at the 2007 NFL Combine and was ranked as the second-fastest wide receiver there.

He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and signed with the Denver Broncos in February of 2012 but was released in August.  For his career he has 70 receptions for 967 yards and eight touchdowns.

The second receiver was Deon Butler who was released by the Seattle Seahawks after being drafted by them in 2009 in the third round out of Penn State.  The Seahawks actually traded two draft picks to move up and select Butler.

He ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at the 2009 NFL Combine and impressed the Seahawks with his speed.  He had a bit of bad luck in 2010 when he broke his leg early in 2011 and was placed on injured reserve.

He was on the Physically Unable to Perform(PUP) list that same year to start the season but played in the Seahawks last four games.  He was released prior to this season starting during final roster cuts.  For his career he has 57 receptions for 611 yards and four touchdowns.

While it is odd that the Saints are looking at wide receivers when they are struggling defensively, one reason could be that in the past four games their receiving corps is having trouble getting separation and could be looking at someone to help stretch the field with their speed.