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Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Nick Toon (88) catches a pass over Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (31) during the first quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Stills and Nick Toon Locking Down Starting Jobs


As impressive as the Saints offense seemed, the work put in by Kenny Stills and Nick Toon were encouraging for a team devoid of last year’s deep threat Joe Morgan. Nick Toon had an impressive 56-yard catch against ex-Saint Tracy Porter using his massive frame and deceptive speed to set up a two yard run by Mark Ingram for the touchdown. Aptly, Katherine Terrell quotes Toon as saying “I think my speed has been overlooked, for whatever reason.”

Yeah, it’s easy to say that his speed won’t be overlooked ever again.

Stills continued to make his case for the third receiver position. While Toon was the big-bodied speed threat, Stills was the Lance Moore tonight for Brees. Finishing with four catches for 64 yards, Stills looked the part of a clutch NFL receiver with his 16 yard toe-dragging touchdown reception as the highlight of the night.

It’s safe to say where the offense is headed in terms of the no.3 and no.4 receiver positions.