The New Orleans Saints are signing veteran wide receiver Vincent Brown, according to multiple reports.
ESPN’s Adam Caplan first had the news on Monday morning, which has since been confirmed via The Advocate’s Joel Erickson.
The Saints recently worked out a host of veteran receivers, which included Hakeem Nicks, Denarius Moore, and Nathan Palmer as well as Brown. Clearly, Brown emerged and showed something to the coaching staff.
Brown, who just turned 27 in January, was a third-round pick by the San Diego Chargers in 2011 (82nd overall). Unfortunately, Brown didn’t exactly live up to the hype in his first two seasons, and was released from the team prior to the start of the 2014 season with an injury settlement.
Brown reportedly received interest from multiple teams following his departure, and latched on with the Oakland Raiders for a brief one-year stint in which he played 7 games.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound receiver has 73 receptions for 941 yards and 3 touchdowns in 37 total games played. At this point, he’ll battle with the younger wide outs on the Saints squad, and figures to be an absolute long shot to make the team.
The team’s starting three wide receivers figure to be Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Mike Thomas. Outside of that is anyone’s guess.