5 Saints that’ve proven to be expendable through NFL’s Week 6

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 05: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 05, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Tre’Quan Smith

The New Orleans Saints drafted Tre’Quan Smith a couple of years ago hoping to develop him into a Pro-Bowl wide receiver like they did Michael Thomas. However, Smith’s career has gone the complete opposite way of Thomas’ career.

Smith played as the No. 3 receiver in his rookie year and saw 28 receptions for 457 yards and five touchdowns with one absolute breakout game. That will go down as his best season to date. Last year, he even stepped up into the No. 2 position when he wasn’t hurt.

His production did not see an increase though.

Going into this year, he was relegated back to the No. 3 position after the addition of Emmanuel Sanders. He thrived in this position before. This season, at least through six weeks, has proven to be different.

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The Saints can afford to get rid of Smith, especially with the production of Bennie Fowler and Marquez Callaway. It is time for the black and gold to part ways with Smith and let him try to succeed elsewhere.

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