The New Orleans Saints have had a plethora of injuries at receiver this season, and one former Saint named Kenny Stills is still on the market.
Should the New Orleans Saints target Kenny Stills?
As an every play receiver, the answer is no, but he could still serve a purpose. After clearing waivers, it’s clear that the veteran receiver isn’t one of the most highly sought after players on the market.
Stills does still have a track record of reasonable success though.
The 6-foot-1 Stills last played in Week 11. However, in the past five games that he’s played in, Stills has caught passes in just two of them. It wasn’t necessarily Stills fault though as Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller dominated the targets in Houston.
The Saints traded Stills away back in 2015, but it’d be shocking if there was still bad blood between Stills and the team that drafted in him in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Stills is now 28 with a ton of potential left.
Stills is just a few seasons past having over 100 targets. That was four years ago. Since that season, his numbers have declined, and when he brought into Houston, he was labeled the third-string wide receiver at best and given little notice.
He’s now a free agent.
The Saints have a plethora of highly-talented players. However, with Marquez Callaway and Michael Thomas both having sustained injuries this season, the Saints may want an insurance policy in case one of their top receivers go down.
Stills had most of his damage in the first four weeks of the season. That’s when Houston was competitive, and they’ve gone downhill since that extremely difficult start to the season. Stills was a casualty of that, and now he may have a chance on a top-tier team.
The Saints, when Brees returns, could use another asset that has the knowledge of the culture and franchise that Stills does. It seems like a solid match for both parties.