3 underrated New Orleans Saints we were hoping to watch in finale
New Orleans Saints we wanted to see – No. 1: Chris Hogan
A few weeks ago, Chris Hogan was talked about pretty heavily in New Orleans, as he joined them as a free agent signing. Fast forward to present day and that’s not the case anymore.
Hogan was signed as depth after Michael Thomas’ surgery news became public information and it was an underwhelming free-agent addition, to say the least. Hogan hasn’t done much in preseason, totaling just one catch for five yards in two games.
The Saints have seen some potential at wide receiver, especially from Marquez Callaway, but Hogan hasn’t contributed to that whatsoever. He needed Saturday’s game to show that he could be a factor for this offense but now, he won’t have a shot to show that he could help this team.
When the Saints signed Hogan, they were obviously hoping that he could step up and be a depth piece at the position but due to a lackluster preseason and other receivers upping the ante, Hogan is no longer on people’s radars and could be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Saints’ wide receiver depth chart.
I was looking forward to watching these three Saints during Saturday’s game but that won’t happen now, as the game has been canceled. Don’t get me wrong — I’m all for safety and this game being canceled was the right decision but it doesn’t make us feel less bad for the guys who desperately needed this matchup in order to keep their jobs.
Now, McManis will have to hope he’s done enough through training camp and two preseason games. White has to hope the Saints are willing to give him one more chance. Hogan has to hope the Saints are desperate enough at receiver to keep him around.
These three needed the game on Saturday to show what they could do but they’ll have to hope what they’ve done already is good enough.