Saints: John Brown would be the perfect wide receiver addition

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The New Orleans Saints wide receiver position might not be as bad as fans thought it would a few weeks ago, but the team should still look to add talent there.

One notable name who was released was John Brown, who requested to be released by the Raiders and got his wish. The former D-II wide receiver (he played at Pitt State in Pittsburg, Kansas) has flourished despite coming from a smaller school.

Brown was a third-round pick by the Cardinals in the 2014 NFL Draft and spent the first four years of his career in the desert. He played in Baltimore for a year and then moved onto Buffalo for the past two seasons, which is where he displayed how dominant he could be.

Brown’s best season came in 2019 when he had 72 receptions for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns. He was banged up last year, appearing in just nine games and totaling 458 yards and three touchdowns as a result.

The Saints have to target John Brown for their offense.

There aren’t many starting-caliber wide receivers available at this point of the offseason but Brown is one of them. He’d be an awesome addition to this offense and paired with Marquez Callaway and Tre’Quan Smith, the Saints receivers could go from meh to marvelous just like that.

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While Michael Thomas will return at some point this season, Brown makes perfect sense in the Big Easy, and hopefully, there’s interest on both sides. The Saints are a competitive team and Brown would certainly get a fair share of targets if he picked New Orleans as his next destination.