In what seems like his last chance, White failed to make a lasting impression on the Saints coaching staff in his short time this summer after signing with the team after he was released by the 49ers. He had two brutal drops against the Jaguars in the second preseason game that seemed to seal his fate.
Luckily, the Saints signed him to the practice squad to get an extended look at the former 2015 seventh overall pick. While unlikely, the Saints still have a chance to strike gold with White if he can finally live up to his extremely high potential.
Easop Winston Jr.
The speedy receiver/return specialist made some plays during training camp and the preseason, but it wasn’t enough to snag a roster spot. The undrafted second-year player, however, impressed Saints coaches enough to get signed back to the practice squad. Don’t expect Winston to contribute much, if at all this year, but he may have a shot to develop into a solid deep threat down the line.
The Saints’ seventh-round draft pick in 2021 didn’t make enough noise to land a roster spot. Like Winston, Baker is a developmental player who may be able to contribute sometime within the next few years. Don’t count on him factoring into this season unless absolutely necessary.
In what seemed to be one of, if not the worst receiving corps in the entire NFL after the Thomas and Smith injuries, the Saints’ situation seems to be a little bit better than anticipated. While those two players are impossible to replace at this part of the season (Thomas specifically), adding Kenny Stills should be a big boost to the team.
While still lacking talent, Jameis Winston and the Saints may have just enough to get by the first few weeks of the season until their top targets get healthy. Callaway and Harris should lead the team as the number one and two options while getting some production out of Stills being a huge plus.
Throw in a dominant offensive line, an elite running back like Alvin Kamara, and the emergence of tight end Juwan Johnson and this Saints offense is suddenly looking very dangerous.