Why haven’t the NOLA Saints taken a flier on John Brown?

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The NOLA Saints don’t have many, if any, good receivers on their roster. John Brown is still available to sign and yet the Saints haven’t come calling. Why is that the case?

Brown, a former standout receiver at Pitt State, went in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Cardinals and went on to play four years in the desert. He then took his talents to Baltimore for a year before spending two years in Buffalo.

This past offseason, Brown had initially signed with the Raiders but requested to be released ahead of the season. He’s been scooped up by the Broncos and Jaguars and is a free agent once again after not doing anything with either squad.

Brown’s inability to stick with a team like the Jaguars is probably telling as to why he’s been jumping from team to team this offseason but the Saints should at least express interest in the former Pitt State product.

NOLA Saints should give John Brown a chance

Brown appeared in nine games last year for the Bills totaling 33 receptions for 458 yards and three touchdowns. The season prior to that was when he really wowed, hauling in 72 catches for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns through 15 starts. It’s crazy that after such a dominant season, Brown fell off as quickly as he did but he might just need a team where he can get an opportunity.

“Smoke”, as he’s often called, might not be that same guy we saw shine in 2019 but with the Saints potentially losing Deonte Harris to a three-game suspension, they might want to give Brown a ring and see if there’s any interest on his end. He’d be one of the best receivers on the roster right off the bat and that’s reason enough for New Orleans to try and bring him in.

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With five games remaining and New Orleans desperate for wins to make a late playoff run, John Brown could be worth making a call to.