3 forgotten former New Orleans Saints who are still in the NFL

Leigh Oleszczak
John Jenkins, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
John Jenkins, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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These three former New Orleans Saints probably aren’t players that fans remember but they’re still in the NFL. Let’s look back at three forgotten former Saints who are still rocking and rolling in the NFL. 

It’s hard to make it in the NFL. Just because players get drafted out of college doesn’t mean they’re destined for a long career. These former players, at one time or another, found their way to the New Orleans Saints organization and then also found their ways out of the Big Easy.

These three players have something else in common though — They’re still in the NFL as of this writing.

Let’s revisit some of these names, shall we? We’ll start with the most recent player to don the black and gold and work our way back.

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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Dan Arnold, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

3. Dan Arnold

The New Orleans Saints signed Dan Arnold as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2018 and he ended up appearing in 10 games as a rookie. He caught 12 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, which is pretty good for an undrafted rookie.

In 2019, Arnold appeared in only two games before the Saints waived him. The Cardinals claimed him off waivers and he had 102 yards and two touchdowns that first season in Arizona. The next year, he found the end zone four times and had 438 yards receiving.

Carolina signed Arnold during the 2021 offseason and it wasn’t long before he was calling another team home. The Panthers shipped Arnold to Jacksonville and that’s where he remains as of this writing.

Arnold wasn’t a huge name during his time in New Orleans but he’s still hanging around the league. Not bad for an undrafted free agent out of a small school like Wisconsin-Platteville.

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