Saints sign former Bears wide receiver to low risk free agent deal

A little depth at wide receiver never hurts.
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The Saints' wide receiver room just added a little bit of depth.

On Friday afternoon, it was announced that former Bears wideout Equanimeous St. Brown signed a deal with the Saints. The terms of the deal haven't been released yet:

St. Brown comes to New Orleans as a five year vet, originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers back in the 6th round of the 2018 Draft. In 37 games with the Packers, St. Brown put up 543 yards on 37 receptions with one touchdown. He then stayed in the NFC North, signing with the Bears and playing 23 games over two years in Chicago.

Generally considered more of a WR4/run blocker, St. Brown joins a room with more than a few established pass catching stars. With Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and Alvin Kamara taking the lion's share of receptions, St. Brown will more than likely fill the same role he's filled with both the Packers and Bears. He does have some special teams experience, but hasn't played much there since his last year with Green Bay in 2019. While with the Bears, he ended up playing less than 5% of their special teams snaps over two years.