When Michael Thomas pulled a cellphone from the post-scoring Sunday against the Rams, what is he trying to dial up some veteran help? Probably not, but reports The Saints could have come to supplement Thomas's talents.
According to NFL Network's Jane Slater, Dez Bryant is among three receivers set for workouts in New Orleans on Tuesday. Her colleague Ian Rapoport subsequently reported Brandon Marshall would be among the group with the third free agent as yet unidentified.
Bryant has been released by the Cowboys in April, while Marshall was recently cut loose by the Seahawks. At 30 and 34, respectively, they'll bring a combined 21 NFL seasons, nine Pro Bowl nods and 156 touchdown grabs to the reported workout.
The Saints, meanwhile, have a young star in the 25-year-old Thomas, who set a franchise record with 211 receiving yards during the 45-35 triumph over the previously undefeated Rams. However, apart from his 12 receptions in that game, New Orleans just got two catches for 23 yards from its other wide receivers, all by rookie Tre'Quan Smith, even as Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns.
Ted Ginn to the injured reserve list, but the Saints have gotten little off-season acquisition Cam Meredith and second-year receiver Austin Carr, who was an undrafted free agent , Alvin Kamara, but it may well be intrigued by the notion that Bryant, in particular, might have left something in the tank.
It has not been released in a full-year, but it has not been published on the market and has made a three-year contract offer from the Ravens. The former first-round pick was NFC East, all the better to torment his ex-team, and the Saints could provide him with an opportunity for revenge; they play the Cowboys on Nov. 29.
If Marshall winds up on the saints, they would be seventeen NFL team, following stints with the Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets and Giants before he's hit six games in Seattle. During that span span, Marshall caught 11 passes on 23 targets for 136 yards and a touchdown.
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