We knew that Laurent Robinson was set to work out for the Saints on Monday, but he wasn’t the only veteran wide receiver showing off his talents at Saints camp.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Steve Breaston was also working out for New Orleans and that his workout was impressive enough for him to earn a contract with the team. Presumably that leaves Robinson to hunt for work elsewhere, a task that has been fruitless through visits with several teams since camp opened.
Breaston was cut by the Chiefs at the start of the offseason after catching just seven passes in 2012, the second year of a five-year, $23 million deal that he signed before the 2011 season. He’s visited with a few different teams, but questions about the condition of his knee may have contributed to his continued unemployment.
The Saints saw wide receiver Joe Morgan get hurt during this weekend’s scrimmage, which is problematic since Morgan has been installed in Marques Colston’s usual spot in the starting lineup on the team’s initial depth chart. Colston is on the PUP list because of a foot injury, so there’s a need for bodies at the position and Breaston could wind up carving out more of a role than that if he can regain the form that saw him average 60 catches a year from 2008 through 2011.