The Saints have added a veteran tight end who’s shown some blocking ability in his NFL career.
The club signed Richard Quinn, most recently with Washington, on Tuesday, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
The 27-year-old Quinn was a second-round pick of the Broncos five years ago. In his two seasons with Denver (2009-2010), he caught just one total pass, but he got a positive grade as a run blocker in both campaigns from Pro Football Focus. In addition to two stints with Washington, Quinn has also spent time with Cincinnati and Arizona.
The Saints had five tight ends on the roster before adding Quinn, but rookie Je’Ron Hamm has been out of late. According to Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Hamm suffered a stinger on Saturday.