A number of media reports citing unnamed sources early Monday afternoon said the New Orleans Saints signed wide receiver Steve Breaston to a one-year contract.
The news follows Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan’s leaving the Black and Gold scrimmage early on Saturday after being hit. Furthermore, wide receiver Marques Colston has been on the physically unable to perform, or PUP, list with a foot injury for the duration of the team’s training camp.
Coach Sean Payton has not addressed the situation with Morgan, but it appears he will miss time, given Breaston’s signing.
Breaston, 29, was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 draft by the Arizona Cardinals and remained there until 2011. He signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with Kansas City in 2011, when the Chiefs were under the direction of head coach Todd Haley; but he was released in February after one season with coach Romeo Crenel.
Breaston’s best year was in 2008 with the Cardinals, when he had 77 receptions for 1,006 yards and three touchdowns. He caught seven passes for 74 yards and no touchdowns last season.
According to a report from ESPN, Breaston has dealt with knee inflammation since last season ended, but his agent has previously said MRIs revealed nothing alarming.
The Saints are set to practice late this afternoon. The Advocate will have more about the situation then. The Boston Globe first reported the deal between Breaston and the Saints.
According to reports on Sunday, the Saints were to host free agent wideout Laurent Robinson on Monday as well.