The Saints could use some tight end help after trading Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks on Tuesday. Here are six possibilities:
1) Jordan Cameron, Cleveland: Not to be confused with the Saints’ Cameron Jordan (with whom he appeared in an episode of “The League” last fall), Cameron was considered the fall-back choice for Seattle if the Seahawks didn’t land Julius Thomas, whose decision to go to Jacksonville helped pave the way for the Graham trade. Cameron had a big year in 2013 with 80 receptions 917 yards and nine touchdowns. But last year he was injured and played in only 10 games, suffering a third concussion.
2) Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati: Gresham reportedly was visiting with Oakland on Tuesday, but if the Saints have his agent’s number, they might want to give him a call. Gresham, a first-round pick in 2010 (when the Saints took Graham in the third round), had 62 receptions for 460 yards and five touchdowns last season.
3) Tony Moeaki, Seattle: Moeaki was waived by Buffalo last season and was picked up by the Seahawks in November. He appeared in only six games and, like all of the other Seattle tight ends, was not targeted by quarterback Russell Wilson in the Super Bowl. Yep, the available group is that thin.
In the draft
1) Clive Walford, Miami: Walford played in the slot, wide out with his hand down. Sound familiar? NFL Network’s Mike Mayock calls him “the most explosive tight end” in this year’s draft. If the Saints keep the No. 31 pick they just got — or better yet, wait until No. 44, when their second-round choice comes up — Walford should be available.
2) Rory “Busta” Anderson, South Carolina: Like Walford, Anderson split wide much of the time, but not as well. He also has had injury problems and is considered raw. Still, he can create mismatches and, if the Saints can make do with Ben Watson and Josh Hill, he might be worth a third-round pick.
3) Nick O’Leary, Florida State: The grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, O’Leary made his own name as one of Jameis Winston’s favorite targets, posting 48 receptions for 618 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. At 6-foot-3 and 247 pounds, he’s a bit undersized, so O’Leary probably will be available in the third round.