New Orleans Saints Work Out Wide Receivers Jason Hill And Deon Butler
It looks like the New Orleans Saints are looking for some depth at the wide receiver position, as they have worked out wide receivers Jason Hill and Deon Butler. The Saints parted ways with wide receiver Greg Camarillo last week and are looking to bolster their receiving corps.
Hill was signed by the Denver Broncos in February but did not make the 53-man roster. Hill is a five year veteran, and last season he made 25 receptions for 367 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has decent size, as he stands 6’0″ 202 pounds, and has reliable hands. If the Saints did sign him he would be very low on the depth chart but would provide insurance in case another wide receiver gets injured.
Butler was cut by the Seattle Seahawks after a three year stint with the team. Butler was a 2009 third round pick by the Seahawks, and showed promise before he suffered a broken leg in 2010. He played five games for the Seahawks last season as he was still rehabbing his injured leg.
During his time with Seattle, Butler had 57 catches for 611 yards and four touchdowns. Butler’s workout with the Saints is the first one he has had since the Seahawks let him go. If the Saints did sign Butler it would be to add depth to their wide receiver unit, and it does not hurt to have an insurance policy. Furthermore, at 5’10″ 182 pounds Butler has a lot of upside and is a speedster type of receiver that could fit in the Saints system.
However, with Joseph Morgan as the team’s speedster receiver it would be difficult for Butler to move up the depth chart. The Saints could very well sign one if not both of these receivers as they look to add depth at the wide receiver position. I think it is a smart move considering the early injuries to Marques Colston and Devery Henderson. For a team like the Saints it does not hurt having many receivers on the roster.