Tuesday will be interesting in New Orleans. Two of this generation’s best wide receivers will work out for the Saints.
The Seahawks released Marshall last week, and the 13th-year veteran auditioned for the Lions on Monday. He may now be competing with Bryant and at least one other wideout for a spot with the Saints. Both Marshall and Bryant are possession receivers at this stage of their careers, so the Saints may be exploring this type of skill set to add to their potent attack.
New Orleans already has a top-flight No. 1 receiver in Michael Thomas and a rookie deep threat in Tre’Quan Smith. Alvin Kamara serves as an elite pass-catching back as well. Ben Watson leads the Saints’ tight ends with 292 receiving yards. The Saints also have Cameron Meredith and Austin Carr on a roster that houses only four wide receivers. Return specialist Tommylee Lewis, though, is in line to come off IR in the near future.
Now 34, Marshall is nearing the end of his quality NFL run. Eight times a 1,000-yard receiver (with four different teams), Marshall caught 11 passes with the Seahawks this season. His role in Seattle diminished as the season progressed, leading to the release. He’d obviously be an interesting fit, as would Bryant, on a Saints team with Super Bowl aspirations. Marshall has notably never played in a playoff game in 12 full NFL seasons.