Saints To Sign WR Cedrick Wilson Jr.

Cedrick Wilson Jr. is back in the NFC. Following a two-year stop in Miami, the wide receiver is set to sign with the Saints, according to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports. Wilson will be inking a two-year deal with New Orleans.

Wilson made a name for himself in Dallas, transforming from little-used sixth-round pick into a consistent member of the offense. The receiver had a career year in 2021 despite playing alongside CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup. Wilson finished that campaign with 45 catches for 602 yards and six touchdowns, and he added another five receptions in his lone playoff game.

Wilson parlayed that performance into a three-year, $22.8MM deal with the Dolphins in 2022. Unfortunately, he could never establish himself as the true WR3 behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. While Wilson got into 30 games through his two seasons with the Dolphins, he was limited to only 34 catches for 432 yards and three scores. The veteran restructured his deal last offseason, making him a free agent following the 2023 campaign.

Michael Thomas was cut by the Saints earlier this week, leaving the team with a barren WRs depth chart. The grouping is still led by Chris Olave, but the rest of the WRs room consists only of Rashid Shaheed and A.T. Perry. The team will surely add more depth before the offseason is through, but Wilson should have an opportunity to contribute regardless of any future acquisitions.

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