Saints Sign WR Equanimeous St. Brown

After two seasons with the Bears, Equanimeous St. Brown will move to a third NFC team. The former Packers draftee agreed to a deal with the Saints on Friday. It is a one-year agreement.

The 6-foot-5 wide receiver spent the past two seasons in Chicago, after playing out his rookie contract in Green Bay. St. Brown, 27, will join a Saints team that ended an eight-year Michael Thomas partnership recently. The team did add Cedrick Wilson Jr. in free agency, however.

Like fellow Friday signing Kellen Mond, St. Brown has a connection with Andrew Janocko. The new Saints QBs coach held the same position during St. Brown’s Bears tenure. St. Brown said (via’s Mike Triplett) Janocko reached out to him in free agency to help this signing across the goal line.

An injury limited St. Brown to seven games last season, but the former sixth-round pick did accumulate 323 yards on 21 receptions in 2022 — in an offense that featured a heavy emphasis on the ground game. St. Brown will join a more traditional pass offense in New Orleans.

Obviously not on the level of younger brother Amon-Ra St. Brown, Equanimeous has surpassed 120 receiving yards in just two of his six NFL seasons. After a 328-yard 2018 rookie year, St. Brown missed all of 2019 and ultimately became a role player to close out his Packers contract. He will be set to vie for a depth role in New Orleans.

Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed remain the top Saints receivers, with Wilson set for an auxiliary role after not living up to his $8MM-per-year Dolphins deal. A.T. Perry, chosen in last year’s sixth round, averaged 20.5 yards per reception as a rookie. New Orleans also signed Stanley Morgan early in free agency. The team should still be expected to add a piece in the draft, but St. Brown provides an experienced role player for the time being.

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