We now know who the third man is. Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall are making trips to New Orleans to work out for the Saints, and on an interestingly high-profile list that’s been steadily forming Monday night, so will Kamar Aiken.
A veteran who played in five games for the Eagles this season, Aiken will join Bryant and Marshall for this audition, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Though he’s considerably behind the other two in accomplishments, Aiken’s only in his age-29 season. Bryant, though, just turned 30. Marshall is 34.
Aiken’s known for his time with the Ravens, but he hasn’t found much success since. With the Colts last season, the slot target caught just 15 passes for 133 yards. His 2015 Ravens season produced 75 receptions, 944 yards and five touchdown grabs — all career highs.
Despite their 7-1 record and No. 7-ranked passing attack, the Saints are doing their due diligence with some recognizable pass-catchers.