After revamping their wide receiver corps over the offseason, the New Orleans Saints now have so much talent that
they’re left with tough decisions to make at the position ahead of the NFL roster cuts deadline on Aug. 30.
Incumbent wideouts Marquez Callaway and Tre’Quan Smith both looked like early roster
Destrehan native Kirk Merritt has made him hard to ignore in this conversation.
Merritt is one of those upgrades brought in during the offseason — he spent the 2021 season
on the Miami Dolphins practice squad and signed with New Orleans back in the spring.
He went on to finish the preseason with 6 catches on 8 targets, 40 receiving yards and a touchdown reception
but he’s been much more impactful than those numbers would suggest over the summer.
The wide receiver also pulled off a 59-yard kickoff return in the second preseason game
against the Green Bay Packers and showed that he can take snaps at running back in camp,