Fields was filling in for injured starter Thomas Morstead over the past two weeks. His release would seem to indicate that Morstead is healing from his strained quadriceps, though the Saints’ first injury report doesn’t come out until Wednesday.
The Saints have also been thin at wide receiver since starter Marques Colston suffered a shoulder injury two weeks ago. They used Joseph Morgan as their fourth receiver last Thursday against the Atlanta Falcons, but he only played four snaps. Neither Morgan nor third receiver Brandon Coleman caught a pass in the Saints’ 31-21 victory over Atlanta.
Graham, 26, is 5-foot-11, 188 pounds with dynamic speed. He spent his first three seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and New York Jets after being drafted in the third round by the Bills in 2012. Graham started 17 games over two years in Buffalo with a total of 54 catches for 683 yards and three touchdowns.
Graham played in three games for the Jets last year with three catches for 87 yards and a touchdown. He also returned kickoffs for the Jets -- something he excelled at in college at North Carolina State. Graham could also potentially serve as a gunner in kick coverage.
Graham’s signing was first reported by the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.