The New Orleans Saints are working out veteran wide receivers Hakeem Nicks, Denarius Moore and Vincent Brown, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. They also worked out WR Nathan Palmer, according to the New Orleans Advocate.
It’s unclear if the Saints are intent on adding a veteran to their wide receiver group or are just updating their ready list. The Saints added a big receiver in Michael Thomas in Round 2 of the NFL draft last month, but they still have a veteran void after releasing Marques Colston.
The oldest receiver on New Orleans’ roster is 23.
Nicks, 28, had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the New York Giants in 2010 and 2011 and helped them win a Super Bowl in that '11 season. The former first-round draft pick has a total of 5,081 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons, but his career has stalled in recent years.
Nicks spent one season in Indianapolis in 2014, then got cut by the Tennessee Titans last summer before returning to the Giants for the final six games of the 2015 season. Nicks also worked out for the Saints after he was released by the Titans last year.
Brown, 27, has 941 receiving yards and three touchdowns in four seasons with the San Diego Chargers and Raiders.
Palmer, 27, has bounced around with six different teams since 2012, mostly in offseason camps and on practice squads. He has just one career catch for negative-4 yards.