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Saints Miss Out on Waiver Claim at Position of Need

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New Orleans Saints were beat on a recent waiver claim they made to address a position of need.
The New Orleans Saints were beat on a recent waiver claim they made to address a position of need. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints are currently hurting at tight end. Starter Adam Trautman was carted off of the field on Monday, and backup Nick Vannett will miss 2-4 weeks after suffering a knee injury in that same game.

New Orleans tried to boost their TE depth with a recent waiver claim, but they were beaten to the punch.

Saints Tight End 2021

The Saints made a claim for tight end Kahale Warring, who was recently cut by the Houston Texans. However, the New England Patriots also made a claim and had priority, so they came away with Warring instead. The Indianapolis Colts tried to land Warring as well, showing how much interest he had.

Warring was a third-round draft pick in 2019, but he saw just 7 targets over seven games for the Texans, all of which came last year.

The 6-foot-5 talent would've had a golden chance to fulfill his potential in New Orleans given the current injuries. But, New England also has a cache of talented TEs ahead of Warring, so it's possible the Saints could still pursue him if he's part of the Pats' final round of training camp cuts next week.

New Orleans has +110 odds to make the playoffs this year, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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