Saints Bring Back Veteran Wide Receiver Ahead of Week 1

The New Orleans Saints are bringing back a veteran wide receiver.
The New Orleans Saints are bringing back a veteran wide receiver. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Teams across the NFL continue to reshuffle their opening Week 1 rosters ahead of kickoff for the 2021 season. That includes the New Orleans Saints, who re-signed veteran wide receiver Chris Hogan to the active 53-man roster on Monday.

NFL insider Mike Garafolo first reported the news, citing the Saints were "impressed" by the 33-year-old wideout after an extended tryout during training camp this summer.

Chris Hogan Saints

Heading into the start of the 2021 season, the Saints' wide receiver depth chart takes on a completely new look. Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Michael Thomas starts the season on the physically unable to perform list after offseason ankle injury. New Orleans also lost Emmanuel Sanders, who led the team in targets last year, to the Buffalo Bills in free agency.

Hogan enters his 10th NFL season following stints with the Bills, New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and New York Jets. In 2020, the two-time Super Bowl champion saw action in five games, recording 14 receptions on 26 targets for 118 yards. He's recorded five seasons with at least 500-plus receiving yards and recently had a stint in the Premier Lacrosse League.

New Orleans enters Week 1 as 4-point home underdogs against the Green Bay Packers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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