The New Orleans Saints made a bit of a splash on Tuesday evening when it was reported that they had an agreement with free agent tight end Nick Vannett on a three-year contract, but who is he? Does adding him to the equation matter much, in the greater scheme of things?
If nothing else, it’s a step in the right direction. Vannett is exactly the sort of middle-class talent the Saints have been lacking this offseason, and they’ll need plenty of players like him to round out the depth chart and prepare for a long season. Here’s some quick information to file away on the newest member of the black and gold: