The New Orleans Saints completed two roster moves on Tuesday’s update to the NFL’s daily transaction wire, waiving undrafted defensive back Jack Koerner (out of Iowa) to make room for free agent tight end Kahale Warring.
Warring is a former third round pick out of San Diego State, finishing his college career with 637 receiving yards and eight touchdown receptions. He was drafted by the Houston Texans, where he spent two and a half seasons before being waived in 2021 and playing a game each for the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Initially drafted highly due to his rare athleticism, posting an impressive 9.4 Relative Athletic Score, but has failed to offer much production so far in the NFL while managing a couple of injuries. He has played in nine games, and has three catches on seven targets. The Saints will attempt to get out of him what the Texans saw in order to spend a third-round selection on him.
He’ll now join a group of six other tight ends on the depth chart including Taysom Hill, Adam Trautman, Nick Vannett, Juwan Johnson, J.P. Holtz, and undrafted rookie Lucas Krull (from Pittsburgh). Warring has the tools to make the team, but his injury history could continue to slow him down.