Saints announce a deal with former Bengals WR Stanley Morgan

Here’s another veteran added to the New Orleans Saints receiving corps. On Friday, the team announced a deal with former Cincinnati Bengals wideout Stanley Morgan — a New Orleans native who studied at St. Augustine High School. He played college football at Nebraska before turning pro with Cincinnati. And he’s listed at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds.

Morgan, 27, spent the first five years of his career with the Bengals as a backup behind stars like Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, totaling just 15 targets in 51 career games (catching 5 of them for 29 yards). But he’s been a very important player on special teams for Cincinnati with 909 snaps covering punts and kickoffs.

So look for Morgan to compete for a role on special teams. The Saints have added two veteran receivers in as many days after signing Cedrick Wilson Jr. from the Miami Dolphins, but that still puts them at less than half the total brought into training camp a season ago. There are seven, maybe eight vacancies still open, so expect more additions.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire