Not huge news but there is an impact
On the same day the Saints worked out a trade for Patriots safety Tebucky Jones, they have also found a new starting tight end.
SportsLine.com has learned that New Orleans has agreed to a five-year deal with free agent Ernie Conwell. Financial terms are unknown at this time, but Conwell is expected to sign the deal Tuesday.
Conwell is the top-rated tight end on the open market and represents a significant upgrade at the position for the Saints.
Last season with the Rams, Conwell had 34 receptions for 419 yards and two touchdowns.