The New Orleans Saints have made another addition to the tight end room as they’ve added veteran Jesse James to the roster on a one-year deal. The news was dropped by Field Yates via Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
After being drafted in 2015, James spent the next seven seasons in the NFL as he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first four years, played two years with the Detroit Lions, was with the Chicago Bears in 2021, and had a short stint with the Cleveland Browns before joining the Saints.
The former Penn State Nittany Lion’s best seasons were with the Black and Yellow between 2016-2018. In those seasons, James recorded a total of 112 receptions on 161 targets for 1,133 yards and eight touchdowns. In his entire career, he’s scored 12 touchdowns and on 157 catches for 1,522 yards.
New Orleans’ tight end room now includes Juwan Johnson, Taysom Hill, Foster Moreau, Jesse James, Lucas Krull, and Miller Forristall. Another signing that the Black and Gold made on Wednesday was the addition of fullback Jake Bargas.
Bargas was originally undrafted in 2020 and signed by the Minnesota Vikings. He played two games for the Vikings, including the historic Christmas Day game against the Saints when Alvin Kamara scored and tied an NFL record with six rushing touchdowns. The only other fullback on the roster is Adam Prentice, who has been in New Orleans since 2021.