Saints Negotiate Contract with Wide Receiver Jarred Fayson

And baby makes three! Jarred Fayson is the third undrafted free agent wide receiver to be signed by the Saints tonight. Not just that, but he's the third "Fighting Illini" that the Saints have picked up this off-season. The first two being Martez Wilson and Nate Bussey during the 2011 NFL Draft.

So can Fayson be the charm? We'll find out soon enough. Martez Wilson announced the acquisition of his former teammate:

Congrats to Fayson new saints teammate and once again another #illini

Make the jump to read up on some of Fayson's scouting reports.

From the Fighting Illini site:

2010 (Senior): Played in 12 games, starting five ... Second on the team with 38 catches for 355 yards and one touchdown ... Named the team's Most Improved Player at the annual postseason awards banquet ... Tallied four receptions for 31 yards in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Led team with five receptions for 79 yards at Michigan ... Did not play against Purdue (injury) ... Tied team high with three receptions for 33 yards, including a 17-yard TD in win over Indiana ... Led team with five receptions for 45 yards at Michigan State ... Secured a career-high eight receptions for a career-best 83 yards against Ohio State and also completed the first pass of his career, a 23-yarder to QB Nathan Scheelhaase, against the Buckeyes ... Athlon Sports preseason third team All-Big Ten.

2009 (Junior): Played in nine games, starting five ... Had 16 catches for 218 yards and one touchdown on the season ... Totaled a season-best 67 yards on two catches, including a career-long 55-yarder against No. 5 Cincinnati ... Returned from a knee injury and hauled in two catches for 29 yards and returned one punt eight yards against Northwestern ... Missed the Indiana and Purdue games with a quad/knee injury ... Had three punt returns for 6.7 yards per return against Michigan State ... Caught his first touchdown in an Illinois uniform with his 17-yard reception against Penn State ... Led team for second week with four catches and 39 yards against Illinois State ... Led team with four catches for 50 yards in the season opener against Missouri ... Named Athlon's top receiver transfer ... Earned preseason second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele Magazine.

2008: Enrolled at Illinois in January 2008 ... Sat out 2008 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

At Florida (2006-07): Was a part of the 2006 Florida national championship team ... Lined up at running back, wide receiver and was on both punt and kick return units in 2007 ... Played in 11 of 13 games, recording 12 catches for 148 yards and catching three touchdown passes ... Also rushed for 89 yards on 19 carries ... Was second on the team with eight punt returns for a 7.6 average ... As a freshman, in 2006, had one reception for one yard and carried the ball 14 times for 126 yards (9.0 avg.) in 13 games ... Had career-bests in carries (7) and yards (77) and scored his first career touchdown against Western Carolina with an eight-yard TD scamper ... Also recorded the longest run of his career with a 27-yard run versus the Catamounts ... Had three rushes for 11 yards against LSU ... Carried three times for 28 yards and caught one pass for nine yards against UCF.

Some of his numbers from NFL Draft Scout.


 

So how do you guys feel about all these wide receivers? Do you think any of them will make the team, either on the 53-man roster or the practice squad?

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