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Saints Negotiate Contract with Wide Receiver John Chiles

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The Saints have now picked up another undrafted free agent wide receiver in John Chiles from Texas. Chiles was previously a quarterback who switched over to wide receiver prior to the 2009 season. The former Longhorn got creative with his twitter announcement by including a nice picture:

Photo: Hope They have my size … lol

I've got some scouting reports on him below.


From Texas Sports:

Four-year letterman who made the switch to wide receiver from quarterback prior to 2009 spring drills ... served as Colt McCoy's top backup for two seasons ... played in 41 games (19 at QB/22 at WR), starting 15 as a wide receiver ... notched 65 receptions for 752 yards (11.6 ypc) and four TDs for his career ... completed 12-of-22 passes for 166 yards and two TDs ... gained 377 rushing yards on 91 attempts with four TDs ... appeared in 11 games, starting eight as a senior in 2010 ... caught 29 passes for 418 yards (14.4 ypc) and two TDs, while rushing twice for 18 yards ... appeared in 12 games at wide receiver, including six starts, in 2009 ... posted 34 receptions for 319 yards (9.3 ypc) and three TDs and rushed eight times for 37 yards ... saw action at quarterback, wide receiver and running back in 2008 ... appeared in 11 games ... completed 11-of-13 passes for 149 yards and two TDs ... rushed for 131 yards and two TDs on 45 carries ... completed one pass for 17 yards and rushed 36 times for 191 yards and two TDs as a true freshman in 2007 ... graduated early and enrolled at UT in January '07 to take part in spring drills ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2008) ... is on pace to graduate in spring with a degree in corporate communications.

SENIOR (2010)
Played in 11 games at wide receiver, including eight starts ... missed the Texas Tech game due to an injury ... caught 29 passes for 418 yards (14.4 ypc) and two TDs, while rushing twice for 18 yards ... his 14.4 yards per catch led the team ... posted one reception for 31 yards at Rice that put Texas at the Owls' 1-yard line ... registered four catches for 37 yards versus Wyoming ... grabbed three passes for 55 yards versus UCLA ... registered five receptions for a career-high 117 yards and one TD against Iowa State, including a career-long 46-yard reception ... caught three passes for 21 yards versus No. 25/24 Baylor ... tallied four catches for 29 yards at Kansas State ... caught two passes for 19 yards against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... grabbed a game-high and career-high matching five receptions for 65 yards against Florida Atlantic ... recorded two receptions for 33 yards against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.

JUNIOR (2009)
Appeared in 12 games, including seven starts at wide receiver missed two games due to an ankle injury posted 34 receptions for 319 yards (9.4 ypc) and three TDs also notched eight rushes for 36 yards posted three receptions and 35 receiving yards, including a 14-yard TD, against ULM earned team's Top Contributor award for his performance registered career highs with five receptions and 49 yards, including a 26-yard TD catch, at Wyoming hauled in three passes for 30 yards and had a career-long 34-yard run against Texas Tech posted four receptions for 41 yards versus UTEP equaled a career-high with five receptions for 21 yards against Colorado posted two receptions for 45 yards, including a career-long 34-yard TD, at Missouri added a 16-yard reception at Oklahoma State registered three receptions for 40 yards versus UCF caught four passes for 25 yards at Baylor posted two receptions for 16 yards against Kansas.

Some numbers on him at NFL Draft Scout.


So how do you feel about not one, but two wide receiver signings?