Saints signed WR Jontre Kirklin, per source.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) August 5, 2023
Kirklin last played football with the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks. In 4 games, he recorded 225 yards and 4 touchdowns, averaging 16.9 yards per reception before a chest injury ended his season.
Kirklin’s signing is not surprising since he has proven that he can play at a professional level. After going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft and he had a brief run with the Arizona Cardinals playing in the XFL’s spring league.
Unfortunately, the Saints reported a long list of injuries on after Saturday’s training camp practice that Saints head coach Dennis Allen doesn’t believe are serious, “but they are soft-tissue injuries.”
Saturday’s injury report includes Eno Benjamin (Achilles), defensive lineman Bryan Bresee (calf), linebacker Demario Davis (calf), wide receiver Rashid Shaheed (groin), and wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith (groin).