Saints sign receiver Brandon Marshall (1 Viewer)

By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

The New Orleans Saints went from a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a six-timer Monday when they signed veteran Brandon Marshall to a one-year deal to replace Dez Bryant.

Sean Payton confirmed the signing on Monday.

When asked what he liked about Marshall's workout, Payton said, "He moved around well. He's smart, he's experienced, he's someone that's been in a number of systems. And overall he had a good workout. He's got good length and size. He's another big target."

Both receivers auditioned for the Saints this past Tuesday. And sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Saints were impressed enough with Marshall's workout that they considered signing him even before Bryant tore his Achilles in practice on Friday.

Asked if the Saints were looking for a certain "type" receiver since Marshall and Bryant are both bigger red-zone targets, Payton said, "Yeah, I thought size was important, but experience and someone that we felt had strong hands." ...

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