Shockey a Saint?
Driving in to work today, I caught ESPN's Chris Mortensen talking on a New York sports talk radio show.
The question was about the New York Giants' situation at safety, then Mortensen dropped this morsel.
He said the Saints have talked to the Giants about tight end Jeremy Shockey. And that the Giants would be interested in a safety in return.
For the New York audience, that suggests Gibril Wilson might be leaving as a free agent.
For the Louisiana listeners, wow.
First of all, isn't the Saints' biggest problem on defense? I realize they could upgrade the tight end position with a healthy Shockey. And maybe the desire to add him says something about what they got from their receivers on the outside last year.
It's just that I would target defense before I would worry with the offense.
Mortensen went on to say that the Giants aren't shopping Shockey. And that other teams have also inquired about him.
Still, it's an interesting idea for Saints fans to ponder if nothing else.