On Friday, the New Orleans Saints signed kicker Aldrick Rosas and safety Jeff Heath. In order to make room for those two veterans, the front office parted ways with tight end Josh Pederson.
Pederson, the son of former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, signed with the Saints two weeks ago.
After going undrafted earlier this year, Pederson signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. He was waived by the 49ers in August because they already had too much depth at tight end.
The Saints took a chance on Pederson with the hope that he could potentially crack their rotation this season. However, those plans never came to fruition.
Fortunately for the Saints, they still have Adam Trautman, Juwan Johnson and Nick Vannett at tight end.
The Saints have waived TE Josh Pederson, son of former Eagles’ coach Doug Pederson, to make room for new K Aldrick Rosas.
The team is also working out veteran safeties Jeff Heath and Andrew Sendejo.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 20, 2021
It’s unclear at this time if another NFL team is willing to take a shot on Pederson before the start of the regular season. Perhaps there’s a team out there that sees potential in the Louisiana-Monroe product.
Over the course of his college career, Pederson had 99 receptions for 1,191 yards and 11 touchdowns. His best season came during his junior year in 2019 when he had 567 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, which resulted in him earning All-Sun Belt first-team honors.
With the preseason almost over, Pederson may have to spend the 2021 season on an NFL team’s practice squad.
The post Saints Make Decision On Son Of Former Super Bowl-Winning Coach appeared first on The Spun.
Leave a Reply