The New Orleans Saints continue to make moves to beef up their roster.
They received two first-round picks and a sixth-round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles to build around quarterback Jameis Winston.
But they didn’t stop there because they’ve also signed defensive end Taco Charlton to a one-year contract.
However, they announced the transaction with a single taco emoji.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 4, 2022
Charlton last played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, wherein he had 18 tackles, and one pass defended in 11 games.
The 27-year-old was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 but was waived in the final year of his rookie contract.
The Kansas City Chiefs picked him up but released him during the 2021 offseason.
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From the 18th overall pick they originally had, the Saints now own the 16th and 19th draft selections.
Multiplying their picks gives them more opportunities to build their roster, especially at wide receiver and defensive end.
Luckily, the 2022 NFL Draft is deep at both positions, allowing them to become competitive again.
Charlton’s deal is essentially an audition to help New Orleans’ cause.
He has underperformed for most of his career, and the Saints would like to get his best version.
It would be a win for New Orleans if Charlton showed the talent that made him a first-rounder.
Likewise, the Saints will bring him back on a longer contract.
The team can let him go if he doesn’t without eating up a huge financial responsibility.