Nick Vannett did not need to wade within the free agent waters too lengthy earlier than discovering a brand new dwelling within the NFL. Only a day after the tight finish’s launch from the Denver Broncos turned official, Vannett has agreed to phrases on a three-year take care of the New Orleans Saints, in keeping with Mike Garafolo of the NFL Community.
Vannett initially entered the league as a third-round draft alternative of the Seattle Seahawks out of Ohio State in 2016. He spent the primary three-plus years of his profession with Pete Carroll’s membership earlier than Seattle shipped him to the Pittsburgh Steelers within the early levels of the 2019 common season. Each spots weren’t significantly fruitful for Vannett as a move catcher, with the tight finish totaling 591 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns over the primary 4 years of his profession.
Final spring, the 28-year-old signed a two-year, $5.7 million take care of the Broncos however was largely used as a blocking tight finish in 2020. In 15 video games performed in Denver, Vannett tallied simply 14 receptions for 95 yards and a landing.
New Orleans did lose veteran tight ends Jared Prepare dinner (Los Angeles Chargers) and Josh Hill (Detroit Lions) after releasing them earlier this offseason as a result of wage cap points, leaving snaps that wanted to be crammed of their absence. Given his earlier manufacturing within the league, Vannett should not be anticipated to fit into Prepare dinner’s former position inside the Saints offense. As a substitute, that might go to 2020 third-round decide Adam Trautman whereas Vannett replenishes the depth on the place and turns into a strong blocking presence.