When the Kansas City Chiefs head to New Orleans Friday to take on the Saints, there will be a familiar face on the sidelines in Steve Breaston. The wide receiver came to terms with the Saints on a one-year deal Monday.
Saints coach Sean Payton touched on the signing briefly during his daily press conference.
“Breaston is a guy that can run and he’s had a lot of snaps in this league. He worked out well and we’ll see how he does.
Breaston spent the past two seasons with the Chiefs, though he was nearly invisible during last year’s disastrous 2-14 season. The complete lack of opportunities for Breaston in an offense that was starved for any sort of play making made for one of the oddest on-field situations in Kansas City.
During his first year in Kansas City, he proved to be a dependable target with 785 yards on 61 catches, including two touchdowns.
The best year of Breaston’s career came with the Arizona Cardinals back in 2008 when he caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards and three touchdowns. He spent four years in the desert before moving onto Kansas City for two seasons.
After he was released by the Chiefs, Breaston met with the Pittsburgh Steelers and looked like he might be able to reunite (again) with Todd Haley.