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The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 462 votes 78 voters 2.7k views39 items

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The New Orleans Saints have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Saints tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in offensive schemes, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens with the evolution of this position, these New Orleans tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great New Orleans Saints players such as Jimmy Graham, Hoby Brenner, and Benjamin Watson, who could count among the best NFL players ever, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in Saints franchise history.

So who’s the greatest tight end in New Orleans Saints history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the city of New Orleans? Vote below for who you think is the best New Orleans Saints tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top New Orleans Saints players ever.

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  • 1
    Jimmy Graham

    2010-2014

    Saints stats: 78 games played, 386 receptions, 4,752 yards, 51 TDs

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    Jeremy Shockey

    2008-2010

    Saints stats: 38 games played, 139 receptions, 1,460 yards, 6 TDs

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    Hoby Brenner

    1981-1993

    Saints stats: 175 games played, 267 receptions, 3,849 yards, 21 TDs

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    Henry Childs

    1974-1980

    Saints stats: 87 games played, 207 receptions, 3,224 yards, 27 TDs

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    Benjamin Watson

    2013-2015, 2018

    Saints stats: 63 games played, 148 receptions, 1,587 yards, 12 TDs

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    John Tice

    1983-1992

    Saints stats: 134 games played, 158 receptions, 1,603 yards, 15 TDs

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    Irv Smith
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    Irv Smith

    1993-1997

    Saints stats: 66 games played, 134 receptions, 1,300 yards, 9 TDs

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    Boo Williams
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    Boo Williams

    2001-2004

    Saints stats: 59 games played, 107 receptions, 1,143 yards, 12 TDs

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    Larry Hardy
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    Larry Hardy

    1978-1985

    Saints stats: 101 games played, 71 receptions, 960 yards, 7 TDs

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    Wesley Walls

    1994-1995

    Saints stats: 31 games played, 95 receptions, 1,100 yards, 8 TDs

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    Josh Hill
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    Josh Hill

    2013-2018

    Saints stats: 87 games played, 83 receptions, 799 yards, 11 TDs

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    David Thomas

    2009-2012

    Saints stats: 48 games played, 81 receptions, 677 yards, 7 TDs

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    Billy Miller
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    Billy Miller

    2006-2008

    Saints stats: 41 games played, 86 receptions, 1,036 yards, 3 TDs

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    Paul Seal
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    Paul Seal

    1974-1976

    Saints stats: 42 games played, 69 receptions, 952 yards, 4 TDs

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    Coby Fleener

    2016-2017

    Saints stats: 27 games played, 72 receptions, 926 yards, 5 TDs

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    Ray Poage
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    Ray Poage

    1967-1970

    Saints stats: 48 games played, 58 receptions, 793 yards, 5 TDs

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    Cam Cleeland

    1998-1999, 2001

    Saints stats: 36 games played, 93 receptions, 1,147 yards, 11 TDs

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    Jimmy Hester
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    Jimmy Hester

    1967-1969

    Saints stats: 29 games played, 22 receptions, 354 yards, 3 TD

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    Ernie Conwell

    2003-2006

    Saints stats: 41 games played, 57 receptions, 614 yards, 5 TDs

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    Mark Campbell
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    Mark Campbell

    2006, 2008

    Saints stats: 23 games played, 30 receptions, 285 yards, 2 TDs

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    Greg Scales
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    Greg Scales

    1988-1991

    Saints stats: 44 games played, 21 receptions, 196 yards, 2 TDs

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    John Farquhar
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    John Farquhar

    1997-1998

    Saints stats: 16 games played, 18 receptions, 266 yards, 1 TD

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    Frank Wainright
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    Frank Wainright

    1991-1993

    Saints stats: 43 games played, 10 receptions, 146 yards, 0 TDs

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    Rich Caster

    1981

    Saints stats: 4 games played, 7 receptions, 108 yards, 0 TDs

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    Monty Stickles
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    Monty Stickles

    1968

    Saints stats: 13 games played, 15 receptions, 206 yards, 2 TDs