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The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Saints

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2010-2014

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

2
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2008-2010

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

3
Henry Childs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

1974-1980

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

4
Hoby Brenner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

1981-1993

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

5
Irv Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Irv Smith

1993-1997

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

6
John Tice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

1983-1992

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

7
Billy Miller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Billy Miller

2006-2008

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

8
Larry Hardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Larry Hardy

1978-1985

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

9
Josh Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Josh Hill

2013-2018

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

10
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2013-2015, 2018

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

11
Boo Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Boo Williams

2001-2004

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

12
David Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2009-2012

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

13
Wesley Walls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

1994-1995

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

14
Coby Fleener is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2016-2017

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

15
Ray Poage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Ray Poage

1967-1970

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

16
Paul Seal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Paul Seal

1974-1976

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

17
Eric Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2007

Saints stats: 14 games played, 48 receptions, 378 yards, 2 TDs

18
Cam Cleeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

1998-1999, 2001

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

19
Jimmy Hester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Jimmy Hester

1967-1969

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

20
Frank Wainright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Frank Wainright

1991-1993

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

21
Brooks Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Brooks Williams

1978-1981

Saints stats: 51 games played, 33 receptions, 423 yards, 2 TDs

22
Rich Caster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

1981

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

23
Tony Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Tony Johnson

1996-1998

Saints stats: 27 games played, 9 receptions, 97 yards, 1 TD

24
Michael Hoomanawanui is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time
Michael Hoomanawanui

2015, 2017

Saints stats: 26 games played, 17 receptions, 128 yards, 4 TDs

25
Ernie Conwell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Tight Ends Of All Time

2003-2006

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