Saints kick the tires on some tight ends

While Jeremy Shockey avoided suffering fractured ribs in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints are still investigating what tight ends are on the market.

The team has kicked the tires on three free agents, according to a league source, bringing in Leroy Banks, DajLeon Farr and Dustin Mitchell for a look.

Shockey went for X-rays on Sunday after he caught a touchdown pass from Drew Brees on the 500th reception of his career. If Shockey misses time, it will probably mean more action for impressive rookie Jimmy Graham. Still, the Saints could be looking to cover themselves if Shockey misses some time.

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