The New Orleans Saints signed veteran wideout Patrick Crayton, the team announced Monday.
The move comes after the Saints received word last week wide receiver Joe Morgan would miss the entire season with an ACL tear. Morgan caught only 10 passes last season but gained 381 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Crayton, 34, didn't play last season. A seventh-round pick by Dallas in 2004, Crayton started 32 games with the Cowboys over a six-year period. In 2007, the best year of his career, Crayton hauled in 50 passes for 697 yards and seven touchdowns.
In the 2010 and 2011 seasons in San Diego, Crayton caught 51 passes for 762 yards. Saints head coach Sean Payton was Dallas' assistant head coach from 2003 to 2005.