Nick Toon WR NO 5 Days
Despite playing the majority of his snaps with the first-team offense, Toon didn't catch a pass on two targets in Saturday's third preseason game against the Colts.
Though Toon's night was uninspiring, the big news was that presumed starter Kenny Stills aggravated his quadriceps injury in Saturday's exhibition, which could put his Week 1 status in doubt. Toon is a different type of receiver than Stills, but he could still be in line for a bump in snaps, along with rookie Brandin Cooks, if Stills is forced to miss any regular season time with the injury.
Nick Toon WR NO 13 Days
Starting in place of Kenny Stills (quad), Toon caught one pass for six yards on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Titans.
Toon is unlikely to push Stills for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, and rookie first-round pick Brandin Cooks appears destined for slot duties. That leaves Toon as the likely No. 4 wide receiver, a role that means more in New Orleans than nearly anywhere else. Should he in fact enter the season as the Saints' No. 4 wideout, Toon would be just one injury away from regular playing time in a high-powered offense.
Nick Toon WR NO 20 Days
Toon caught three passes for 11 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Rams.
WHile the production was nothing to write home about, more importantly was the fact that Toon played significant snaps with the Saints' nominal starting unit. Lining up opposite Marques Colston at times in the first quarter, the early playing time could be indicative that the Saints view Toon as a big part of their offensive scheme. If Toon can continue to earn reps with the starters, he could be a player to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
Nick Toon WR NO 23 Days
Toon is listed as a second-string wide receiver on the Saints' unofficial depth chart released in advance of Friday's preseason opener.
While preseason depth charts should almost always be taken with a grain of salt, as the regular season is still nearly a month away, Toon unsurprisingly lands behind first-teamers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills. Also listed on the second team with Toon is Robert Meachem, and Brandin Cooks and Andy Tanner are positioned on the third team. Toon has impressed this offseason and he has a real shot at being a fantasy factor, particularly in deeper leagues as a red zone target, given his prototypical size and athleticism.
Nick Toon WR NO 29 Days5 Comments
The Times-Picayune has named Nick Toon one of the most impressive players at Saints camp so far.
Toon has "consistently come up with catches on nearly every pass pattern." It sounds like rapid improvement from last season, when he played on just 205 snaps and was active for just eight games, looking overmatched when asked to fill in for Lance Moore.
Nick Toon WR NO 3 Months
The Times-Picayune's Katherine Terrell believes WR Nick Toon as the "edge" in the battle for the Saints' fourth receiver job.
Terrell is the second Saints' reporter to single out Toon in the last month. ESPN's Mike Triplett recently said Toon could see "significant" playing time this season. Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, and rookie Brandin Cooks are locked in as the top-three, but Toon appears to be in the drivers seat for the No. 4 wide receiver duties in New Orleans this season.
Nick Toon WR NO 3 Months
ESPN Saints' reporter Mike Triplett believes WR Nick Toon has a chance at "significant" playing time this season.
Triplett admits Toon could be cut if he struggles in the preseason, but he sees a "much better chance" Toon cracks the top-four wide receivers in New Orleans and earns a fair amount of playing time. Toon only saw 12 targets in 205 offensive snaps last season and was primarily used as a blocker. He can be safely ignored in fantasy leagues.
Nick Toon WR NO 4 Months
ESPN's Mike Triplett reports the Saints remain high on Nick Toon's potential.
Toon struggled when filling in for Lance Moore last season and was active for just eight games as a rookie. He should open training camp as the No. 4 wideout depending on what the Saints do in the draft. If Toon can put together a strong preseason, Joe Morgan and Robert Meachem will likely be competing for one roster spot.
Nick Toon WR NO 9 Months
Saints declared WR Nick Toon, TE Josh Hill, QB Ryan Griffin, S Rafael Bush, DB Trevin Wade, LB Keyunta Dawson, and DL Tyrunn Walker inactive for Week 15 against the Rams.
The Saints are relatively healthy. Hill, the No. 3 tight end, has a hamstring injury. Special teams ace Bush is battling an ankle issue.
Nick Toon WR NO 9 Months
Saints declared WR Nick Toon, FS Rafael Bush, QB Ryan Griffin, CB Trevin Wade, LB Keyunta Dawson, OT Terron Armstead, and DE Glenn Foster inactive for Week 14 against the Panthers.
The Saints don't have any major injuries heading into Week 14. Toon has been a healthy inactive the last two games. Bush and Bunkley remain week to week.