Saints acquire Shockey for draft picks

Updated: July 22, 2008, 12:41 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Sean Payton's persistence finally won out. The New Orleans Saints acquired Jeremy Shockey for a second- and a fifth-round draft pick in 2009.

The deal was first reported by FoxSports.com.

"Jeremy is a player that we are excited to have on our roster. He is someone I am familiar with as a player," Payton said. "He brings a skill set to the position that I feel will be a tremendous benefit to our offense."

The Saints had been trying since February to acquire the disgruntled ...

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