Pathon, a fourth year man out of Washington, will be the Saints starting receiver opposite Joe Horn. The signing of Pathon likely means that veteran UFA WR WIllie Jackson will not be back in 2003.
The Saints beat out the Colts and the Vikings for Pathon, both of who offered big money to the speedy receiver. Pathon felt the Saints had more to offer him and so the 6'0", 182-pounder inked a deal with the Saints.
In just four games with Indianapolis last year, Pathon caught 24 balls for 330 yards and two touchdowns. He gives the Saints a young, playmaking receiver opposite Joe Horn who will surely make a run at the 1,000 yard receiving mark.