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Is the Shockey deal dead?

Jeremy Shockey (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Saints reportedly came close to trading for New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey. But it didn't happen. Could the deal still be percolating? Saintsinsider.com examines what's going in this article, including comment from Scout.com insider Adam Caplan.

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton has a lot of respect for New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey. He was in New York when the Giants made Shockey a first-round pick. Which is part of the reason Payton tread lightly when Shockey's name came up during his press conference on Saturday to talk about Sedrick Ellis, the Saints' first-round pick. "(Saints GM) Mickey (Loomis) and I talked about...

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