Dan Arnold

Dan Arnold

Wide Receiver #85
Team: New Orleans Saints
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 225 lb.
College:Wisconsin-Platteville
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Dan Arnold: Flashes in brief stint with team

Arnold posted six receptions (on 10 targets) for 102 yards and two touchdowns in three games with the Cardinals in 2019.

Analysis: A late-season pickup off waivers, Arnold made his presence felt, which cannot be said for the other TEs employed by the Cards this season. Both Charles Clay (calf) and Maxx Williams barely surpassed 200 receiving yards while playing entire campaigns (sans Week 17 for the former). Looking at the efficiency metrics in Arnold's brief career to date -- 8.4 YPT and three TDs on 33 targets in 15 games between Arizona and New Orleans -- Arnold has flashed receiving talent in two locales that promote it. With Clay set for unrestricted free agency in March, Arnold and Williams are set to serve as the team's top tight ends next year, assuming no other additions at the position.

January 9, 2020 5:49 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Makes one catch Sunday

Arnold gathered in one of three passes for 20 yards during Sunday's 27-13 victory at Seattle.

Analysis: Both Arnold and Darrell Daniels, the Cardinals' reserve tight ends, experienced an uptick in usage due to Charles Clay's early departure due to a knee issue. While he was third in offensive snaps (18 of 69) behind Maxx Williams (45) and Daniels (23), Arnold's three targets matched that of the duo combined. Kyler Murray expressed a positive sentiment toward Arnold after hooking up for a six-yard TD in Week 15, but the rookie QB suffered a mild hamstring injury this past Sunday, placing a cloud over their burgeoning rapport.

December 23, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Scores in debut in desert

Arnold tallied a six-yard touchdown reception during Sunday's 38-24 win versus the Browns.

Analysis: Ten days removed from the Cardinals claiming him off waivers from the Saints, Arnold suited up for the first time with the team and made an immediate impression, despite being a distant third in terms of offensive snap share at his position. Charles Clay (70 percent) and Maxx Williams (66) led the way, but Arnold made his one target count while playing 11 (of 61) snaps on offense. Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray spoke highly of Arnold afterward, telling Katherine Fitzgerald and Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, "I've never had a guy that big that can do what he can do." The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Arnold may just be able to carve out a niche as a red-zone threat during the final two games of the season.

December 16, 2019 5:54 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Plucked by Cards

The Cardinals claimed Arnold off waivers Thursday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Cut loose by the Saints this week, Arnold immediately finds a new home. On the season, Maxx Williams and Charles Clay have almost evenly split the TE snaps for the Cardinals (41.5 percent versus 41.0 percent of the snaps on offense, respectively). As a result, Arnold may not be much more than a depth option, if he's a part of the game-day roster at all, moving forward.

December 5, 2019 1:52 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Let go by New Orleans

Arnold was waived by the Saints on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Arnold was promoted from the practice squad in mid-October but was a healthy scratch for the last four games. The 24-year-old is a candidate to rejoin the practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

December 4, 2019 6:44 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Won't play Week 12

Arnold (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's clash with the Panthers.

Analysis: It will be the third consecutive game that Arnold will be healthy scratched. The Saints will instead roll with Jared Cook, Josh Hill and Jason Vander Laan as their tight ends for Week 12.

November 24, 2019 8:57 AM EST

Dan Arnold: Sitting out again

Arnold (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Arnold is a healthy scratch for the second straight game. In the two contests he's suited up this year, Arnold hauled in two of four targets for 25 scoreless yards.

November 17, 2019 8:45 AM EST

Dan Arnold: Joining Saints' practice squad

Arnold signed with the Saints' practice squad Sunday, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Arnold was waived Saturday, but will be able to stick around in New Orleans after going unclaimed. The Saints seem comfortable with Jared Cook and Josh Hill as their two options at tight end. Arnold appeared in 10 games last season with New Orleans, catching 12 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown.

September 1, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Finds end zone in preseason opener

Arnold caught two of three targets for 27 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 34-25 preseason loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Arnold finished third on the team in receiving yards and tied for third in targets, punctuating his performance with an 18-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was an impressive preseason debut for Arnold, who currently sits third on the depth chart behind Jared Cook and Josh Hill. Neither of his aforementioned teammates contributed in this one, but they should combine for a sizable share of the snaps in the next contest against the Chargers.

August 9, 2019 9:34 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Competing for roster spot

Arnold is competing for a roster spot, Sean Fazende of FOX 8 Sports reports.

Analysis: With Jared Cook and Josh Hill are locked into roster spots, there seems to be a competition brewing for the No. 3 role behind them. Joining Arnold in that endeavor is Garrett Griffin and seventh-round rookie Alize Mack. It seems to be a wide-open race at this point and only training camp will decide the victor. In 10 games with the Saints in 2018, Arnold caught 12 of 19 targets for 150 yards and one touchdown.

June 26, 2019 10:43 AM EST

Dan Arnold: Catches 12 passes in 2018

Arnold hauled in 12 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown while appearing in 10 games in 2018.

Analysis: Arnold spent his rookie year on injured reserve in 2017 after going undrafted out of division three Wisconsin-Platteville. He transitioned to tight end this offseason and flashed some potential for New Orleans. He'll look to continue improving at the position and work his way up the depth chart in 2019.

January 22, 2019 11:27 AM EST

Dan Arnold: Ready to go

Arnold (chest) does not have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Arnold was a full participant in Wednesday's practice after having been limited to begin the week. The second-year tight end picked up a chest injury during his Week 12 breakout game against the Falcons, in which he brought in four receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown, but appears to have fully recovered. He'll attempt to log another strong outing against the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

November 28, 2018 1:00 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Battling chest injury

Arnold has a chest injury and was a limited participant at Monday's practice.

Analysis: Arnold had a breakout effort with four receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown, but apparently didn't escape the game unscathed. The 23-year-old played only 12 offensive snaps -- including snaps late in the fourth quarter -- making the specifics of the injury unclear. Arnold will likely need to practice fully Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid an injury designation for Thursday's game at Dallas.

November 26, 2018 2:22 PM EST

Dan Arnold: Two catches in Week 11

Arnold caught two passes for 25 yards in Sunday's win against the Eagles.

Analysis: Arnold hauled in both his targets but the rookie tight end played just 15 of the Saints' 70 offensive snaps. While his role has grown the last few weeks, he remains third on the tight-end depth chart in New Orleans, behind Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson.

November 20, 2018 4:35 AM EST

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