Fullbacks, once the offensive crown jewels of the sport, are somewhat of a dying breed these days.
The 33-year-old Kuhn had been clamoring for another chance to play and made his desires public, saying "I want to play because I still enjoy it, I still love it, I'm still in shape, I'm still ready to go," in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. After New Orleans lost fullback Austin Johnsonto a knee injury this week, the Saints were in need of help, even if the position is just a part-time role in their offense.
Fullbacks often go replaced entirely by a second or third tight end in some schemes. Despite a reduced role in Green Bay, and likely a similar role in New Orleans, Kuhn's signing is proof that fullbacks still carry some value in today's game.