Imagine you're Steve Breaston. A week ago you're home in Woodland Hills Pa. wondering if you're NFL career is in jeopardy. Days later you're in New Orleans catching passes from Drew Brees and staring at a golden opportunity to be the No. 3 receiver for the New Orleans Saints.

Not a bad turn of events for the veteran receiver who was on the street and recently was beaten out for a job with the Detroit Lions by Chaz Schilens.

Breaston must feel like the guy who tried to rent a Ford Focus and was upgraded to a Cadillac.

"I'm in a blessed situation here I know that" Breaston said Wednesday. "Now I've just got to take advantage of the opportunity so I can stay here."

Breaston knows his good fortune is tied to Joe Morgan's misfortune. The third-year speedster's season-ending knee injury was the impetus for the Saints' call to Breaston's agent Eric Metz this weekend.

That a receiver of Breason's caliber remained on the street this late is summer is rare. Breaston averaged 60 catches and 805 yards a season for the Cardinals and Chiefs from 2008 to 2011. He also shined on punt and kickoff returns. Then his production dropped dramatically last season and the Chiefs cut him loose in February. Breaston received interest from the Steelers and Lions but failed to land a job until now.

Teams likely were scared off by a knee condition that slowed Breaston last season. Inflammation and early arthritic conditions led Breaston to reportedly consider a Regenokine knee procedure that Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez underwent in Germany to revive their careers. Breaston ultimately decided to forgo the treatment and was training in New York and Pennsylvania when the Saints called.