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Another 53 Man Roster Prediction

Have you seen enough of these by now? Ok here’s my 53 man roster:

QB (2) Drew Brees, Ryan Griffin

WR (6) Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, Nick Toon, *Robert Meachem, *Joe Morgan

RB (4) Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, Travaris Cadet

FB (2) *Erik Lorig, *Austin Johnson

TE (3) Jimmy Graham, Ben Watson, Josh Hill

C (2) Jonathan Goodwin, Tim Lelito

G (3) Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, *Senio Kelemete

T (3) Terron Armstead, Zach Strief, *Bryce Harris

DL (6) Cameron Jordan, Akiem Hicks, Brodrick Bunkley, John Jenkins, Tyrunn Walker, Glenn Foster

LB (8) Junior Galette, David Hawthorne, Curtis Lofton, Parys Haralson, Ramon Humber, *Keyunta Dawson, *Kyle Knox, *Kevin Reddick

CB (5) Keenan Lewis, Champ Bailey, Corey White, Patrick Robinson, Stanley Jean-Baptiste

S (6) Jairus Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro, Rafael Bush, *Pierre Warren, Vinnie Sunseri, *Marcus Ball

K, P, LS (3) *Derek Dimke, Thomas Morstead, Justin Drescher


Toughest cuts: CB Rod Sweeting (IR), QB Luke McCown, K Shayne Graham, LB Khairi Fortt (IR), LB Ronald Powell (IR), G Marcel Jones, CB Trevin Wade, T Tavon Rooks, DE Rufus Johnson.

Any player that is starred is a player I view as on the inside looking out. My “toughest cuts” are on the outside looking in. But I could see any of those flipping.

I do think the Saints will seek outside help at tackle, and if they find a player they like at final cuts on waivers they’ll poach them from the team that released the player. That could spell trouble for Bryce Harris, or someone else. Because I’m predicting that Fortt, Powell and Sweeting all end up on IR, my practice squad looks like this:

G Marcel Jones

QB Logan Kilgore

WR Brandon Coleman

CB Derrius Brooks

LB Todd Davis

RB Derrick Strozier

T Tavon Rooks

DE Rufus Johnson

I’m only listing 8 players there because the practice squad is always comprised of developmental prospects that spent camp with another team, so there’s two open spots.

Your thoughts?