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Saints Nation: 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction (Final Edition)

Ok here's my final stab at this. The big surprise I have is Jonathan Vilma on IR with the ability to come back later in the season, which means Victor Butler is done for the year. The Saints should cut a few guys by Tuesday to pare down to 75, and then they'll need to go to 53 after the Thursday night game by 6:30pm on 8/31 (Saturday). For me the toughest decision by far was between Courtney Roby, Preston Parker and Andy Tanner. I feel like the Saints will only keep two, but could be tempted by all three if Marques Colston isn't ready for week 1. Here's my final edition and guess at the 53 man roster:

QB (2): Drew Brees, Luke McCown (Ryan Griffin)

HB (5): Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Travaris Cadet, Khiry Robinson

FB (2): Jed Collins, Austin Johnson

TE (2): Jimmy Graham, Benjamin Watson (Michael Higgins, Josh Hill, Keavon Milton) 

WR (7): Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Nick Toon, Preston Parker, Courtney Roby, Andy Tanner (Saalim Hakim, Tim Toone)

T (4): Charles Brown, Zach Strief, Bryce Harris, Terron Armstead (Marcel Jones) 

G (3): Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Tim Lelito (Andrew Tiller, Elliott Mealer)

C (1): Brian de la Puente (Eric Olsen, Jeremiah Warren)
 

DE (4): Akiem Hicks, Cam Jordan, Glenn Foster, Tyrunn Walker (Tom Johnson)

NT (2): Brodrick Bunkley, John Jenkins (Isaako Aaitui)

OLB (5): Jay Richardson, Junior Galette, Martez Wilson, Eric Martin, Parys Haralson (Baraka Atkins, Rufus Johnson)

ILB (4): Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Ramon Humber, Kevin Reddick (Will Herring, Chris Chamberlain, Ray Shipman)

CB (4) Keenan Lewis, Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson, Corey White (Chris Carr, Rod Sweeting, Korey Lindsey)

S (5) Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Kenny Vaccaro, Rafael Bush, Jim Leonhard (Isa Abdul-Quddus, Jerico Nelson, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah)

K (1): Garrett Hartley

P (1): Thomas Morstead

LS (1): Justin Drescher

 

IR: Kenyon Coleman, Jonathan Vilma (with ability to return), Victor Butler, Joe Morgan, Chris Given, A. J. Davis, Saalim Hakim, Will Smith

Practice Squad: QB Ryan Griffin, T Marcel Jones, TE Josh Hill, G Andrew Tiller, LB Rufus Johnson, CB Rod Sweeting, S Jerico Nelson, CB Korey Linsey