Tonight we will find out what final cuts the Saints make to get down to the league mandated 53 man roster. There’s a good chance the news of some will trickle in as the day progresses. Below is my final attempt at guessing the 53 man roster. Keep in mind, the roster below assumes Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Lawrence Wilson and Ramon Humber start week 1 on the suspended list. It also assumes the Saints will settle for the players currently on the roster, but keep in mind the Saints could snatch a cut player formerly from another roster to make as part of the 53 man squad.
Here’s my 53 guys:
QB (2) Drew Brees, Chase Daniel
RB (4) Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory
WR (5) Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Lance Moore, Courtney Roby, Adrian Arrington
FB (2) Jed Collins, Korey Hall
TE (4) Jimmy Graham, David Thomas, Daniel Graham, Michael Higgins
T (3) Jermon Bushrod, Zach Strief, Charles Brown
G (3) Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Eric Olsen
C (2) Brian De La Puente, Matt Tennant
DE (4) Cameron Jordan, Turk McBride, Junior Galette, Martez Wilson
DT (5) Brodrick Bunkley, Sedrick Ellis, Tom Johnson, Akiem Hicks, Tyrunn Walker
LB (6) Scott Shanle, Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Will Herring, Jonathan Casillas, Barrett Ruud
CB (6) Patrick Robinson, Jabari Greer, Corey White, Johnny Patrick, Marquis Johnson, Elbert Mack
S (4) Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Jonathon Amaya
K (1) Garrett Hartley
P (1) Thomas Morstead
LS (1) Justin Drescher
That means the follwing players will be cut (players in bold my projected practice squad):
Nick Toon (possibly to IR?), Joseph Morgan, Andy Tanner, Greg Camarillo, Aderious Simmons, Derek Schouman, Marcel Jones, Jerico Nelson, Jose Gumbs, Travaris Cadet, Joe Banyard, Sean Canfield, Ezra Butler, Kadarron Anderson, DeOn’tae Pannell, John Kasay, Alex Daniels, Braylon Broughton, Nick Hixson.
We’ll find out soon enough how my predictions play out!