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Saints Nation: Saints Finalize Their 2013 53 Man Roster

A good bit of surprises as the Saints roster finalized today, at least until they tweak it with any waiver claims and additional pickups. The biggest surprises to me were TE Josh Hill and S Isa Abdul-Quddus (only because he seemed to be a complete afterthought in preseason) making the team, as well as ST Courtney Roby and WR Preston Parker being cut. Also very surprising was that the Saints only kept three outside linebackers, and I'm curious if that means they're looking to add another from elsewhere. Here is your 53 Saints roster for now:

QB (2): Drew Brees, Luke McCown

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

FB (1): Jed Collins

WR (5): Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Nick Toon, Kenny Stills, Andy Tanner

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

C (1): Brian de la Puente

G (3): Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Tim Lelito

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

E (5): Cameron Jordan, Akiem Hicks, Glenn Foster, Tyrunn Walker, Tom Johnson

NT (2): Brodrick Bunkley, John Jenkins

OLB (3): Parys Haralson, Junior Galette, Martez Wilson

ILB (6): Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Jonathan Vilma, Ramon Humber, Kevin Reddick, Will Herring

CB (5): Keenan Lewis, Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson, Corey White, Rod Sweeting

S (5): Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Kenny Vaccaro, Rafael Bush, Isa Abdul-Quddus

K (1): Garrett Hartley

P (1): Thomas Morstead

LS (1): Justin Drescher


The Saints also placed Eric Olsen on IR and remember, Victor Butler is currently on the reserve PUP list. The following players were also either waived or released:

Courtney Roby, Jay Richardson, Chris Carr, Saalim Hakim, Ryan Griffin, Isaako Aaitui, Ray Shipman, Elliott Mealer, Keavon Milton, Michael Higgins, Andrew Tiller, Jim Leonhard, Preston Parker, Austin Johnson, Jeremiah Warren, Rufus Johnson, Jumal Rolle, Korey Lindsey, Jerico Nelson, Baraka Atkins, and Marcel Jones.

Stay tuned for the practice squad.