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Saints Nation: Saints Make Final Cuts, Official 53 Man Roster to Start Season Set

The Saints made an official announcement on twitter of all their roster moves, recapped HERE. Based on these moves, here is the 53 man roster. Remember this is not final, as the Saints could still sign someone else and cut a player before the Redskins game.

QB (2) Drew Brees, Chase Daniel
HB (5) Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory, Travaris Cadet
FB (2) Jed Collins, Korey Hall
TE (3) Jimmy Graham, David Thomas, Daniel Graham
WR (6) Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Lance Moore, Adrian Arrington, Courtney Roby, Joe Morgan
T (4) Jermon Bushrod, Zach Strief, Charles Brown, Marcel Jones
G (3) Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Eric Olsen
C (1) Brian de la Puente

DE (4) Cameron Jordan, Turk McBride, Junior Galette, Martez Wilson
DT (5) Sedrick Ellis, Brodrick Bunkley, Tom Johnson, Akiem Hicks, Tyrunn Walker
LB (6) Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Scott Shanle, Barrett Ruud, Jonathan Casillas, Will Herring
CB (5) Patrick Robinson, Jabari Greer, Johnny Patrick, Corey White, 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

The biggest surprise cut is backup interior lineman Matt Tennant. I expected Michael Higgins to make this team at tight end, so his release was a little disappointing as well. It was also disappointing to see Marquis Johnson, who had an excellent camp, and rookie receiver Nick Toon both end up on IR. Lastly, I want to commend John Kasay (pictured) as I did earlier today on twitter for having been a fantastic Saint last year. While keep Hartley was the obvious choice, that doesn’t take away from what was a better than expected fill in job from Kasay last season. I like this team and I’m looking forward to the Saints going into battle with them. And I look forward to adding Will Smith and maybe even Jonathan Vilma to this squad at some point this season!