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Saints Nation’s final 53 man roster prediction

The Saints will need to waive (or place on IR) a total 22 players by Saturday, or more if they pick up players that were cut from other teams. My cuts and 53 man roster are below. I’ll throw one caveat, though. I think the Saints will sign an offensive tackle if someone they like becomes available. Bryce Harris would be the obvious exchange in that scenario. But for now I’ll leave Harris on there. I also think Toon only stays on the roster until Kenny Stills returns to full health. My hardest cuts were Kelemete and Powell, but I think both end up on the practice squad. Kicker remains a bit of enigma to me as well. Finally, without knowing Marcus Ball’s injury it is hard to assess his chances, but I could see Brian Dixon replacing him.

ROSTER:

QB Drew Brees, Luke McCown, Ryan Griffin (3)

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

FB Austin Johnson (1)

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

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

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

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

C Jonathan Goodwin (1)

DE Cameron Jordan, Akiem Hicks, Glenn Foster, Tyrunn Walker (4)

NT Brodrick Bunkley, John Jenkins, Brandon Deaderick (3)

LB Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Junior Gallete, Parys Haralson, Ramon Humber, Kyle Knox, Kasim Edebali, Keyunta Dawson (8)

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

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

K Derek Dimke (1)

P Thomas Morstead (1)

LS Justin Drescher (1)

CUTS (20):

C Matt Armstrong, CB Derrius Brooks, CB Brian Dixon, CB Terrence Frederick, CB Trevin Wade, FB Greg Jones, G Marcel Jones, G Senio Kelemete, LB Todd Davis, K Shayne Graham, NT Lawrence Virgil, RB Derrick Strozier, T Tavon Rooks, T Thomas Welch, T Jason Weaver, TE Nic Jacobs, WR Brandon Coleman, WR Charles Hawkins, WR Seantavius Jones, LB Ronald Powell

IR (2)

FB Erik Lorig (with return possibility)

LB Khairi Fort

 

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