After three straight 7-9 seasons of mediocrity, the New Orleans Saints are looking to ditch their subpar ways. Various outlets are naturally counting out Sean Payton’s squad for the new season, and the team is absolutely flying under the radar in both the NFC and NFC South. The Saints will be tested out of the gate and put under a microscope for their opening Monday Night Football date with the Vikings, and then have to host the defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots the very next week. Needless to say, they’ll need their absolute best.
The NFL changed the ruling during the offseason that eliminated a roster cutdown to 75 players, meaning after the final preseason contest the Saints will making a plethora of cuts along with the rest of the league to get down to their 2017 squad. It goes without saying, any attempts at projecting a final 53-man roster is purely speculative and based on a combination of factors. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t hurt to try.
QB: Drew Brees, Chase Daniel
RB: Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson, Alvin Kamara, Daniel Lasco
FB: John Kuhn
WR: Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon Coleman, Corey Fuller
TE: Coby Fleener, Michael Hoomanawanui, Josh Hill
OL (Starters): Ryan Ramczyk, Andrus Peat, Max Unger, Larry Warford, Zach Strief
OL (Reserves): Senio Kelemete, Landon Turner, Bryce Harris, Jack Allen
Offensive Line: Before you blow a gasket, I’d fully expect the Saints to place Terron Armstead on the PUP list to open the season. This would mean he wouldn’t count towards the team’s 53-man limit. Assuming Unger is ready to go for Week 1 as he expects to be, I…
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