Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saints Nation: Saints Nation's early stab at the New Orleans Saints' 53 man roster

So with the draft and rookie free agency now pretty much complete, here is my initial guess at the 53 men who will make the final cut going into the first regular season. Keep in mind this doesn't include any free agent signings between now and then, nor does it include and pickups the Saints will make from future cuts off other teams. Will the guy pictured to the left (Joey Harrington) make the team?

QB (2): Drew Brees, Mark Brunell
HB (4): Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, Mike Bell, Herb Donaldson
FB (1): Heath Evans
WR (6): Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Adrian Arrington, Courtney Roby
TE (4): Jeremy Shockey, Billy Miller, Dan Campbell, Darnell Dinkins
C (2): Jonathan Goodwin, Nick Leckey
G (3): Jahri Evans, Carl Nicks, Jamar Nesbit
T (3): Jammal Brown, Jon Stinchcomb, Zach Strief

DE (5): Will Smith, Charles Grant, Bobby McCray, Paul Spicer, Jeff Charleston
DT (4): Sedrick Ellis, Kendrick Clancy, Roderick Coleman, DeMario Pressley
OLB (4): Scott Fujita, Dan Morgan, Scott Shanle, Jo-Lonn Dunbar
MLB (2): Jonathan Vilma, Stanley Arnoux
CB (5): Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer, Randall Gay, Malcolm Jenkins, Leigh Torrence
FS (3): Darren Sharper, Pierson Prioleau, Usama Young
SS (2): Roman Harper, Chip Vaughn

K (1): Garrett Hartley
P (1): Glenn Pakulak
LS (1): Kevin Houser

Notable cuts: Thomas Morstead P, Skyler Green WR, Jason David CB, Lynell Hamilton HB, Chris Reis SS, Marvin Mitchell MLB, Mark Simoneau MLB, Troy Evans OLB, Brian Young DT, Jermon Bushrod T, Rob Ninkovich DE, Hollis Thomas DT, Josh Savage DE, Joey Harrington QB

Keep in mind that Will Smith and Charles Grant both still face possible suspensions by the league for testing positive for a banned substance last year. If they end up suspended that would open up two roster spots to others for the first 4 games. For now, I'm going to say that Joey Harrington and Josh Savage would benefit from that scenario. I will update this as injuries, signings, trades and cuts happen.