The Saints have released their 53-man roster. Though not many, there were some surprises here. Here is the way the roster shaped up.
QB (2) Drew Brees, Chase Daniel
HB (4) Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, Chris Ivory, DeShawn Wynn
FB (1) Heath Evans
WR (6) Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Lance Moore, Adrian Arrington, Courtney Roby
TE (4) Jeremy Shockey, David Thomas, Tory Humphrey, Jimmy Graham
T (4) Jermon Bushrod, Jon Stinchcomb, Zach Strief, Charles Brown
G (2) Jahri Evans, Carl Nicks
C (2) Jonathan Goodwin, Matt Tennant
E (5) Will Smith, Alex Brown, Jimmy Wilkerson, Jeff Charleston, Junior Galette
DT (3) Sedrick Ellis, Remi Ayodele, Anthony Hargrove
OLB (5) Scott Shanle, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Stanley Arnoux, Anthony Waters, K.C. Asiodu
MLB (2) Jonathan Vilma, Marvin Mitchell
CB (5) Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer, Randall Gay, Patrick Robinson, Leigh Torrence
S (5) Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Pierson Prioleau, Usama Young, Chris Reis
K (1) Garrett Hartley
P (1) Thomas Morstead
LS (1) Jason Kyle
The final cuts list is as follows: RB Ladell Betts, DT Kendrick Clancy, C Nick Leckey, G Terrence Metcalf, DE Bobby McCray, FB Jason McKie, QB Patrick Ramsey, WR Montez Billings, G Brandon Carter, G Na’Shan Goodard, T Jermey Parnell, LB Harry Coleman, CB Reggie Jones, FB Zak Keasey, TE Tyler Lorenzen, DT DeMario Pressley, DT Jay Ross, DT Al Woods, S Chip Vaughn.
Special Notes: Darren Sharper and Clint Ingram will begin the year on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, meaning they will not be able to play for the first six games. Also, we’ve lost LB Jonathan Casillas for the season to injury. He has been placed on IR. We wish him the best in his recovery.
Looking back, my predictions were not that far off. I guess I didn’t do too terrible.