The NFL deadline for 53-man roster cuts came and went on Saturday afternoon as the team's roster shrank from 80 to 53 men across the NFL. Below is the New Orleans Saints final 53-man roster.
Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill
Analysis: No surprises here, but one questions remains... who won the position battle for Brees' backup? Winston or Hill?
Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Dwayne Washington Jr, Ty Montgomery, Michael Burton (FB)
Analysis: A healthy duo of Kamara and Murray can be dangerous in 2020. Combine that with Montgomery who was a standout at camp this summer and this Saints RB room could be the best in the league.
Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, Marquez Callaway
Analysis: The position that provided the most surprises was WR. Many thought Bennie Fowler would crack the roster or that the Saints would bring back an experienced WR like Austin Carr. Callaway impressed on special teams in camp, time will tell if he gets a chance to be a quality WR for the Saints.
Jared Cook, Josh Hill, Adam Trautman
Analysis: Cook came on late during 2019 catching four TDs over the final five weeks. If he is able to remain healthy he should be a Pro-Bowl talent yet again. Sean Payton loves what Josh Hill brings to this team year in and year out but watch for rookie Adam Trautman a big body target who also blocks very well.
Erik McCoy, Andrus Peat, Ethan Greenidge, Terron Armstead, Ryan Ramczyk, Derrick Kelly, Will Clapp, Nick Easton, Cesar Ruiz
Analysis: Armstead and Ramczyk are the best OT duo in football. With those anchors outside and a youthful interior OL, the Saints "hogs" are Top-5 in the entire league. The reserves provide some familiar faces in Clapp and Easton who should help solidify a strong front.
Malcolm Roach, Malcom Brown, Trey Hendrickson, Marcus Davenport, David Onyemata, Cameron Jordan, Carl Granderson, Sheldon Rankins, Shy Tuttle
Analysis: The Saints return two EDGE rushers who finished in PFF's top-7 last season with Jordan and Davenport. 8 of 9 DL were on the Saints roster last season making this one of the team's most experienced and deep positions.
Chase Hansen, Alex Anzalone, Craig Robertson, Zack Baun, Kaden Elliss, Demario Davis
Analysis: Demario Davis played at an All-Pro level last season but with injuries for Elliss, Anzalone, and Alonso (on PUP) it left little behind him. With rookie Zack Baun and Anzalone returning to health, the Saints LBs should be a game-changing group.
Janoris Jenkins, Malcolm Jenkins, Patrick Robinson, C.J Gardner-Johnson (a.k.a Ceedy Duce), Marshon Lattimore, P.J Williams, Justin Hardee, D.J Swearinger, Marcus Williams, J.T Gray
Analysis: This group screams firepower! There is so much talent in the Saints secondary. With the veteran additions of Jenkins, the Saints now have a veteran presence amongst a very talented young secondary.
Thomas Morstead, Blake Gillikin, Wil Lutz, Zach Wood
Analysis: Two Punters?!? No, Morestead's job is not in danger. Gillikin looks to be the sacrificial lamb for another Saints roster move.
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