Newcomers to the Saints at linebacker are Martez Wilson, Nate Bussey, Jerimiha Hunter, Dwight Roberson, Will Herring, and Ezra Butler. Of these, Herring is the only player with significant experience, that being 5 years.
Also, of the newcomers, one is already on Injured Reserve(IR). Hunter suffered an Achilles Tendon injury and joined a growing list of rookies with this type of injury.
Butler has missed the last four practices with a hamstring injury and Humber has missed two with a quadricep injury. It’s unclear if they’ll practice today.
That still leaves ten reportedly healthy linebackers headed to the first preseason game, which isn’t bad even with the injuries. The wide receiver group hasn’t been that lucky.