5 New Orleans Saints playing for a 2016 job over the final three games

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The New Orleans Saints are not at all where they had hoped to be before the season began.  With expendable talent at numerous positions and a looming salary cap problem, some players will be fighting for their future over the remaining three games in 2015.

Dec 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) kneels in the huddle during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The New Orleans Saints won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Frustrating is one way to describe the bumpy campaign for the 2015 New Orleans Saints.  Numerous problems have bombarded the Saints this season, but none more than talent issues on both sides of the football.

While New Orleans does still have a talented roster in certain areas, between age and injury, much of that expertise is expendable.  And some of that craft will be disposed of in 2016 — it’s the business aspect of the game.

With the playoffs near impossible, the Saints season is still not over.  There are three games left to be played, which means a handful of players will be fighting to prove their worthy of a job next year, whether it’s in New Orleans or somewhere else.  But these five highlight the list…

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