Saints: 3 position battles to watch through the first preseason game

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Aug 22, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick meet at the end of their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Patriots won, 26-24.Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 22, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick meet at the end of their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Patriots won, 26-24.Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (25) during the final day of minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (25) during the final day of minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Battle No. 2: Cornerback

This is the position I personally will be watching the most closely because of the sheer talent involved. The battle for the Saints No. 2 starting corner opposite Delvin Breaux (his spot is not in question) is up for grabs. The Saints have Keenan Lewis, who according to reports is healthy and ready to go, second-year player P.J. Williams, who is in my opinion along with Breaux is the future of the Saints at cornerback, and Damian Swann.

Just beyond that group, there are also some undrafted rookies in De’Vante Harris and Ken Crawley that have also made some noise and have a shot to sneak their way onto the roster. This battle is going to be tight, as it’s not just about making the team, but also what position on the team you make.

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