4 Saints starters who will benefit most from the preseason

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Emmanuel Sanders #17 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Emmanuel Sanders #17 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Alex Anzalone

Alex Anzalone was a fantastic prospect when he came to the Saints in 2017. He started four games for the team his rookie year before a devastating blow putting him on injured reserve hurting his shoulder on a diving tackle.

The next season Anzalone came back and played in all 16 games starting seven of them before having shoulder surgery between seasons. After that, Anzalone started two games again last season before being put on injured reserve again.

Third time is the charm, right? The player the Saints drafted to be a star starting linebacker is finally getting his chance again to prove that the team chose the right player to start at the middle linebacker.

The preseason will be beneficial to Anzalone because not only will it give him time to get acquainted with the team again, but it will give the team the opportunity to see that the shoulder that has been plaguing Anzalone’s career is healthy.

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