Saints Roster Breakdown: Which five linebackers will crack 53-man roster?

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As we’ve completed every offensive position and the defensive line, let’s move on to the Saints that’ll cover the middle for what should be a top-ten defense.

The New Orleans Saints have a lot of versatile talent on their football team, which means they simply won’t need to keep as many players at the linebacker position as many other teams in the NFL.

The Saints run a very unique defense, so unique that the team usually only keeps five linebackers on the roster. I have the Saints doing the same thing in 2020 and keeping just five players from the linebacker position to strap up in the black and gold out of training camp.

There are only a handful of locks on this unit, and quite frankly, there are only a handful of true locks on the entire team. The starters, for the most part, are set but the depth could have a plethora of changes occur.

That said, here is a look at those five players and what they bring to the team this season.