New Orleans Saints: 2 biggest mistakes made on cut day

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The Saints have officially narrowed down their roster to 53 men. With many surprises on the cut day, will any of them be looked at as mistakes later on?

In the most surprising cut that the New Orleans Saints made as part of narrowing down their 53-man roster, they released one of their best backup offensive lineman, Patrick Omameh. That leaves only four replacement lineman to the roster.

The Saints also kept five running backs (one fullback included) on the roster, and they only kept four replacement defensive linemen as well. As expected, three quarterbacks made their roster — Tommy Stevens, who the Saints traded back into the draft to get, was not one of them.

Linebackers, on the other hand, need as much help as possible as well. They were already thin last year, and this year they lost some key players to free agency. This year, they kept six linebackers on their 53-man roster and put one on the physically unable to perform list.

The 53-man roster was unique to look through. There were new names, new faces as well as many returning players. The chemistry between them should continue to grow stronger as the team moves forward.

However, there are two specific surprises to this roster that the Saints might look back on and label them as mistakes.