3. Ryan Glasgow
The Saints lost Sheldon Rankins in the offseason and won’t have Onyemata to start, so the defensive tackle unit isn’t exactly brimming with elite options. Against the youthful hordes of competition, though, Ryan Glasgow sticks out as the experienced sore thumb which could mean he leaves New Orleans sooner than expected.
Glasgow signed a reserves/ futures contract with the squad this past January and enters his second season with the Saints after playing just two games last year.
He had a couple rare moments of mid-season productive work and New Orleans could use his veteran experience along the interior line, or they could look to someone with a little more stake in the franchise’s future, like Malcolm Roach.
Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Glasgow played in all 16 games and recorded a career-high 23 tackles as a rookie before suffering a torn ACL in his second year. He never saw much game time after that, appearing in a total of eight games during his final two seasons on the Bengals.
Glasgow probably won’t be playing for a starting spot, despite competition on the Saints’ interior defensive line growing fiercer in Onyemata’s absence. Still, Glasgow might not be as valuable a depth piece for the Saints this season when they have newer and rawer youngsters to try out.