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Final New Orleans Saints 53-man roster projection for 2021 season

New Orleans Saints - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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New Orleans Saints strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) and cornerback Paulson Adebo (29) – Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) and cornerback Paulson Adebo (29) – Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

New Orleans Saints Roster – Defensive Backs (9)

  • Marshon Lattimore
  • Ken Crawley
  • Paulson Adebo
  • Grant Haley
  • P.J. Williams
  • Marcus Williams
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson
  • Malcolm Jenkins
  • J.T. Gray

Injuries have already piled up in the secondary, with the recent victims being Brian Poole and Bryce Thompson. Crawley is also knicked up a bit, which could lead to another spot opening up if he’s unable to go in a few weeks when the first game rolls around.

For now, let’s stick with this group.

Lattimore is a lock to make the team but a suspension could be looming for the former first-round pick. Crawley is injured but hopefully, he’ll be ready to go Week 1. Adebo is a third-round rookie who has played incredibly well this summer. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Stanford product can do this year. Both Williamses are guaranteed to make the team as well, as are Gardner-Johnson and Jenkins.

That leaves two vacant spots and I went with Haley and Gray to fill those gaps. Eric Burrell was a difficult cut but with all of the injuries piling up here, don’t be shocked if Burrell finds his way onto the field at some point this season.

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