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3 Saints that had no business making the 53-man roster

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3. Chris Hogan

The Saints signed Chris Hogan right before training camp when Michael Thomas’ injury news became the hot storyline in the NFL. Hogan was signed to fill a need as a depth piece and fans didn’t expect much from the guy.

Well, as it turned out, he didn’t do much this summer and it wasn’t surprising when he didn’t intially make the final roster. The Saints released him with the intent to bring him back after further cuts were made and that’s exactly what happened.

The Saints had other wide receivers step up and make an impression this summer so Hogan’s role probably won’t be anything more than a WR4/5 who appears for special teams plays. It felt like another fringe-roster guy (Easop Winston) could have filled this role instead.

Keeping Hogan around felt like the team was mostly wanting a veteran on the depth chart rather than for what he can offer the team. This felt like an inclusion that didn’t need to be made.