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3 most important players on the Saints who are not starters

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Everyone has a part to play on the 2022 New Orleans Saints squad, even if they’re “just” a bench player.

As much as fans should be excited about high-profile starters like Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, a football team is only as good as its depth chart. The starting eleven earned their respective spots on the team, but don’t forget about the twelfth man through the 53rd man on the roster as each player serves a vital albeit sometimes dispensable role.

Which second or third-string Saints players could enjoy surprisingly productive seasons and help the team earn a playoff berth in 2022?

It’s difficult to narrow down the list, but we’ve handpicked three names who could have a bigger role this season despite the fact that they may be buried on the depth chart.

Here are three of the most important Saints players who are not starters.