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Saints 53-man roster prediction before 2022 training camp kicks off

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Running Backs (4)

Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, Abram Smith, Dwayne Washington

Alvin Kamara is making the team even with his six-game suspension to start the year. Mark Ingram is another obvious choice to make it because he’s the most experienced option they have and the best option to start if Kamara is unavailable.

UDFA Abram Smith is the wild card I have making it here over last year’s preseason star Tony Jones Jr. Smith rushed for over 1,600 yards at Baylor last season and fans were excited about the team scooping him up in undrafted free agency.

I also included Dwayne Washington on the 53-man roster because of the special teams experience he has. He’s not a star offensively but the Saints value special teams play and Washington certainly checks that box.

Jones could still make the roster over either Smith or Washington but he needs to have another big preseason in order to do so.