Saints Roster: Realistic expectations for Ethan Greenidge in 2022

Ethan Greenidge, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ethan Greenidge, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

This will be Ethan Greenidge’s fourth year on the New Orleans Saints roster. What should fans expect from the offensive lineman? 

Following the 2019 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints signed Ethan Greenidge as an undrafted free agent. The Villanova product didn’t hear his name called but he joined the Saints and even found himself in regular season games during the 2020 season.

That’s the only time fans have seen Greenidge in regular-season action, though. He didn’t play at all as a rookie in 2019 and didn’t find the field last year despite all of the injuries that stacked up on the offensive line.

As Greenidge enters the fourth year of his career, what can fans expect from the guy?

Saints Roster: Ethan Greenidge expectations should be lowered

If the season started today, Greenidge would more than likely be the third-string left tackle, sitting behind rookie Trevor Penning and veteran James Hurst. If Penning doesn’t show enough juice to earn a starting job, Hurst will be the starter until Penning feels more comfortable.

The only way Greenidge finds his way into the starting left tackle job is if both of those guys get injured. Even then, Landon Young could be an option to put in the starting job over Greenidge but both guys have experience at right guard too, which could help Greenidge make the team.

A realistic expectation for Greenidge is for him to make the team as a reserve tackle. The hope is that we don’t see the Villanova product in action much this year, if at all, because it’d mean that injuries piled up or the starters simply didn’t perform well… maybe both.

Greenidge’s experience with the team should work in his favor and might be able to get him a spot on the team for the fourth straight year.

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