5 biggest weaknesses on the New Orleans Saints roster

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With their eyes set on the NFC South crown, the New Orleans Saints went to work this offseason trying to rebuild their roster. Their big moves include adding Derek Carr under center and Jamaal Williams at running back.

From there, they had a solid draft, headlined by defensive linemen Bryan Bresee and Isaiah Foskey. With all those additions, we dive into their depth chart and identify the five areas that could end up being seen as a weakness.

5. Wide receiver (unless Michael Thomas turns back the clock)

This one could end up being a strength — if everyone is healthy. However, health hasn't been commonplace for the Saints when it comes to wide receivers.

Michael Thomas is the primary concern in that department, which is unfortunate since he's also their most decorated pass-catcher in decades. Thomas was on fire in 2018 with 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and he followed that up with 149 catches for 1,725 yards.

Not only was he the receptions leader in each campaign but he set the league record for the most catches in a single season during the 2019 campaign.

Unfortunately, he's been MIA since then. Thomas missed nine games in 2020 due to an ankle injury. He was then out for all of 2021 and then played in just three games in 2022 before again hitting the Injured Reserve, this time due to a toe injury.

If he suits up and plays, he and Chris Olave could be a solid starting duo. If he winds up injured again, things are looking pretty thin for the Saints at wideout.