Saints Preseason Primer: 53-man roster/practice squad picks with camp battle thoughts

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Training camp is well underway for the New Orleans Saints, and here is everything Saints fans need to know about what their team could look like in 2023.

After the first week of minicamp, New Orleans Saints fans can begin to see how the 2023-2024 version of their favorite franchise is taking shape. With the shift of quarterback power from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the recently retired Tom Brady, the new-look Saints and offseason acquisition Derek Carr are the betting favorites to win the NFC South. It would mark a return to the playoffs for the first time since the retirement of Drew Brees.

With that said, there is still plenty of other roster to take into account. Part of the excitement of training camp is finding out what the final 53-man roster will look like. Here's an early detailed look at the Saints roster for the upcoming season, and what we think it will look like.


QUARTERBACKS - Derek Carr, Jameis Winston, Jake Haener

RUNNING BACKS - Alvin Kamara, Jamaal Williams, Kendre Miller, Adam Prentiss

WIDE RECEIVERS - Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed

TIGHT ENDS - Juwan Johnson, Foster Moreau, Jimmy Graham, Taysom Hill

OFFENSIVE LINE - Trevor Penning, Andrus Peat, Eric McCoy, Cesar Ruiz, Ryan Ramczyk, James Hurst, Landon Young, Nick Saldiveri

DEFENSIVE LINE - Cameron Jordan, Carl Granderson, Payton Turner, Isaiah Foskey, Tanoh Kpassagnon, Bryan Bresee, Khalen Saunders, Nathan Sheperd, Malcolm Roach

LINEBACKERS - Demario Davis, Pete Werner, D'Marco Jackson

CORNERBACKS - Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, Alontae Taylor, Bradley Roby

SAFETIES - Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Maye, Jordan Howden, JT Gray

SPECIAL TEAMS - Will Lutz, Blake Gillikin, Zach Wood

Barring injury or surprise, that's 45 clear roster locks on the 53-man Saints roster. The Saints, despite offseason cap restraints, have enough depth to make the remaining eight roster spots something to closely monitor throughout the preseason. Let's take a closer look at some of the training camp battles that will ultimately lead to our final 53-man roster.