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

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WR AT Perry

WR Bryan Edwards

OG Max Garcia

LB Zack Baun

LB Andrew Dowell

CB Lonnie Johnson

CB Isaac Yiadom

S Jonathan Abram

The practice squad rules in the NFL have recently changed. The max number of players per squad is now 16, an increase of four from 2021. Of the 16 players, 10 must be in their first or second NFL season while the remaining 6 players can be NFL veterans with no experience limitations. The Saints will likely look outside its roster to fill some of the practice squad. However, here are some of the most likely candidates from the existing roster to make the Saints practice squad for the 2023-2024 season.


RB Kirk Merritt

RB Eno Benjamin (veteran)

WR Lynn Bowden (veteran)

WR Shaq Davis

WR Kawann Baker

TE Lucas Krull

OL Tommy Kraemer (veteran)

OL Calvin Throckmorton (veteran)

OL Mark Evans

DL Jack Heflin (veteran)

DL Prince Emili

LB Nick Anderson

LB Anfernee Orji

CB Troy Pride Jr

S Smoke Monday

S Ugo Amadi (veteran)

Football season is right around the corner and the hopes of the New Orleans Saints fans were rejuvenated with the offseason acquisition of Derek Carr. How far can Carr lead this talented roster? Only time will tell...