3 veterans who won't make Saints roster Week 1

Which non-rookies will the Saints cut before Week 1 rolls around?

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The New Orleans Saints head into the 2023 season with, hopefully, an identity; specifically, on offense. Having signed veteran quarterback Derek Carr, New Orleans has an answer at quarterback.

In a division that could be very well up for grabs, the Saints look like a strong candidate to come out on top. The roster has some high-level talent at key positions, and leadership abounding on both sides of the ball.

As training camp gets set to kick off, though, that roster will begin taking shape even further. Guys will see their jobs go from beneath them, while other players surge ahead with their careers.

Looking at the current state of New Orleans' roster, which veterans will likely see their names cut before Week 1? Let's take a look at three, in particular.

1. Lucas Krull, TE

The tight end position is one of the strongest on this Saints roster, with Juwan Johnson and Foster Moreau leading the way. Johnson turned into quite the red zone threat last year, while Moreau comes over after spending time with the Raiders.

Moreau is an interesting story because of his relationship with Carr, but also because of the fact that he recently battled cancer. The two of these tight ends should provide the offense with reliable pass catchers.

Then, there's also Taysom Hill, the do-it-all offensive weapon.

Behind those three, who will undoubtedly make the roster, are veterans Jesse James, Lucas Krull and Miller Forristall. These three face a tough battle to make the roster, with James having the strongest possibility if the Saints count Hill as more of the utiliity type.

But, Krull will not be so lucky. He appeared in just one game last year and has no true experience, and zero career receptions.