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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3. Lynn Bowden Jr., WR

The Saints' wide receiver room is a little muddy after the top handful of names. Obviously, if Michael Thomas is healthy, he is the clear-cut number one, or at least he should be. Opposite Thomas is last year's rookie Chris Olave, who enjoyed plenty of success in his first season. Fortunately, Olave is good enough to take over that WR1 role should something happen to Thomas.

Then, there is the speedster Rashid Shaheed, who culd be primed for an even bigger impact in 2023. The undrafted rookie had some bright moments last year and gave Saints fans a lot of hope at the position. He is one who can be used in a variety fo ways and should have no issues making this team.

Beyond those three, the Saints have sixth-round rookie A.T. Perry out of Wake Forest, who comes in with a basketball background and as one of the best receivers in Wake Forest history. From there, it gets pretty muddy.

Veterans like Tre'Quan Smith, Bryan Edwards, James Washington, Keith Kirkwood, among others, come next in line. Even further behind them is Lynn Bowden Jr., who hasn't touched the ball in an NFL game since his rookie year back in 2020. Bowden was a third-round pick for the Raiders, but has gone on to severely disappoint.

Because of his lack of experience in three years and being buried on the depth chart, Bowden stands no chance at making the roster.

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