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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It's way to early to be sure of the final 53 roster, but barring injuries or trades here is my pre-preseason take on how it will look on opening day. Drum roll please....... OFFENSE Lineman - Gandy, Jacox, Fontenot, Bentley, ...

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Old 08-06-2003, 01:04 AM   #1
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Final Roster Predictions

It's way to early to be sure of the final 53 roster, but barring injuries or trades here is my pre-preseason take on how it will look on opening day. Drum roll please.......

OFFENSE

Lineman - Gandy, Jacox, Fontenot, Bentley, Riley, Folau, Holland, Stinchcomb, Sanderson, Setterstrom

Receivers - Horn, Stallworth, Pathon, M. Lewis, D. Lewis, Kelly

Tight Ends - Conwell, Sloan, Rasby

Fullback - Smith

R. Backs - McAllister, Keaton, McAfee

Q. Backs - Brooks, Bouman, Woodbury


DEFENSE

Lineman - Howard, Grant, Sullivan, Jackson, Ford, Chase, Whitehead, Smith

Linebackers - Ruff, Grant, Smith, Allen, Hodge, Rodgers

Def. Backs - Carter, Ambrose, Thomas, Craver, Brown, Elpheage, Jones, Mitchell, Bellamy, Hawthorne

Specialists - Carney, Berger, Houser

( Boo Williams is traded for future draft consideration unless injury at TE position occurs. 10 players on edge who could possibly make team should injuries occur are: Talman Gardner, James Fenderson, Steve Gleason, J.T. O'Sullivan, Curtis Holden, Roger Knight, Demetrius Smith, P.J. Alexander, Kenderick Allen)

Practice Squad - Kenderick Allen, Talman Gardner, Zachary Hilton, Melvin Williams, P.J. Alexander

It is hard enough trying to make the cut to 53. Reducing it to dressing out a game day 45 man roster is even tougher. Does this league rule make any sense? You are paying 53 players their salary whether they dress out or not. One week a guy is in street clothes on the sidelines inactive and the next week he may be active and seeing significant playing time. This must have something to do between the owners and the players association because no other employer would otherwise be willing to pay someone and ask that he not do his job. I say let them all dress out if they are on the team. It is about as dumb as having 16 regular season games and 4 or more preseason games where the season ticket holders are forced to pay full price for an exhibition. The players would want more money if the regular season was extended to 18 games and the preseason shortened to 2 games and the owners don't want it changed because they are getting same revenue for the preseason games. This logic is based on the idea that they are regular or preseason games and the players paychecks are paid out weekly over 16 weeks following each regular season game. Increasing the number of regular season games to 18 would then entitle the players to 2 additional paychecks. How about a different method of payment. Base salaries are for a season. Have a 2 week holdback period like most employers and make payday on the 1st and the 15th of the month. The games are being played anyway as it is. The outcome just doesn't have any meaning. The owners could make some adjustment. Then the fans would be getting full entertainment for their dollar. Surely that isn't asking to much, or is it?
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Old 08-06-2003, 07:11 AM   #2
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Final Roster Predictions

TE-
Why keep 2 old guys and a blocker?
I see them throwing youth into the equation.
Sloan will be cut or traded, Williams will make it and the sleeper is Hilton.

Final roster TE- Conwell, Williams, Rasby: Hilton on practice squad.

But Boo better start practicing. I\'ve heard he\'s even put on more solid weight.
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:16 AM   #3
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I posted my prediction of what the final 53 man roster will look like prior to the first preseason game. After two preseason games have been played and with two remaining before the team has to trim the roster to 53, I am already forced to make a few revisions in my assessment. This is evident as they have already cut OL Setterstrom. With this move I now elect to place Steve Gleason on the 53. I expect that from the players that I listed originally, that a trade or two may still be in the cards which will reshape the final roster again. For now, I will stick with the roster as predicted with the one change.

I would like to see what some of you think and what few players you expect to be here or not. Break out your crystal balls and make your predictions. It will get somewhat clearer after this week when all teams trim down to 65. After that the choices get a bit more difficult. Go for it!

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Old 08-22-2003, 03:12 AM   #4
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With the cut of Setterstrom by the Saints I elected to add Steve Gleason to the 53. With the trade of Martin Chase to the Redsins for a conditional pick, I elect to add Melvin Williams to the final 53. I still expect the team to try to trade away one or more players before final cutdown.

Is everybody out there scared to predict how you think the final roster will look? Let\'s hear from you all! You can play GM for a day without the pressure of being wrong about your choices.

Update

OUT
Setterstrom
Chase

IN
Gleason
Williams

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Old 08-22-2003, 07:52 AM   #5
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First of all Steve Gleason was never in risk of being cut, he is one of the best special teamers we have. Kijana Carter is also going to make the team. I also believe that J.T. O\'Sullivan will beat out Woodbury.
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