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jeanpierre 08-03-2011 08:57 AM

2011 New Orleans Saints Depth Chart
It's early in training camp, but this helps to build a picture of the team and what free agent needs may still be needed; plus young FA as well as Rookies may have to show something in camp...

WR Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Adrian Arrington
LT Jermon Bushrod, Charles Brown
LG Carl Nicks
C Matt Tennant
RG Jahri Evans
RT Jon Stinchcomb, Zach Strief
TE Jimmy Graham, David Thomas, Tory Humphrey
FL Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem
QB Drew Brees, Chase Daniel
FB Korey Hall, Lynell Hamilton
RB Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram(r), Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory

LDE Cam Jordan(r), Alex Brown, Junior Galette, Turk McBride
DT Sedrick Ellis
NT Shaun Rogers, Aubrayo Franklin
RDE Will Smith, Jeff Charleston, Greg Romeus(r)
OLB Scott Shanle, Will Herring, Jonathan Casillas
MLB Jonathan Vilma, Marvin Mitchell, Anthony Waters
OLB Martez Wilson(r), Clint Ingram, Jo-Lonn Dunbar
LCB Jabari Greer, Patrick Robinson, Johnny Patrick
SS Roman Harper, Pierson Prioleau, Chris Reis
FS Malcolm Jenkins, Andre McDaniel(r)
RCB Tracy Porter, Leigh Torrence, Fabian Washington

PK Garrett Hartley
P Thomas Morstead

You can see some interesting position battles in camp...

Will Herring could have been signed as the nickle linebacker/specialist to spell Shanle, add depth...

DT-3 has Ellis and no other proven players; unless Saints braintrust has something else in mind, makes you see alot of LB, another NT signing, alot of DE, yet only one DT-3....hmmm

saintsfan1976 08-03-2011 09:03 AM

Good post JP.

Did the new bargain change anything or is the final roster still 54?

papz 08-03-2011 09:08 AM

I thought it was 53?

foreverfan 08-03-2011 09:51 AM

You're looking at the Superbowl Roster II.

jeanpierre 08-03-2011 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 (Post 315081)
Did the new bargain change anything or is the final roster still 54?

As I understand, the two "significant" changes are:

1) Game Day actives expanded from 45 to 46.

2) Elimination of the "Emergency Quarterback"

Total Roster Size seems unchanged...

Note: Hopefully Saints opponents will need that third quarterback...

Luda34 08-03-2011 11:22 AM

Offense looks about right but on defence. I see Alex Brown and Anthony Waters gone. I hope we have a sleeper on this team that come and play his a&* off and make the team.

QBREES9 08-03-2011 12:20 PM

Question what happen to Heath Evans ???

biloxi-indian 08-03-2011 12:50 PM

JP; Charleston, Mitchell, Waters are not signed (A/O this writing). Romeus may go on either IR or PUP given he hasn't practiced to date due to rehabing a knee.

Plus, Safeties Amaya and Oliver will be in play.

Don't forget the LS Drescher. :)

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FinSaint 08-03-2011 12:54 PM

Hey fellow Saints fans!

I'm a first time poster, but a long time lurker on these forums, and I've been a fan & close follower of the Saints since around 1998 ("Ditka era"). I had couple of things to add...

C Matt Tennant -> C Cecil Newton

Although he was probably mainly brought in as a camp body, I guess he could serve as the backup for Tennant if Goodwin doesn't return and no other FA is brought in by the FO. And additionally he could also take up Tennant's duties on the ST. Naturally this would make the position a possible liability, but if the gap doesn't allow anymore big moves than I guess this would be what the Saints have at the moment. And what about this Ryan Taylor guy... another camp body?

DT Sedrick Ellis -> DT Tom Johnson

I was under the impression that this guy was a pretty promising 3-tech from the CFL, who had shown alot of promise and could really be a massive "sleeper." Naturally he is still unproven, which might be why he was not posted in the above depth chart.

According to the above highlights he seems to have that explosiveness off the line that could make him a good rotational guy for Ellis with a slightly bigger frame at 6-foot-3. Although, I'll be the first to admit that the CFL O-Lines really aren't true comparisons for their NFL counterparts. He apparently spent some time with the Colts before going to the CFL where he was a "West Division All-Star" for what it's worth. But, I believe you guys would know more about him than I do?

Also, as an afterthought, I read somewhere that Cameron Jordan can supposedly slide to DT as well, but since I haven't seen any of his College games at California... I don't know for sure whether it's true or not.

Anyway... just my two cents.

Crusader 08-03-2011 12:59 PM

Hey neighbour welcome onboard!

Who is this Tom Johnson? Did we sign him and when?

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