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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by rezburna I think John Kuhn is going to be a big upgrade at the FB position over Austin Johnson . I expect to see Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower, and CJ Spiller getting huge chunks of yardage with ...

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:49 PM   #521
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
I think John Kuhn is going to be a big upgrade at the FB position over Austin Johnson. I expect to see Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower, and CJ Spiller getting huge chunks of yardage with each carry.
Agreed. Kuhn has the total package & is proven in all phases @ his position.
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
I think John Kuhn is going to be a big upgrade at the FB position over Austin Johnson. I expect to see Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower, and CJ Spiller getting huge chunks of yardage with each carry.
The only red flag is John Kuhn's age, 33 yo, but it's not like he'll see that many snaps on offense...

Question is, can Kuhn pick up the slack on special teams where Austin Johnson was experienced both as a fullback and linebacker?
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:37 AM   #524
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SAINTS DEPTH CHART - 2016 Training Camp Post - Preseason Week 1 Post Game

OFFENSE

QB (3) 9 -Drew Brees, 18 - Garrett Grayson, 7 - Luke McCown

FB (1) 29 - John Kuhn, 39 - Sione Houma, 35 - Austin Johnson

RB (5) 22 - Mark Ingram, 28 - C.J. Spiller, 34 - Tim Hightower, 23 - Marcus Murphy, 36 - Daniel Lasco, 38 - Travaris Cadet

WR (3) 10 - Brandin Cooks, 13 - Michael Thomas, 14 - R.J. Harris, 11 - Reggie Bell, 16 - Brandon Coleman, 19 - Jake Lampmann

LT (2) 72 - Terron Armstead, 70 - Tony Hills, 79 - Joseph Cheek

LG (2) 65 - Senio Kelemete, 78 - Landon Turner, 71 - Kaleb Eulls

C (2) 60 - Max Unger, 66 - Jack Allen, 61 - Marcus Henry

RG (2) 75 - Andrus Peat, 68 - Tim Lelito, 62 - Cyril Lemon, 70 - Jordan Walsh

RT (1) 64 - Zach Strief, 74 - Tyrus Thompson, 73 - John Fullington

TE (3) 82 - Coby Fleener, 84 - Michael Hoomanawanui, 89 - Josh Hill, 88 - RaShaun Allen, 86 - Chris Manhertz, 45 - Garrett Griffin

SR (2) 83 - Willie Snead, 87 - Tommylee Lewis, 81 - Jordan Williams, 85 - Jared Dangerfield


DEFENSE

SDE (2) 94 - Cameron Jordan, 98 - Bobby Richardson, 70 - Matt Shaughnessy

DT (3) 99 - Sheldon Rankins, 90 - Nick Fairley, 93 - David Onyemata, 69 - C.J. Wilson

NT (2) 95 - Tyeler Davison, 92 - John Jenkins, 96 - Ashaad Mabry

WDE (2) 91 - Kasim Edebali, 58 - Obum Gwacham, 63 - Darryl Tapp, 44 - Hau'oli Kikaha

SLB (2) 56 - Mike Mauti, 55 - Davis Tull, 57 - Dillon Lee, 50 - Stephone Anthony

MLB (2) 53 - James Laurinaitis, 52 - Craig Robertson, 51 - Jeff Schoettmer

WLB (2) 59 - Dannell Ellerbe, 54 - Nate Stupar, 97 - Tony Steward

LCB (3) 40 - Delvin Breaux, 27 - Damian Swann, 49 - De’Vante Harris, 37 - Brandon Dixon

SS (2) 32 - Kenny Vaccaro, 41 - Roman Harper, 26 - Trae Elston

FS (3) 31 - Jairus Byrd, 48 - Vonn Bell, 30 - Erik Harris, 42 - Jamal Golden

RCB (2) 25 - P.J. Williams, 46 - Ken Crawley, 20 - Brian Dixon, 43 - Jimmy Pruitt, 21 - Keenan Lewis


KICKING

K (1) 3 - Connor Barth, 5 - Kai Forbath

P (1) 6 - Thomas Morstead

LS (1) 47 - Justin Drescher, 46 - Chris Highland



RESERVE/INJURED

FS 33 - Jamarca Sanford (Prior to Cut to 75)

CB 24 - Kyle Wilson (Prior to Cut to 75)

WR 12 - Kyle Prater (Prior to Cut to 75)

DE 77 - D.J. Pettway (Prior to Cut to 75)



RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM

LB 44 - Hau'oli Kikaha



RESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY

DE 76 - Mitchell Loewen

OL 67 - Avery Young



Projected Starter

Veteran Free Agent Acquisition

Reserve/Injured/PUP

Draft Selection/UDRFA/Future

Note: Jersey Numbers based on Nola.com, Twitter, and NewOrleansSaints.com Images and Reports

Note: Roster Unit Nos.: Offense - 45, Defense - 40, Kicking - 5, Total Roster - 90

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I think the last RB roster spot will ultimately come down to either Hightower or Cadet.
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Hightower it is then.
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I wonder if we're thinking at all about moving Tull to Sam LB. I know he's still developing but with his lack of length he's shut down as soon as a lineman gets their hands on him.
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I wonder if we're thinking at all about moving Tull to Sam LB. I know he's still developing but with his lack of length he's shut down as soon as a lineman gets their hands on him.
Gosh I thought he looked a step too slow last night. I'd give him a bit more time to develop though.

Side note - did you notice Nate Stupar last night? The guy plays with a chip on his shoulder. I'm no defensive coach but he set the edge pretty darn well last night. Coverage ability wasn't bad either.
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Gosh I thought he looked a step too slow last night. I'd give him a bit more time to develop though.

Side note - did you notice Nate Stupar last night? The guy plays with a chip on his shoulder. I'm no defensive coach but he set the edge pretty darn well last night. Coverage ability wasn't bad either.
Stupar is going to be good. I liked it as soon as we got him. Good possibility he becomes a steal of all FA we got. I'm high on this guy. Thanks for sharing that I only got to listen to the game thanks to that sorry a$$ NFL network I have.
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