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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Quarterback Drew Brees, Chase Daniel (2) This projection wonít change at all during training camp unless thereís an injury. I will literally copy and paste this response the rest of training camp. Garrett Graysonís night against the Houston Texans would ...

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Old 08-28-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Drew Brees, Chase Daniel (2)
This projection wonít change at all during training camp unless thereís an injury. I will literally copy and paste this response the rest of training camp.
Garrett Graysonís night against the Houston Texans would have appeared much better had Tommylee Lewis come down with a perfect deep ball in the fourth quarter. But the New Orleans Saints receiver let the ball slip through his hands.
Regardless, the Saints should only keep two quarterbacks on the roster with Grayson or Ryan Nassib on the practice squad.

Running back
Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson, Alvin Kamara, Daniel Lasco, John Kuhn (5, 7 total roster)
Ingram and Peterson took center stage in the first half against Houston. Neither player jumped off the page by any means. Still, the Saints simply wanted the two veteran tailbacks to take a few preseason snaps after sitting out the first two games.
Mission accomplished.
Plenty of Saints fans left the Texans game wondering why Kamara never left the sideline. Heís not injured, folks. The Saints didnít want to give any additional info away on their dynamic rookie tailback. Kamara displayed enough with a stellar first two games.
Iíve been pointing to undrafted Darius Victor as a practice-squad candidate the past couple of projections. Scoring a touchdown helps his case. Fumbling the ball away when youíre trying to run out the clock, thatís not helping your cause.



Wide receiver
Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon Coleman, Tommylee Lewis, (5, 12 total)
No changes here once again. The hierarchy remains the same.
Coleman was making this roster anyway, but watching him haul in a 31-yard reception Saturday night stuck out as a positive sign for the 6-foot-6 wideout. We also watched Ginn being used in a more dynamic role within the offense with the end-around carry.
You would have liked to have seen Lewis come down with the touchdown catch from Grayson. Lewis highlighted his speed to create the opening. His drop shouldnít hinder him from sticking on the roster, though.

Offensive line
Zach Strief, Larry Warford, Max Unger, Andrus Peat, Terron Armstead (will remain on PUP list, meaning Iím not counting him), Ryan Ramczyk, Bryce Harris, Senio Kelemete, Landon Turner (8, 23 total)
This competition has been challenging to judge from a depth standpoint.
Unger came off the physically unable to perform list last week. He should be full-go to continue his starting role at center in Week 1. This would likely mean the end for LeRibeus and his inconsistent snapping.
Panic seemed evident from Saints fans when they discovered Harris was starting at left tackle against Jadeveon Clowney and the stout Texans defense. To his credit, Harris mostly held his own to allow Brees sufficient playing time in the Dome. Harris earned a roster spot instead of Khalif Barnes because of Saturdayís outing.
John Fullington seemed like a solid utility option for the Saints. His injury might put the team in a bind. Thatís why I have Turner on my latest list.

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Old 08-28-2017, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: Saints 2017 training camp roster projections 5.0

My entire soul just screams NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! on Bryce Harris. He just feels like an accident, penalty, or turnover waiting to happen.

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My entire soul just screams NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! on Bryce Harris. He just feels like an accident, penalty, or turnover waiting to happen.

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But as a back-up? We could do a lot worse.
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BTW: the fumble probably assured we keep Victor as a PS RB.

I think Bighill makes the team. He's not so much small as he is just short. 5-10, 230 lbs is compact and he delivers explosive hits. Don't let the height scare you, especially at MLB. Saints fans should know the difference between small and short, been there seen that.
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Nice article but keep DL Loewen over Tapp, RB Victor or Edmunds over Lasco (whichever one can't slip by all 32 team to our Practice Squad), and keep an extra DT in McDaniels (cut another position...I offer OT B. Harris' spot). Stupar to IR or PUP opens another spot.

What was he watching? He didn't notice our D dominate? Loewen and McDaniels played well. Definitely keep more D Linemen than this list.
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