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Danno 08-05-2005 11:22 AM

My Final 53 Man Roster, 2005 version1
53 man roster looks set, barring some pre-season surprises or injuries.
25 Defense
25 Offense
3 Special Teams

DE (4) Howard, Grant, Smith, Bryant,
DT (5) Young, Leisle, Whitehead, Sullivan, Jefferson
LB (7) Watson, Fincher, Bockwoldt, Allen, Hodge, McKinnon, Grant (Fisher if Grant gets hurt again)
CB (4) McKenzie, Brown, Craft, Thomas
S (5) Smith, Bellamy, Bullocks, Mitchell, Gleason

Fisher may replace Hodge if he looks good enough to play the SAM and is healthy.

OL (8 ) Bentley, Brown, Mayberry, Holland, Gandy, Jacox, Stinchcomb, Nesbit.
TE (4) Conwell, Hilton, Meier, Williams
WR (6) Horn, Stallworth, Hakim, Henderson, Lewis, Gardner
RB (4) McAllister, Stecker, Smith, Karney
QB (3) Brooks, McPherson, (Bouman or Kingsbury)

Special teams:
Carney, Berger, Houser

McAffee: May take a LB spot (Fisher/Grant), or the last TE spot (Williams/Meier). But I doubt it. He finally gets cut.

ScottyRo 08-05-2005 11:38 AM

RE: My Final 53 Man Roster, 2005 version1
I think McAfee stays and we lose either Meier or Boo.

WhoDat 08-05-2005 11:39 AM

RE: My Final 53 Man Roster, 2005 version1
Nice list Danno.

Personally, I might give up Nesbit or McKinnon for McAfee. The guy's old but he's still a special teams ace. Houser, McAffee, Gleason, Mitchell, and Lewis should make for a good special teams (Berger too - who is real good. Carney is getting old).

ScottyRo 08-05-2005 11:43 AM

RE: My Final 53 Man Roster, 2005 version1
What about TE Hall? Is he finally getting cut? I think it's time. He may be an excellent blocker but we need TEs who can block and catch - even if their blocking isn't as good as his.

Euphoria 08-05-2005 11:43 AM

RE: My Final 53 Man Roster, 2005 version1
I am thinking Gardner maybe gone.

ssmitty 08-05-2005 01:06 PM

i agree............mcafee, while old has probably won us countless games on special team efforts that goes unrealized..........i would be surprised to say the least that he does'nt make the final cut.........smitty

papz 08-05-2005 01:59 PM

Nice list.

I've been under the impression that Hall is one of Haz's favorite... but someone has to be the odd man out. Besides Conwell and Hiltion, I think anyone of the 3 leftover could be gone.

With all the praise and improvement Gardner has made during camp, he's probably going to be our 4th receiver... much less being cut.

RockyMountainSaint 08-05-2005 02:14 PM


I am thinking Gardner maybe gone.
No way.

What about TE Hall? Is he finally getting cut? I think it's time.
Amen. It may be time for Boo to go as well.
Meier won't be able to make an impression what with the knee injury. He may go. Don't sleep on Hilton. He has looked good at camp.

It's hard to imagine Fast Freddy being cut. If only because he is one of my favorite Saints. He's also great with fans . Always upbeat and funny.
I was ecstatic when he was re-signed.

SaintCraig 08-05-2005 04:40 PM

At DT you left off our starter Howard Green. Do you really think so little of him?

ScottyRo 08-05-2005 05:00 PM

Good eyes, SC. I didn't spot him as being missing. So, both Meier and Boo are gone.

Danno 08-05-2005 07:38 PM

Don't know how I left off Green.
We wont keep 6 DT's so someone's gotta go.

Whitehead? Leisle? Jefferson? Or maybe Sullivan?

My call would be Whitehead, Sullivan (yep, take that hit now), Jefferson (PS) then Leisle.

But a lot can happen before the 53 deadline. Leisle may stink it up, Jefferson may show he needs to bulk up on the PS...

nola_swammi 08-05-2005 07:58 PM

Wr...Joe Horn , Donte Stallworth, azhair akem, Talman Gardner, Michael Lewis, Devery Henderson

Joe & Donte are safe... Akem his biggest problem: can he be RELIABLE? (no) Gardner although he is have a great camp will the coaches have CONFIDENCE in him?(maybe) Michael Lewis have all the ability to be a gret 3rd WR but do he have the DURABILITY to play? (no) I would've said Devery was safe but I am not sure that the coaches will have the PATIENCE.

I know this will be a hard cut but I thinkit will come down to M. Lewis & A. Akeem. The saints will try to trade M. Lewis for a 3rd or 4th but will end up waiving him.

LeCharles Bently, Jammal Brown, Jamar Nesbit, Montrae Holland, Kendyll Jacox, Spencer Folau, Jon Stinchcomb, Jermaine Mayberry, Wayne Gandy

Bentley & Brown are safe.... They're nothing real major to point out on anyone but Gandy. His age & cap # might put him on trading block but I don't see any takers. This will go down to the wire but the GREAT AlMIGHTY Swammi foresee Kendyl Jacox being waived & Jon Stinchcomb being traded.

Deuce, A Stecker, A Smith F McaFee....all are safe

Karney (FB) K Houser(LS) safe

TE Meier, B Williams, L Hall, E Conwell, Z Hilton
someone have to go & B Williams seems to be the odd man out. The guy need to take some prozac. The guy is too over excited when he catch a 5 yard pass

QB Brooks, Bouman, McPherson, Klingsbury
unless Klingsbury have a outstanding preseason games & Bouman bum out like last year. Klingsbury will be the final cut

practice squad(hopeful)

Archibald (OL), Chase Lyman (WR), Chad Setterstrom (OL)

Defense Coming Soon!!!

papz 08-06-2005 09:51 AM

"Talman (Gardner) right now is the hottest receiver in camp. He is. He is having a hell of a camp. But you have to be consistent and end the way you start." -- Horn on Gardner, who is competing to be the Saints' No. 3 receiver.

I hope Setterstrom makes the team.

BoudinSandwich 08-06-2005 11:21 AM

I really would hate to see us get rid of Michael Lewis. So what if 95% of his game is special teams returner. He is dangerous! Last season he turned games around for us. I remember watching one game and we were losing. The whole team put up this lackluster performance, but Michael Lewis. He ran one back and it was a brand new ball game from there. He lights sparks for this team. Also, field position should be key to our coaches. Getting great field position always leads to more scores. Granted Hakeem could run kickoffs back, he's not as great as the "Beer Man." Face it, Lewis is an icon and if this was Madden, the Saints would lose prestige points for getting rid of him.

BoudinSandwich 08-06-2005 11:26 AM

Another thing worth mentioning about Michael Lews is he brings unity to the team. He's an undersized guy and any time a player from another team picks on him or gives him a good hit, Saints players crowd around Lewis and protect him.

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