Update: Current New Orleans Saints Free Agency & Roster Breakdown

Another day of free agency on steroids is in the books and while the roster moves are beginning to slow down, there is still a little work to be done. After all the moves made yesterday, the Saints have three more players than they did yesterday and have only five roster spots left open. The decisions are starting to get a little more difficult. 

Currently, the Saints have 82 players under contract or agreed to terms.

They still have three rookies left to sign, but those are all but definite and are included on the final roster. There were no rookies signed yesterday but I would hope to see at least Martez Wilson sign today, if not either of the two first rounders (Jordan & Ingram). 

That gives the Saints a total of 85 players on their official roster.

With a roster limit of 90, that leaves 5 open roster spots left to fill, either by re-signing one of their own free agents or bringing in a new free agent player; unless they make more cuts to create more room. Restricted free agent Carl Nicks is almost sure to take one of those open spots. 

By far the biggest priority for the Saints is to re-sign tight end David Thomas. Other than Jimmy Graham, the Saints are a little thin at the position. Hopefully that's next on the list for Mickey Loomis and company. 

Other players remaining on the Saints unrestricted free agent list that I'd like to see them sign and might be considered a priority are Zach Strief, Anthony Hargrove and Jonathan Goodwin.

With the signing of fullback Korey Hall yesterday and three total FBs currently on the roster all fighting for one spot, things are not looking good for Heath Evans. At first glance, it's looking like the team may not be bringing him back.

Questions surround the future of Darren Sharper, Jeff Charleston and Marvin Mitchell as well. It's tough to tell whether they plan to re-sign these three players. The situation appears worse for Mitchell since there are already plenty of linebackers on the roster. 

I would be alright with letting the remaining Saints free agents take a walk. 

Finally, all of Who Dat Nation is on Cullen Jenkins watch. The team is reportedly in the running with the Cowboys for the rights to the Packers defensive lineman. Will the Saints get their man? 

Below you'll find a roster breakdown by position. Then you'll be treated to a complete, up-to-date roster (as of the publishing of this post) and full sortable Saints roster. It includes the three remaining not-yet-but-soon-to-be-signed 2011 draft picks. That's followed by a list of the Saints remaining unsigned free agents, also in an easy to use, sortable table. But first, a quick recap of yesterday's action 

 

In case you missed it:

Saints Release LS Jason Kyle

Saints Release LB Stanley Arnoux

Saints Re-Sign S Pierson Prioleau

Saints Sign FB Korey Hall

Saints Sign G Dan Gay

Saints Sign DE Curtis Johnson

Saints Re-Sign S Roman Harper

 

OFFENSE

T - 5

G - 5

C - 2

TE - 4

WR - 11

RB - 8

FB - 3

QB - 4

Total: 42


DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

DE - 6

DT - 6

LB - 12

CB - 7

S - 7

K - 2

P - 1

LS - 2

Total: 43

 

 

Current Roster

Click the header of a column to sort it. We should find out more players numbers today. 

 

Number Position Player College
70 G/T Roger Allen Missouri Western
31 S Pierson Prioleau Virginia Tech
87 WR Adrian Arrington Michigan
43 RB Joique Bell Wayne State
94 DE Cameron Jordan Cal
89 WR Montez Billings Auburn
9 QB Drew Brees Purdue
96 DE Alex Brown Florida
71 T Charles Brown USC
-- S Jonathon Amaya Nevada-Reno
62 LB Ezra Butler Nevada
4 QB Sean Canfield Oregon St.
95 LB Martez Wilson Illinois
52 LB Jonathan Casillas Wisconson
10 QB Chase Daniel Missouri
45 FB Jed Collins Washington St. 
12 WR Marques Colston Hofstra
28 RB Mark Ingram Alabama
60 G  Brian de la Puente California
47 LS Justin Drescher Colorado
98 DT Sedrick Ellis USC
73 G Jahri Evans Bloomsburg
93 DE Junior Galette Stillman
-- RB Darren Sproles Kansas St.
80 TE Jimmy Graham Miami
33 CB Jabari Greer Tennessee
30 RB Lynell Hamilton San Diego St.
18 WR Michael Galatas Millsaps
5 K Garrett Hartley Oklahoma
19 WR Devery Henderson LSU
54 LB Ramon Humber North Dakota St..
75 DT Mitch King Iowa
29 RB Chris Ivory Tiffin
27 S Malcolm Jenkins Ohio St. 
72 DT Tom Johnson Southern Miss.
41 S Roman Harper Alabama
82 TE Tyler Lorenzen Connecticut
17 WR Robert Meachem Tennessee
95 DT Swanson Miller Oklahoma St. 
16 WR Lance Moore Toledo
6 P Thomas Morstead Southern Methodist
38 CB Mark Parson Ohio
22 CB Tracy Porter Indiana
34 CB Patrick Robinson Florida St. 
92 DT Shaun Rogers Texas
91 DE Will Smith Ohio St. 
78 T Jon Stinchcomb Georgia
14 WR Andy Tanner Midwestern St.
36 RB Chris Taylor Indiana
65 C/G Matt Tennant Boston College
23 RB Pierre Thomas Illinois
51 LB Jonathan Vilma Miami
61 LB Nate Bussey Illinois
32 CB Johnny Patrick Louisville
79 DE Greg Romeus Pittsburgh
2 K Jake Rogers Cincinnati
43 S Isa Abdul Quddus Fordham
62 T Harold Beilby Marian University
11 WR John Chiles Texas
3 QB Ryan Colburn Fresno St. 
88 WR Jarred Fayson Illinois
48 TE Harry Flaherty Princeton
37 RB C.J. Gable USC
45 CB Josh Gatlin North Dakota St. 
81 TE Michael Higgins Nebraska-Omaha
66 LB Jeremiha Hunter Iowa
46 FB Kolby Hurt Missouri St. 
61 G Carl Johnson Florida
63 DT Dexter Larimore Ohio St.
46 S DeAndre McDaniel Clemson
13 WR Joseph Morgan Walsh
49 LS Kyle Nelson New Mexico St.
67 LB Dwight Roberson Oregon St.
66 T Mike Smith Nebraska
67 C Ryan Taylor UCLA
-- LB Will Herring Auburn
24 CB Leigh Torrence Stanford
56 LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar Boston College
55 LB Danny Clark Illinois
74 T Jermon Bushrod Towson
39 S Chris Reis Georgia Tech
58 LB Scott Shanle Nebraska
-- FB Korey Hall Boise St. 
-- DE Curtis Johnson Clark Atlanta
-- G Dan Gay Baylor

 

 

Saints Free Agents

Click the header of a column to sort it. 

 

Number Position Player College Status
59 LB Anthony Waters
Clemson
RFA
77 G Carl Nicks Nebraska RFA (Tendered)
92 DT Remi Ayodele

Oklahoma Signed by Vikings
46 RB Ladell Betts Iowa UFA
97 DE Jeff Charleson Idaho St. UFA
44 FB Heath Evans Auburn UFA
37 S Matt Giordano California UFA
76 C Jonathan Goodwin Michigan UFA
69 DT/DE Anthony Hargrove Georgia Tech UFA
84 TE Tory Humphrey Central Michigan

UFA
21 RB Julius Jones Notre Dame UFA
-- LB Kawika Mitchell South Florida UFA
50 LB Marvin Mitchell  Tennessee UFA
15 WR Courtney Roby Indiana UFA
42 S Darren Sharper William & Mary UFA
64 T Zach Strief Northwestern UFA
85 TE David Thomas Texas UFA
99 DE/DT Jimmy Wilkerson Oklahoma UFA
35 RB DeShawn Wynn Florida UFA
28 S Usama Young Kent St. Signed by Browns
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