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Saints 2012 Depth Chart Revealed, Overwrought Analysis To Ensue

Last night, we received news of the roster moves the Saints made to bring the 2012 roster down to the 53-player limit.

And with all those moves announced, the Saints have now updated their depth chart, injured reserve list, and reserve/suspended roster, too.

I have brought all those charts and text boxes to you here, after the jump, so that we may see it all from that perspective and then further and better discuss what got started last night.

To help you prime your critical thinking pump, I present to you Mike Triplett's roster analysis from the (And for your second course, here's Pat Y's take on the moves.)

From that piece, Mike lets us know what action will be taking place today with the Saints player personnel officials and coaches:

The Saints will begin filling out their practice squad on Saturday afternoon after players pass through waivers. And it remains possible that they could make changes to the active roster based on other players who were released around the league.

So, be sure to check back with CSC throughout the day for all the practice squad news and roster updates...

As per the unofficial depth chart page of the New Orleans Saints Official Team Site, here is your initial 2012 season depth chart...(and below that you'll find the injured reserve and reserve/suspended rosters from the team site as well)


POS First Second Third Other
QB Drew Brees Chase Daniel

FB Jed Collins Korey Hall

RB Pierre Thomas Darren Sproles Mark Ingram Chris Ivory
Travaris Cadet
WR1 Marques Colston Lance Moore Adrian Arrington
WR1 Devery Henderson Courtney Roby Joseph Morgan
TE Jimmy Graham David Thomas Daniel Graham
LT Jermon Bushrod Charles Brown

LG Ben Grubbs Eric Olsen

C Brian de la Puente

RG Jahri Evans

RT Zach Strief Marcel Jones



POS First Second Third Other
LDE Cameron Jordan Junior Galette

NT Brodrick Bunkley Akiem Hicks

DT Sedrick Ellis Tom Johnson Tyrunn Walker
RDE Will Smith Turk McBride Martez Wilson
SLB Scott Shanle Will Herring

MLB Curtis Lofton Barrett Ruud

WLB David Hawthorne Jonathan Casillas

LCB Jabari Greer Johnny Patrick

SS Roman Harper Jonathon Amaya

FS Malcolm Jenkins Isa Abdul-Quddus

RCB Patrick Robinson Corey White Elbert Mack


Special Teams

POS First Second Third Other
K Garrett Hartley

P Thomas Morstead

LS Justin Drescher Jed Collins

H Chase Daniel Thomas Morstead

PR Darren Sproles Travaris Cadet

KR Darren Sproles Travaris Cadet

KO Thomas Morstead


Injured Reserve

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College

Banyard, Joe RB 5-11 213 23 R Texas-El Paso

Chamberlain, Chris LB 6-1 238 26 5 Tulsa

Givens, Chris WR 6-2 203 22 R Miami (Ohio)

Gumbs, Jose S 5-10 210 24 R

Johnson, Marquis CB 5-11 203 24 2 Alabama

Romeus, Greg DE 6-5 267 24 1 Pittsburgh

Tiller, Andrew G 6-5 326 23 R Syracuse

Toon, Nick WR 6-4 218 23 R Wisconsin

Tupou, Fenuki T 6-5 323 27 2 Oregon



# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
59 Humber, Ramon LB 5-11 232 25 4 North Dakota State
91 Smith, Will DE 6-3 282 31 9 Ohio State
51 Vilma, Jonathan LB 6-1 230 30 9 Miami (Fla.)

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How's that grab you? Do the Saints look like world beaters now? Which of the Saints releases would you like to see on the practice squad? What released players from around the league would you like to see the Saints seek to add to their roster or practice squad?