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Saints Roster Cuts 2015: Predicting the Final 53-Man Roster

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Final cuts are due by tomorrow afternoon across the league so here is my final crack at predicting the Saints final 2015 roster.

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The Saints and all other NFL teams must reduce their roster to a maximum of 53 players prior to tomorrow, September 5th, by 3:00 p.m. CST. Which means we'll be hearing about 22 players getting cut either today or tomorrow.

In anticipation of that, I have put together my final 53-man roster prediction of the year. Much of it is the same as my previous training camp version with a few changes. Since we haven't seen anything from C.J. Spiller because of a knee injury, I think they're going to place him on temporary IR. I had to get rid of Ryan Griffin, sadly. Joe Morgan makes the team simply because of a lack of options at wide receiver. I flipped a coin to decide which kicker will make the team. And I added an extra linebacker spot in exchange for a fifth defensive end.

Let me know what you think! Feel free to offer your own roster projections in the comment section below.

Projected 53-Man Roster

QB Drew Brees
QB Luke McCown
QB Garrett Grayson


RB Mark Ingram
RB Khiry Robinson
RB Marcus Murphy
RB Tim Hightower

FB Austin Johnson

WR Marques Colston
WR Brandin Cooks
WR Brandon Coleman
WR Willie Snead
WR Joe Morgan

TE Ben Watson
TE Josh Hill
TE Alex Smith*

T Terron Armstead
T Zach Strief
T Andrus Peat
Bryce Harris

G Jahri Evans
G Senio Kelemente
G Tim Lelito
G Mike McGlynn

C Max Unger

DE Cameron Jordan
DE Akiem Hicks
DE Bobby Richardson
DE Parys Haralson

DT Tyeler Davidson
DT John Jenkins
DT Kevin Williams

LB Stephone Anthony
LB Hau'oli Kikaha
LB Dannell Ellerbe
LB David Hawthorne
LB Ramon Humber
LB Kasim Edebali
LB Davis Tull

CB Keenan Lewis
CB Brandon Browner
CB Delvin Breaux 
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste
CB Kyle Wilson
CB Damian Swann

S Jairus Byrd
S Kenny Vaccaro
S Rafael Bush
Pierre Warren
S Jamarca Sanford

K Dustin Hopkins

P Thomas Morstead

LS Justin Drescher

Injured Reserve designated to return

C.J. Spiller

*Suspended First Game

Orson Charles

Practice Squad

QB Ryan Griffin

TE Chris Manhertz

DE Tavaris Barnes

DT Kaleb Eulls

DT Ashaad Mabry

LB Henry Coley

G Cyril Lemon

G/T Sean Hickey

WR Seantavius Jones