The 53: WWLTV.com's early guess at the Saints' roster

The 53: WWLTV.com's early guess at the Saints' roster

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FILE PHOTO: New Orleans Saints tight end Jake Byrne (82) pulls in a pass against defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) runs through drills during training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Sunday, July 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 5:34 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

We’re two games into the 2013 preseason, which means there’s now a solid base for everyone to throw their best guesses out there on 53-man rosters.

Here’s our Aug. 22 best guess, broken into three categories: Sure things, likely and possible. Sure things are exactly what it says – sure bets to make the team. Likely are players we think are safe but aren’t positive.

Possible are players/spots we have no idea what to do with but had to fill out a 53-man roster. It’s not that those in the possible category aren’t good in our eyes; it’s more that a roster always takes a certain look and some positions are generally deeper than others. And those, like Will Herring, play valuable pieces of special teams.

I'll come back next week after the Texans game and give explanations to each position.

Sure Things:
Drew Brees
Charles Brown
Brodrick Bunkley
Rafael Bush
Jed Collins
Marques Colston
Brian de la Puente
Justin Drescher
Jahri Evans
Junior Galette
Jimmy Graham
Jabari Greer
Ben Grubbs
Roman Harper
Garrett Hartley
David Hawthorne
Akiem Hicks
Ramon Humber
Mark Ingram
John Jenkins
Malcolm Jenkins
Cam Jordan
Keenan Lewis
Curtis Lofton
Luke McCown
Lance Moore
Thomas Morstead
Eric Olsen
Patrick Robinson
Will Smith
Darren Sproles
Kenny Stills
Zach Strief
Pierre Thomas
Nick Toon
Kenny Vaccaro
Benjamin Watson
Martez Wilson
Terron Armstead
Jon Vilma

Likely:
Isa Abdul-Quddus
Bryce Harris
Jay Richardson
Glenn Foster
Travaris Cadet
Courtney Roby

Possible:
Eric Martin
Will Herring
Michael Higgins
Jim Leonhard
Chris Carr
Preston Parker
Marcel Jones

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