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Where the Saints roster stands currently

With the rookie camp now finished the Saints saw enough in WR Steve Hull (rookie from Illinois), RB Derrick Strozier (rookie from Tulane), OL Thomas Welch (veteran originally drafted in 7th round by Patriots in 2010) and DE/LB Cheta Ozougwu (veteran originally drafted in 7th round by Texans in 2011) to give them contracts. No such luck for Jacob Hester, Jordan Jefferson and some of the other camp invitees. With those four signings the Saints now have 88 players under contract on their roster after also releasing Micajah Reynolds and Brandon McCray. This does not include Jimmy Graham who is franchised and awaiting a grievance hearing set for June 17-18. In case you missed it, all the drafted rookies have been signed, including Brandin Cooks.  The roster maximum going into camp is 90, so even with Graham in limbo and soon to be signed (hopefully) that means one spot is still open. One spot will also open if you count the spot occupied currently by paralyzed former Tulane player Devon Walker who was just signed. Hopefully a veteran center will fill one of those open spots.

Here’s the unofficial depth chart as I see it currently:

QB: Drew Brees, Luke McCown, Ryan Griffin, Logan Kilgore

RB: Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson, Travaris Cadet, Timothy Flanders, Derrick Strozier

FB: Erik Lorig, Austin Johnson

WR: Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem, Nick Toon, Andy Tanner, Joseph Morgan, Brandin Cooks, Chris Givens, Charles Hawkins, Brandon Coleman, Seantavious Jones, Steve Hull

TE: Benjamin Watson, Joshua Hill, Nic Jacobs, Je’Ronn Hamm (Jimmy Graham franchised)

T: Terron Armstread, Zach Strief, Bryce Harris, Marcel Jones, Ty Nsheke, Tavon Rooks, Thomas Welch

G: Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Senio Kelemete, Mike Golic Jr.

C: Tim Lelito (primary guard backup also), Matt Armstrong

DE: Cameron Jordan, Akiem Hicks, Glenn Foster, Tyrunn Walker, George Uko, Virgil Lawrence

NT: Brodrick Bunkley, John Jenkins

OLB: Junior Galette, Parys Haralson, Keyunta Dawson, Victor Butler, Rufus Johnson, Kyle Knox, Ronald Powell, Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Kasim Edebali, Cheta Ozougwu

ILB: Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne, Ramon Humber, Kevin Reddick, Khairi Fortt, Spencer Hadley

CB: Keenan Lewis, Champ Bailey, Corey White, Patrick Robinson, Trevin Wade, Rod Sweeting, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, A. J. Davis, Derrius Brooks, Terrence Frederick, Brian Dixon

S: Jairus Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro, Rafael Bush, Marcus Ball, Vinnie Sunseri, Pierre Warren, Ty Zimmerman

K: Shayne Graham, Derek Dimke

P: Thomas Morstead

LS: Justin Drescher

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