NFL: New Orleans Saints releases updated depth chart


The Saints released their first unofficial depth chart this week. Remember though, such depth charts usually favor the veterans and the experienced, ahead of the incoming new players. So with that in mind, this is more about the current status of players while they’re still installing the playbook, than it is a prediction of where everyone will line up in the season opener.


FS: +Jarius Byrd, Pierre Warren, Ty Zimmerman, Rafael Bush

LDE: Tyrunn Walker, George Uko, Akiem Hicks

NT: +Victor Butler, Junior Galette, Keyunta Dawson, Kasin Edebali

RDE: Rufus Johnson Jr., Glenn Foster, Cameron Jordan

RCB: +Champ Bailey, Brian Dixon, Patrick Robinson, Stanely Jean-Baptiste, Derrius Brooks

OLB: Junior Galette, Kasim Edebali, Keyunta Dawson, +Victor Butler

OLB: Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Khairi Fortt, Ronald Powell, Parys Haralson

LCB: Keenan Lewis, Rod Sweeting, Trevin Wade, +Terrence Frederick, Corey White

ILB: David Hawthone, Todd Davis, Kyle Knox

ILB: Ramon Humber, Kevin Reddick, Curtis Lofton

SS: Kenny Varraro, Vinnie Sunseri, Marcus Ball

FS: Rafael Bush, Pierre Warren, Ty Zimmerman, +Jairus Byrd


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

FB: +Erik Lorig, Austin Johnson, *Greg Bell

WR: Robert Meachem, Andy Tanner, Charles Hawkins, Seantavius Jones, Joe Morgan, +Kenny Stills

WR: Marques Colston, Brandon Coleman, Brandin Cooks, Nick Toon, *Tobais Palmer

TE: Jimmy Grahan (DUH), Josh Hill, Nic Jacobs, +Je’Ron Hamm, Benjamin Watson, *Richard Quinn

LT: Terron Armstead, Tavon Rooks, Bryce Harris

RT: Thomas Welch, +Ty Nsekhe, Zach Strief

LG: Senio Kelemete, Jason Weaver, +Benn Grubbs

RG: Marcel Jones, Manase Foketi, +Jahari Evans

C: Tim Lelito, Jonathan Goodwin, Matt Armstrong

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

Special Teams:

KR: Brandon Cooks, Charles Hawkins, Travaris Cadet

PR: Travaris Cadet, Charles Hawkins, Brandon Cooks

P: Thomas Morstead K: Shayne Graham, Derek Dimke

H: Luke McCown

LS: Justin Drescher

+ = Players not expected to play in preseason game 1 against Rams, based on lack of practice time as of late.

* = Newly signed players not yet included on Saints’ unofficial depth chart.

(duh) = The extremely professional term for “no brainer,” “of course” or “with out a doubt.”