Anzalone has been "entrenched" with the Saints' first-team defense, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com notes.

Triplett further added that rookie Zack Baun and new addition Nigel Bradham will compete for the No. 2 linebacker role, but "Anzalone's the one to beat so far." It's encouraging news for the fourth-year linebacker, who was placed on the injured reserve last September due to a shoulder injury and has only played a full season once in his career.

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