New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense3rd129.4 (6th)261.8 (5th)
Defense17th111.7 (15th)224.8 (15th)
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47Anzalone, Alex LB6-32419/22/19942Florida
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19916Arkansas-Pine Bluff
85Arnold, Dan WR6-62203/15/19952Wis.-Platteville
31Banjo, Chris DB5-102072/26/19905SMU
62Barclay, Don G6-43054/18/19897West Virginia
5Barrett, J.T. QB6-22201/23/1995ROhio State
24Bell, Vonn DB5-1120512/12/19943Ohio State
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197918Purdue
99Bromley, Jay DT6-33145/28/19925Syracuse
74Bushrod, Jermon T6-53188/19/198412Towson
80Carr, Austin WR6-119512/25/19932Northwestern
64Clapp, Will C6-531112/10/1995RLSU
29Coleman, Kurt DB5-112084/1/19889Ohio State
20Crawley, Ken CB6-11802/8/19933Colorado
92Davenport, Marcus DE6-62659/4/1996RTexas-San Antonio
56Davis, Demario LB6-22481/11/19897Arkansas State
95Davison, Tyeler DT6-23099/3/19924Fresno State
33Edmunds, Trey RB6-222312/30/19942Maryland
55Elliott, Jay LB6-325511/11/19914Toledo
18Floyd, Michael WR6-322011/27/19897Notre Dame
59Freeman, KeShun LB6-225011/10/1995RGeorgia Tech
19Ginn, Ted WR5-111804/12/198512Ohio State
48Gray, J.T. DB6-02021/18/1996RMississippi State
45Griffin, Garrett TE6-42403/4/19942Air Force
96Hamilton, Woodrow DT6-331512/20/19922Ole Miss
34Hardee, Justin DB6-12002/7/19942Illinois
91Hendrickson, Trey DE6-427012/5/19942Florida Atlantic
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19906Idaho State
7Hill, Taysom QB6-22218/23/19902BYU
84Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19889Illinois
15Huff, Josh WR5-1120610/14/19914Oregon
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19898Alabama
27Jamerson, Natrell DB6-019812/15/1995RWisconsin
46Jefferson, Rickey DB5-1120812/28/1994RLSU
69Jenkins, Alex DE6-62701/15/19931Incarnate Word (Tex.)
90Johnson, George DE6-426512/11/19877Rutgers
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19898California
58Jumper, Colton LB6-222911/26/1994RTennessee
41Kamara, Alvin RB5-102157/25/19952Tennessee
44Kikaha, Hau'oli DE6-32467/24/19924Washington
18Kirkwood, Keith WR6-321012/26/1993RTemple
53Klein, A.J. LB6-12407/30/19916Iowa State
36Lasco, Daniel RB6-120510/9/19923California
23Lattimore, Marshon CB6-01925/20/19962Ohio State
68Lawrence, Devaroe DT6-229410/13/19921Auburn
61LeRibeus, Josh G6-23157/2/19896SMU
73Leonard, Rick T6-731111/22/1996RFlorida State
11Lewis, Tommylee WR5-716810/24/19923Northern Illinois
42Line, Zach RB6-12334/26/19906SMU
70Loewen, Mitchell DE6-52752/14/19932Arkansas
3Lutz, Wil K5-111847/7/19943Georgia State
37Maulet, Arthur CB5-101907/13/19932Memphis
81Meredith, Cameron WR6-32079/21/19924Illinois State
62Mondeaux, Henry DT6-52809/19/1995ROregon
39Moore, Kam CB5-1020010/1/1996RBoston College
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/198610SMU
97Muhammad, Al-Quadin DE6-42503/28/19952Miami (FL)
28Neasman, Sharrod DB6-019810/14/19913Florida Atlantic
30Nelson, Robert DB5-91752/16/19903Arizona State
57Okafor, Alex DE6-42612/8/19916Texas
65Ola, Michael T6-53124/19/19885Hampton
93Onyemata, David DT6-430011/13/19923Manitoba (Canada)
75Peat, Andrus T6-731611/4/19934Stanford
86Phillips, John TE6-52516/11/19879Virginia
71Ramczyk, Ryan T6-63144/22/19942Wisconsin
98Rankins, Sheldon DT6-23054/2/19943Louisville
52Robertson, Craig LB6-12342/11/19886North Texas
21Robinson, Patrick DB5-111919/7/19879Florida State
12Savage, Tom QB6-42304/26/19905Pittsburgh
30Scott, Boston RB5-62034/27/1995RLouisiana Tech
10Smith, Tre'Quan WR6-22101/7/1996RUCF
76Stallworth, Taylor DT6-23058/18/1995RSouth Carolina
40Stephens, Linden CB6-01933/21/1995RCincinnati
54Stupar, Nate LB6-22403/14/19886Penn State
15Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/198710North Carolina
51Te'o, Manti LB6-12411/26/19916Notre Dame
13Thomas, Michael WR6-32123/3/19933Ohio State
66Tiller, Andrew G6-43243/13/19894Syracuse
63Tom, Cameron C6-43006/21/19952Southern Miss
78Turner, Landon G6-43255/15/19932North Carolina
60Unger, Max C6-53054/14/198610Oregon
35Vereen, Shane RB5-102053/2/19898California
67Warford, Larry G6-33176/18/19916Kentucky
82Watson, Benjamin TE6-325112/18/198015Georgia
38West, Terrance RB5-102251/28/19915Towson
32Williams, Jonathan RB6-02232/2/19943Arkansas
26Williams, P.J. CB6-01966/1/19934Florida State
40Williams, Marcus DB5-111963/24/19915North Dakota State
43Williams, Marcus DB6-11959/8/19962Utah
49Wood, Zach LS6-32551/10/19932SMU
69Wozniak, Nate T6-102808/30/1994RMinnesota
83Yelder, Deon TE6-42553/6/1995RWestern Kentucky
Injured Players
14Dural, Travin (IR) WR6-220711/19/19931LSU
76McDaniel, Tony (IR) DT6-73051/20/198512Tennessee
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Position Listing
Natrell Jamerson
No Updates
Michael Ola
Ola is signing a one-year deal with the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Ola tried out for the Saints over the weekend and will add depth at tackle behind starters Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk. The 30-year-old journeyman played for the Chargers in 2017, appearing in two games.

Tom Savage
Savage (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Savage was forced to leave Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury. With the veteran quarterback back in the mix, it doesn't seem like there is too much concern moving forward. Savage currently holds the edge over both Taysom Hill and J.T. Barrett for the No. 2 quarterback position in New Orleans.

Tre'Quan Smith
Smith caught three passes for 60 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Smith has been a standout throughout training camp and has now led the Saints in receiving yards in each of the team's first two preseason games. At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, the third-round draft pick has a nice combination of speed and size and proved to be a dangerous deep threat while at Central Florida. If Smith continues to excel, he could quickly factor into the Saints' three-receiver packages, particularly if either Cameron Meredith suffers an injury setback or 33-year-old Ted Ginn begins to show his age.

Trey Hendrickson
Hendrickson (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card tilt against the Panthers.

Hendrickson, who hasn't played since Week 14 due to an ankle injury, logged a limited practice Friday and will be available for Sunday's contest. He's expected to provide depth at defensive end behind Cameron Jordan and David Onyemata.

Landon Turner
No Updates
Ryan Ramczyk
Ramczyk (undisclosed) was an active participant at Saints' practice Monday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Ramczyk left Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury. While the team was tight-lipped regarding the situation, it now appears the issue was nothing serious. Barring any setbacks, the first-round pick out of Wisconsin is seemingly on track to start the season protecting quarterback Drew Brees' blind side.

Tyeler Davison
Davison (shoulder) is expected to return by training camp, Josh Katzenstein of The Times Picayune reports.

Davison underwent surgery in January to repair the torn labrum that impacted him throughout his rookie campaign. He's been rehabbing and recovering for months and is expected to be back in full for the start of training camp. When he returns he'll likely be the top backup at defensive tackle behind starters Sheldon Rankins and Nick Fairley.

Terron Armstead
Armstead has been a full participant at the Saints' OTAs, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Armstead played through a torn hip flexor in the 2017 season and has been rehabbing the injury throughout the offseason. He now looks to be back to full strength and will again look to solidify the team's offensive line in 2018.

Arthur Maulet
Maulet was signed to the Saints' 53-man roster Saturday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Maulet was waived by the Saints in late September and has resided on the team's practice squad. The 22-year-old should serve as a depth option in the secondary with safety Marcus Williams (groin) ruled out for Sunday's game, and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and P.J. Williams (shoulder) listed as questionable.

Deon Yelder
No Updates
Jermon Bushrod
Bushrod (arm) took some first-team reps at guard during the Saints' offseason program, Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports.

Bushrod underwent surgery on his arm back in January, but was always expected to be ready for Organized Team Activities. The 33-year-old guard signed with the Saints in March and will be a nice depth option along their offensive line.

Demario Davis
Davis is listed as the starting weakside linebacker on the Saints' first unofficial depth chart, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Davis took over as the Jets' starting middle linebacker in 2017 and easily turned in the best statistical season of his career, logging 135 tackles, five sacks and one pass breakup across 16 games while not missing a single defensive snap. It therefore comes as a bit of a surprise that the Saints would move him outside, with Manti Te'o starting at middle linebacker. While it's unwise to put too much stock into unofficial depth charts -- particularly this early in training camp -- Davis' production could take a slight hit if he does indeed remain outside.

Ken Crawley
Crawley recorded 54 tackles (47 solo), 17 passes defensed and one interception across 13 contests in 2017.

In his second season, Crawley solidified himself as the Saints' starting cornerback across from Marshon Lattimore after starting the season as an inactive. The 24-year-old is under contract through next season but then will become a restricted free agent. However, if he continues to grow in Dennis Allen's system throughout the offseason, the Saints may have no choice but to offer the young cornerback a long-term deal.

Benjamin Watson
Watson started Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals, but he didn't draw any targets on 18 snaps.

After missing the first week of the preseason with an undisclosed injury, Watson returned to practice last weekend and proved his health Friday night. He figures to get plenty of snaps on a team without much talent at his position, but it would be unwise to expect a reprisal of his 2015 target count (109) from his last stint with the Saints. In addition to being three years older, Watson is now part of a far more balanced team.

Mitchell Loewen
Loewen (undisclosed) logged 34 total snaps in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Loewen missed a few days of practice due to an undisclosed injury, but the minor issue didn't keep him from playing 23 defensive snaps Friday. He'll continue to battle for a reserve spot at defensive end.

Cameron Jordan
Jordan (foot) was sidelined for team drills during OTAs on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

It's unclear exactly how much individual work Jordan may have been able to put in Thursday, but it looks like the Saints are easing the defensive end back onto the field after he underwent minor foot surgery back in February. There hasn't been much concern surrounding Jordan's health since the surgery, however, and there isn't much of a reason to rush him back onto the practice field. Expect another update on Jordan's status to come during the team's mandatory minicamp in June.

Trey Edmunds
The Saints list Edmunds as their No. 2 fullback on the updated depth chart released by the team Monday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Edmunds is listed on the Saints' official roster as a running back, but it appears that head coach Sean Payton may be inclined to use the Maryland product at both backfield spots in 2018. The 23-year-old has received positive marks for his blocking thus far in camp and could displace incumbent Zach Line as the Saints' top bulldozer out of the backfield if the team prefers to open up a spot at another position. Even if Line is retained, the versatility Edmunds has shown during the preseason in addition to his strong performance in spot duty as a rookie -- he gained 48 yards and a touchdown on nine carries -- should put him in good position to crack the Week 1 roster.

Robert Nelson
Nelson is signing a contract with the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Nelson has appeared in 20 games over four seasons, seeming limited reps on both defense and special teams. He's likely facing an uphill battle to win a roster spot in New Orleans.

Nate Stupar
Stupar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Stupar tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Lions and his season officially is over. The linebacker played exclusively on special teams in his four games with the Saints, recording one tackle in four games.

Linden Stephens
No Updates
Josh LeRibeus
No Updates
Henry Mondeaux
No Updates
Daniel Lasco
Lasco (neck) cleared waivers and was moved to the Saints' Physically Unable to Perform list, according to the league's official transaction log.

Lasco was waived Wednesday after failing his physical earlier in the week. While he's now back with the Saints, the team hasn't provided a timeline for when Lasco will be back in action.

Neck - Physically Unable to Perform
Vonn Bell
Bell had nine tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.

Bell played every defensive snap for New Orleans and led the Saints in tackles for the second consecutive week. With Kenny Vaccaro on injured reserve, the second-year strong safety should continue to be a valuable IDP option as long as the Saints remain in the playoffs. Bell and the Saints will head to Minneapolis for an NFC divisional-round showdown with the Vikings next week.

Justin Hardee
Hardee (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Hardee started off the week not practicing but progressed to full participation Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 23-year-old should serve in his usual role as a special teams contributor against the Falcons this week.

J.T. Gray
No Updates
Brandon Tate
The Saints signed Tate to a contract Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

After stints in New England, Cincinnati and Buffalo, Tate will need to turn some heads during training camp if he hopes to land on New Orleans' final roster. The Saints now have 13 healthy receivers on their roster, so the veteran pass catcher will have his work cut out for him.

Dan Arnold
Arnold is transitioning to tight end in advance of the 2018 campaign, Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

Entering his second professional season, Arnold has yet to appear in an NFL game after spending the 2017 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. While there's been no indication that the 6-foot-6 Wisconsin-Platteville product is still under any physical limitations, there's also no guarantee that his move to tight end will secure him a roster spot this summer. However, he likely faces better odds at that position than he'd have at wide receiver, where the Saints are loaded.

A.J. Klein
Klein is listed as the starting strong-side linebacker on the Saints' first unofficial depth chart, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Klein was the Saints' starting middle linebacker for most of last season -- relegating Manti Te'o to a backup role -- so it comes as a surprise that Te'o is listed as the starter, with Klein and Demario Davis manning the outside spots. That said, it's possible that Klein could lose his grip on a starting job following the offseason addition of Davis, so it's probably a good thing for Klein's fantasy stock that he's listed with the first unit at all.

Manti Te'o
Te'o made five tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.

Te'o played 57 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (77 percent), in addition to seven special-teams snaps. Te'o has notched 36 total tackles in the five games since starting at middle linebacker after AJ Klein (groin) was lost of the season. While not a flashy performer, Te'o should continue to be a quality IDP option in playoff fantasy leagues. The Saints will travel to Minnesota for next week's divisional-round contest against the Vikings.

Drew Brees
Brees did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Brees did not play in the Saints' first preseason game, either, but there's no reason for concern here. Brees has been a full participant in practice, and there's simply no need for the veteran to risk injury in a meaningless exhibition. As a result of a reinvigorated running game last year, the future Hall of Fame quarterback attempted his fewest passes in a full season since 2005. Brees nevertheless remains locked in as one of the best signal-caller options in fantasy, even as he enters his 18th NFL season.

Travin Dural
The Saints placed Dural (arm) on injured reserve Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Dural was unable to land a spot on any team's 53-man roster during his rookie season before ultimately signing a reserve/future contract with the Saints. His training camp got off to an unfortunate start Sunday, as the 24-year-old pass catcher suffered a broken humerus in practice. As a result, the team was forced to place him on the IR where he will remain for the rest of the season unless both parties reach an injury settlement.

Arm - Injured Reserve
Garrett Griffin
Griffin (foot) is participating in training camp, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Griffin is looking good from a physical standpoint after finishing the season on injured reserve with a foot injury. The second-year Air Force product is competing for a depth role at tight end.

Boston Scott
Scott took six carries for 28 yards but didn't draw any targets in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Jonathan Williams rotated in behind Mark Ingram throughout the first half, while Scott and Terrance West didn't get any work on offense until late in the game. Scott did pick up 87 yards on three kickoff returns and 13 yards on one punt return, making his case for a spot on the 53-man roster even if he doesn't have a significant role in the backfield.

Colton Jumper
No Updates
Josh Hill
Hill (finger) took part in the Saints' June minicamp, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Hill had offseason surgery to straighten out his left ring finger, which was bent at an almost 90-degree angle for much of last season. The procedure should help him with catching passes, though he'll likely play second fiddle to offseason tight-end acquisition Ben Watson on offense.

Will Clapp
No Updates
Michael Thomas
Thomas caught two passes on three targets for 12 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Starting quarterback Drew Brees sat out the Saints' second preseason game, and Thomas accomplished little with backups Tayson Hill and Tom Savage under center. Still, no player in NFL history has caught more passes in his first two seasons than Thomas, who should again rank as a No. 1 fantasy receiver once the games start to count.

John Phillips
The Saints signed Phillips to a contract Wednesday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

The Saints have yet to announce a corresponding move to open up a roster spot for Phillips, but his addition could speak to some concern the team might have about the health of fellow tight ends Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) and Garrett Griffin (undisclosed). Per Teope, Griffin was absent from the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice. Phillips previously appeared with one game for the Saints in Week 16 against the Falcons, logging only eight offensive snaps.

Josh Huff
The NFL suspended Huff for two games for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, Mike Triplett of reports.

Since entering the NFL as a third-round pick in 2014, Huff has been unable to find a foothold and last took the field Week 16 of the 2016 season. Notably, he was arrested in November of that year for DUI and possession of marijuana, which precipitated his release from the Eagles. Huff has a reserve/future contract from the Saints in his back pocket, which will allow him to take part in the offseason program and during the preseason. In order to land on the 53-man roster, post-suspension, he may have to impress at every stage in advance of the regular season.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 3 at Atlanta
Nate Wozniak
No Updates
Jay Bromley
Bromley is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Redskins with an ankle injury.

Bromley has been a rotational defensive tackle this season, averaging just 1.4 tackles per game this season. If he's unable to return, Robert Thomas will fill in for a bulk of the depth snaps.

Craig Robertson
Robertson made five tackles (one solo) in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.

Robertson played 66 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps against Carolina, and he added 12 more on special teams. However, despite the heavy playing time, he was quiet most of the afternoon. After logging a career-best 115 total tackles last year, Robertson has been much less productive in his second season in New Orleans, posting a mere 80 total tackles this year. Still, Robertson remains one of the Saints' starting linebackers and should be at least a decent IDP option in playoff fantasy leagues for next week's divisional-round matchup.

Terrance West
West took two carries for 26 yards in Friday's preseason game against Arizona.

West bounced back from a five-carry, 10-yard effort in the first week of the preseason, but his lack of involvement prior to the fourth quarter suggests he's on the outside looking in. Jonathan Williams is making a strong case to work alongside Alvin Kamara while Mark Ingram serves a four-game suspension, and it probably doesn't make sense to keep a third- or fourth-string running back in the mold of West, who doesn't offer much as a pass catcher or special teamer. Williams, Shane Vereen and Boston Scott are all better fits behind the explosive Ingram-Kamara duo.

Jonathan Williams
Williams gained 37 yards on eight carries and lost two yards on one reception in Friday's 20-15 preseason loss to the Cardinals.

Following a 4-26-1 rushing line in the preseason opener, Williams operated as the clear No. 2 behind Mark Ingram in Friday's game. Boston Scott and Terrance West did eventually get some work, with the former taking six carries for 28 yards and the latter gaining 26 yards on just two carries. Alvin Kamara was held out of the game, helping the Saints get a better look at the players who might join him in the backfield while Ingram serves a four-game suspension. Williams seems to lead the group, but Scott and West won't go down without a fight.

Taylor Stallworth
No Updates
Kam Moore
Moore (hamstring) participated in Saturday's practice, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

While Moore's hamstring wasn't believed to be serious, it still left him sidelined for about a week and a half. The rookie is currently on the roster bubble as a sixth-round pick from this year's draft.

Andrew Tiller
Tiller signed Wednesday with the Chiefs.

The Syracuse product spent his first three seasons with the 49ers, appearing in 28 games and starting 14. Assuming he makes the roster, Tiller figures to provide depth at guard for the Chiefs.

P.J. Williams
Williams suffered a bruised rib in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars and is expected to be out for one week, Herbie Teope of reports.

Williams was forced to leave Thursday's contest and did not return. With Williams given a recovery timetable of just one week, it doesn't appear that the rib injury is anything too serious, although he remains at risk of missing Friday's matchup with the Cardinals.

Ribs - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay
Ted Ginn
Ginn caught two passes on four targets for seven yards in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Ginn twice either ran the wrong route or was not aligned properly, as head coach Sean Payton expressed his displeasure with the entire wide receiver corps following the ugly offense performance. Still, it's reasonable to expect the 11-year veteran to clean up those mistakes by the time the games count. Although offseason acquisition Cameron Meredith -- as well as third-round draft pick Tre'Quan Smith -- could cut into Ginn's target share in 2018, the speed merchant remains one of the most dangerous deep threats in the NFL, even if his week-to-week variability makes him an inconsistent fantasy option.

Zach Wood
The Saints re-signed Wood to a one-year deal Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports. "I'm very excited," Wood said Tuesday. "This is where I want to be. I've grown to love this team and love the guys that I play with and I couldn't be more happy with where I am."

Wood signed a one-year deal with the Saints last season after spending time with the Cowboys previously. He played in all 16 games and logged 151 snaps on special teams as the Saints produced one of the top kicking units in 2017.

Michael Hoomanawanui
Hoomanawanui missed most of the first week of training camp due to a neck injury, Joel Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Hoomanawanui suffered the injury in the offseason, and he noted that his absence was the byproduct of the team ensuring that he was ready to return to full-contact action. Neck injuries are generally delicate and dangerous, so the Saints naturally wanted to be cautious bringing Hoomanawanui back. He finds himself in a crowded tight end corps, but he still played 468 snaps on offense last season and should find a role as a run blocker for New Orleans in 2018.

Don Barclay
Barclay agreed to a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Barclay ended the 2016 season with the Lions after being placed on injured reserve due to a concussion. He played just three games for the team after spending his first four seasons with the Packers. The 29-year-old guard will now look to earn a spot on the Saints' roster entering the 2018 season.

Cameron Meredith
Meredith (knee) dropped his only target in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Meredith's lone target slipped through his hands and turned into an interception, but it was nonetheless encouraging to see him in a game for the first time since he tore an ACL last preseason. He worked alongside Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn with the first-team offense, providing a preview of what we might see in Week 1. Meredith needs to improve quickly if he's to have any chance of taking the No. 2 job from Ginn, who finished Friday's game with two catches for seven yards on four targets. In Meredith's defense, the entire New Orleans passing game was a disaster with Taysom Hill stepping in for Drew Brees as the starter.

Mark Ingram
Ingram (suspension) has seen an uptick in preseason snaps compared to previous seasons to prepare him for his four-game ban from the team, according to Herbie Teope of

It'll be unfamiliar territory for Ingram, who said he has never missed time with his team since he started playing sports. Ingram sat out the first two preseason games in 2017, but to prepare him for his time off, the Saints gave Ingram 14 carries on 23 offensive snaps through the first two exhibition contests this year. The Saints want to get Ingram ready physically and mentally before he returns in Week 5. However, Alvin Kamara shined while working in a tandem with Ingram last season and hasn't been a bellcow yet. Therefore, even though the Saints want to continue working Ingram hard, they'll need to focus on finding a suitable No. 2 for Kamara during Ingram's suspension. Jonathan Williams, Shane Vereen, Terrance West and rookie Boston Scott are battling for that spot.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Washington
Keith Kirkwood
No Updates
Alex Anzalone
Anzalone said Tuesday that he's progressing well from October surgery to repair his right shoulder and indicated that he's "excited" to get back on the field in 2018, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

The linebacker was less confident that he would be at full strength for the start of the Saints' offseason program in the spring, but it doesn't appear Anzalone is concerned about his recovery stretching into the start of training camp. A 2017 third-round pick, Anzalone had served in a starting role in the Saints' first four games before suffering the season-ending injury and finishing his inaugural NFL campaign with 16 stops and one sack.

Shane Vereen
Vereen caught each of his three targets for 14 yards in Friday's preseason game against Arizona.

Vereen logged 14 snaps on offense, with his first reception coming shortly before halftime. Though he hasn't generated any buzz since signing with the Saints a month ago, the 29-year-old could land on the 53-man roster if the team doesn't trust Jonathan Williams or Boston Scott to handle passing downs in the event of an Alvin Kamara injury. Williams seems to be winning the battle for the No. 2 running back job during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension.

Larry Warford
Warford (concussion) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Warford sustained the concussion while making a tackle in Sunday's game against the Jets, but he was able to progress through the concussion protocol this week and is expected to play Week 16.

Tommylee Lewis
Lewis returned to practice on Monday, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Lewis did not play in last week's preseason opener due to an undisclosed injury and he remained sidelined through the weekend. Despite Lewis' return to practice, Brandon Tate continued to take snaps as the primary punt returner. Lewis has been deployed only sparingly as a receiver the last two years due to his diminutive stature (5-foot-7, 170 pounds), so he will likely need to overtake Tate as the team's primary returner if he's to earn a place on the final 53-man roster when the Saints break camp in a few weeks.

Rickey Jefferson
No Updates
Taysom Hill
Hill did not register in the box score in Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round defeat to the Vikings, but he played 19 special-teams snaps and narrowly missed blocking a punt in the second half.

A standout dual-threat quarterback at BYU, Hill went undrafted in last April before signing as a free agent with the Packers. Despite an impressive preseason, Green Bay waived Hill, who was claimed off waivers by the Saints in September. The rookie quarterback spent most of the season on the practice squad before causing considerable buzz in his NFL debut in a Week 13 win over the Panthers -- a game in which he recorded two tackles and came close to blocking a pair of Carolina punts as part of the Saints' special-teams unit. While Hill continued to play on special teams (he finished the regular season with four tackles in five games), it's been reported that head coach Sean Payton believes that Hill could be the eventual successor to quarterback Drew Brees, who is a free agent this offseason. Hill's ascension to starting quarterback is unlikely to occur in 2018 -- considering Brees is expected to re-sign with the Saints this offseason -- but the team could let unrestricted free agent Chase Daniel walk this offseason, which could pave the way for Hill to bump up a notch on the depth chart. Although Hill's checkered medical history includes four season-ending injuries in college, he has intriguing potential as a dual-threat quarterback if he were ever to get an extended look in the NFL at any point.

KeShun Freeman
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Woodrow Hamilton
Hamilton signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Hamilton was waived with an injury settlement by the Patriots in early September and was residing on the Saints practice squad. The 25-year-old should serve a reserve role in New Orleans' defensive line rotation with Tony McDaniel (undisclosed) placed on injured reserve.

Michael Floyd
The Saints signed Floyd on Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

The receiving corps is currently sans Brandon Coleman (undisclosed, PUP list) and Travin Dural (arm) for an undetermined amount of time. Floyd thus arrives in New Orleans to act as a camp body with the potential to get into the good graces of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees. Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Cameron Meredith and rookie Tre'Quan Smith all own guaranteed roles in the offense, but Floyd could eke his way into that group with a productive preseason.

Jay Elliott
Elliott signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

New Orleans tried to sign Elliott to a contract a couple weeks ago but didn't have a roster spot open to do so and, consequently, the NFL disapproved the signing. However, the team has since cleared space on the roster and Elliott is now officially a member of the Saints. The four-year veteran didn't appear in a regular-season game during the 2017 season but accrued 58 tackles, four sacks and one interception over 38 games for the Packers from 2014 through 2016 while primarily serving in a special-teams role.

J.T. Barrett
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David Onyemata
Onyemata recorded 38 tackles (18 solo), two sacks, and one pass defensed across 16 games in 2017.

It was only the second season that Onyemata played American, 11-man football, as the 25-year-old was drafted out of the University of Manitoba and didn't start playing organized football until 2011. That being said, Onyemata made major strides in 2017, recording career-highs across the board, including his first career sack in Week 4. Look for the defensive tackle to continue to make strides in year three.

Sheldon Rankins
Rankins notched his first sack and interception of the season in Sunday's dominant victory over the Bills.

Rankins was on the field for only 28 defensive snaps (58.0 percent) but he made his presence felt. The 23-year-old intercepted opposing quarterback Tyrod Taylor midway through the third quarter, which resulted in a 27-yard return. He will look to carry his momentum into the Saints' Week 11 matchup versus the Redskins.

Alex Jenkins
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Rick Leonard
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Marcus Davenport
Davenport is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

Davenport made his return to practice Wednesday after being sidelined for nearly two weeks with an undisclosed injury, and it looks like 2018 first-round pick is going to be ready to make his debut in a Saints' jersey. Davenport will likely be somewhat limited in his debut given his extended absence.

Patrick Robinson
Robinson agreed Wednesday with the Saints on a four-year, $20 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A 2010 first-round pick, Robinson will return to his first NFL home after pit stops in San Diego, Indianapolis and Philadelphia. In the latter locale, he was a key contributor in the Eagles' march to a victory in Super Bowl LII, earning 69 percent of the defensive snaps while playing in every game during the season. His stat line included 47 tackles and four interceptions, but he may find it difficult to uphold that standard with Ken Crawley and P.J. Williams in the way for reps opposite stud 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore.

Kurt Coleman
Coleman finished with 76 tackles (51 solo) and one fumble recovery in 12 games played this season.

Coleman missed four games due to knee and ankle ailments, contributing toward a slight decline in overall production. Still, Coleman has enjoyed a resurgence in Carolina, as he's registered at least 75 tackles in all three seasons as a Panther. While he'll be disappointed by not intercepting a pass this year, especially after 11 over the previous two campaigns, the 29-year-old remains a valuable member of the team's defense.

Tony McDaniel
McDaniel was released by the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

McDaniel was set to become an unrestricted free agent in March anyway, so it seems that New Orleans has simply given him assurance that the team doesn't plan on bringing him back for another season. The 33-year-old will thus get a head start in finding a new home for the 2018 campaign, assuming he wants to continue playing.

Leg - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay
Devaroe Lawrence
Lawrence recorded two tackles during Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Lawrence logged 26 defensive snaps and looks to be moving around well after spending the 2017 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The Auburn product is competing for a depth role along the defensive line.

Sharrod Neasman
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Cameron Tom
Tom logged 33 offensive snaps during Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Tom looked healthy Friday, which is notable since he appeared to be dealing with a shoulder injury during training camp earlier this summer.

Marcus Williams
Williams is signing a contract with the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Williams was one of the more experienced options left on the free-agent market considering he started 14 games for the Jets from 2014 to 2016. However, he's still not guaranteed a roster spot in New Orleans and will need to secure a depth role at some position in the secondary.

Wil Lutz
Lutz is in no danger of losing his job, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Lutz was reliable but unspectacular the past two seasons, converting 59 of 70 field-goal attempts (84.3 percent) and 96 of 100 extra-point tries, though he only went 7-of-12 from 50 yards and longer. His strong job security on a high-scoring dome team should lead to continued fantasy relevance even if he's merely decent from a real-life perspective.

Marcus Williams
Williams had five tackles (three solo) and an interception in Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.

Despite another solid statistical performance -- including nabbing a momentum-shifting interception in the second half -- all anyone will remember from the Saints' playoff defeat is Williams' incredible miscalculation on the game's final play, in which the rookie safety whiffed on a simple tackle that almost certainly would have clinched the victory for New Orleans. Notwithstanding Williams' memorable mistake, the former Utah product started all 15 regular-season games he played in after being picked by the Saints in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A ball-hawking free safety in college, Williams was critical to the Saints' remarkable defensive turnaround, recording 73 total tackles and four interceptions in his first NFL season. Williams should again start at free safety in New Orleans in 2018, with his playmaking potential and dependable tackle production rendering him a quality option in many IDP leagues.

Alvin Kamara
Kamara isn't playing in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals, Herbie Teope of reports.

With no injury reported, the Saints likely are just being cautious as they prepare to begin the regular season without Mark Ingram (suspension). Kamara did have three carries for 11 yards and one catch for seven yards in last week's preseason opener against Jacksonville, and he could get some work in the third week of the exhibition slate. The Saints seems to be auditioning Jonathan Williams for a role behind Kamara while Ingram serves the four-game suspension. The team can't ask Kamara to shoulder the load alone, considering he and Ingram combined for 350 carries and 171 targets last season.

Andrus Peat
Peat logged 13 offensive snaps during Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

As expected, Peat drew the start at guard and looked healthy doing it, which is significant since the offensive lineman is bouncing back from a fractured fibula he sustained this past January.

Hau'oli Kikaha
Kikaha (ankle) logged 28 total snaps in Friday's preseason loss to the Cardinals.

Kikaha, whose 2017 campaign ended on IR with an ankle injury, returned to game action Friday when he played 22 defensive snaps in Week 2 of the preseason. He's competing for a roster spot behind starting outside linebackers A.J. Klein and Demario Davis.

Thomas Morstead
Morstead punted three times and averaged 47.7 yards per attempt during Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Morstead was on his game Friday and already looks to be in midseason form. The highlight of his night was a booming 54-yard punt that particularly suggested Morstead is fully recovered from the fractured ribs he sustained in the Saints' divisional-round loss to the Vikings this past January.

Zach Line
Line reached agreement Thursday with the Saints on a new contract, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

The details on Line's deal with New Orleans are unclear, but he'll presumably be brought back on a one-year pact after appearing in 12 games in 2018. As the only fullback on the roster, Line doesn't face any current competition, but he's far from a lock to stick with the team by the time Week 1 arrives since the Saints could always turn to a backup tight end for lead-blocking duties if they want to prioritize strengthening depth at another position. Even if Line breaks camp with the team, he's unlikely to earn more than one or two touches per game in a backfield spearheaded by Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara.

George Johnson
The Lions released Johnson on Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Johnson signed with the Lions less than a day ago, but the team decided to let him go after being awarded ex-Broncos defensive end Kasim Edebali off waivers.

Austin Carr
Carr (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt versus the Patriots, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Just picked up off waivers after final cuts, Carr won't have a chance to face his old Patriots teammates on Sunday. The 23-year-old may have an uphill battle for active status this season, particularly after Willie Snead (suspension) returns in Week 4.

Chris Banjo
Banjo agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Saints on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of reports.

Banjo opened the 2016 season with the Packers. However, he was eventually released by the team with an injury settlement and ended up signing with the Saints in November once he was back to full strength. He went on to play in seven games for the Saints, logging five total tackles. Banjo does most of his work on special teams, however, which likely will keep his fantasy outlook low heading into the 2017 campaign.

Max Unger
Unger (foot) passed his physical examination Thursday, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

Unger has been recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered from in Week 13 of last season, but with the passing of his physical, it looks as though the lineman will meet his goal of returning for the Saints' third preseason game.

Alex Okafor
Updating a prior report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Okafor has actually suffered a bone bruise in the knee and an ankle sprain, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

It was initially believed that Okafor had suffered a major injury but, while a bone bruise and an ankle sprain could take some time to heal, he's gotten off relatively easy as far as injuries go. When healthy, Okafor is expected to serve as a key pass-rusher for the Saints in 2018.

Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay
Marshon Lattimore
Lattimore recorded 52 tackles (43 solo), 18 passes defensed, five interceptions and one forced fumble across 13 games in his rookie season.

The 11th overall pick of last year's draft immediately started paying dividends for the Saints, helping to improve a defense that ranked dead last in yards allowed in 2016. His five interceptions led all rookies and tied him for fifth in the league. Only 21, the sky is the limit for the former Ohio State Buckeye, who will enter the offseason as the Saints top cornerback.

Al-Quadin Muhammad
Muhammad is inactive due to coach's decision for the Saints Week 2 matchup with the Patriots, Scott DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

Muhammad is little more than a backup lineman for New Orleans. He didn't see any run on defense in Week 1 and was on the field for just five special teams snaps. His absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the team.