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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19912Arkansas-Pine Bluff
61Armstrong, Matt C6-23025/24/1990RGrand Valley State
27Bailey, Champ CB6-01926/22/197816Georgia
36Ball, Marcus DB6-12107/21/19871Memphis
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197914Purdue
34Brooks, Derrius DB5-101915/29/19881Western Kentucky
77Bunkley, Brodrick NT6-230611/23/19839Florida State
25Bush, Rafael FS5-112005/12/19874South Carolina State
90Butler, Victor OLB6-22457/29/19876Oregon State
31Byrd, Jairus FS5-1020310/7/19866Oregon
39Cadet, Travaris RB6-12102/1/19893Appalachian State
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/1992RRutgers
12Colston, Marques WR6-42256/5/19839Hofstra
10Cooks, Brandin WR5-101899/25/1993ROregon State
95Davis, Todd LB6-12305/17/1992RSacramento State
55Dawson, Keyunta DE6-32589/13/19857Texas Tech
67Deaderick, Brandon DE6-43058/19/19875Alabama
2Dimke, Derek K6-01804/16/19901Illinois
44Dixon, Brian DB6-01954/26/1990RNorthwest Missouri State
47Drescher, Justin LS6-12351/1/19885Colorado
91Edebali, Kasim OLB6-22538/17/1989RBoston College
73Evans, Jahri G6-43188/22/19839Bloomsburg
 Ezell, Tyrone DE6-43051/30/1990RPittsburgh
40Flanders, Timothy RB5-92109/29/1991RSam Houston State
69Foketi, Manase T6-53109/18/19901West Texas A&M
54Fortt, Khairi OLB6-22403/24/1992RCalifornia
97Foster, Glenn DE6-42855/31/19902Illinois
37Frederick, Terrence DB5-101872/10/19901Texas A&M
93Galette, Junior OLB6-22583/27/19885Stillman
51Goodwin, Jonathan C6-331812/2/197813Michigan
3Graham, Shayne K6-021012/9/197712Virginia Tech
80Graham, Jimmy TE6-726511/24/19865Miami (Fla.)
4Griffin, Ryan QB6-520611/17/19892Tulane
66Grubbs, Ben G6-33103/10/19848Auburn
86Hamm, Je'Ron TE6-32366/15/1992RLouisiana-Monroe
98Haralson, Parys OLB6-02551/24/19849Tennessee
79Harris, Bryce T6-63001/16/19893Fresno State
18Hawkins, Charles WR5-81808/30/19901Southern University
57Hawthorne, David ILB6-02465/14/19857Texas Christian
76Hicks, Akiem DE6-532411/16/19893Regina (Canada)
89Hill, Josh TE6-52295/21/19902Idaho State
19Hull, Steve WR6-22007/20/1990RIllinois
53Humber, Ramon OLB5-112328/10/19876North Dakota State
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19894Alabama
83Jacobs, Nic TE6-526910/13/1991RMcNeese State
33Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB6-32184/12/1990RNebraska
92Jenkins, John NT6-33597/11/19892Georgia
35Johnson, Austin FB6-22406/16/19891Tennessee
59Johnson, Rufus LB6-52728/28/19901Tarleton State
70Jones, Marcel T6-73209/4/19881Nebraska
15Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/1992RValdosta State
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19894California
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19902Washington
5Kilgore, Logan QB6-32065/24/1990RMiddle Tennessee State
58Knox, Kyle LB6-12203/10/19891Fresno State
68Lelito, Tim G6-43157/21/19892Grand Valley State
28Lewis, Keenan CB6-12085/17/19866Oregon State
50Lofton, Curtis MLB6-02416/2/19867Oklahoma
41Lorig, Erik FB6-425011/17/19865Stanford
7McCown, Luke QB6-42177/12/198111Louisiana Tech
17Meachem, Robert WR6-22159/28/19848Tennessee
13Morgan, Joe WR6-11843/23/19884Walsh
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19866Southern Methodist
78Nsekhe, Ty T6-832510/27/19851Texas State
99Ozougwu, Cheta DE6-225511/18/19883Rice
56Powell, Ronald OLB6-32375/14/1991RFlorida
52Reddick, Kevin ILB6-124612/28/19892North Carolina
29Robinson, Khiry RB6-022012/28/19892West Texas A&M
21Robinson, Patrick CB5-111919/7/19875Florida State
74Rooks, Tavon T6-53005/10/1990RKansas State
84Stills, Kenny WR6-01944/22/19922Oklahoma
64Strief, Zach T6-73209/22/19839Northwestern
48Strozier, Derrick RB5-818110/27/1990RTulane
43Sunseri, Vinnie SAF6-021010/28/1991RAlabama
38Sweeting, Rod CB6-01879/28/19902Georgia Tech
14Tanner, Andy WR6-01835/16/19881Midwestern State
23Thomas, Pierre RB5-1121512/18/19848Illinois
 Thompson, Marcus LB6-125010/9/1990RRutgers
88Toon, Nick WR6-421811/4/19883Wisconsin
71Uko, George DT6-32842/11/1992RUSC
96Uzo-Diribe, Chidera LB6-32505/30/1992RColorado
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19912Texas
62Virgil, Lawrence DT6-52901/20/1991RValdosta State
30Wade, Trevin DB5-101908/1/19893Arizona
75Walker, Tyrunn DE6-32943/18/19903Tulsa
42Warren, Pierre DB6-22008/16/1992RJacksonville State
82Watson, Benjamin TE6-325512/18/198011Georgia
71Weaver, Jason T6-53054/12/19891Southern Mississippi
60Welch, Thomas T6-73106/19/19874Vanderbilt
24White, Corey CB6-12055/9/19903Samford
49Zimmerman, Ty DB6-12046/23/1990RKansas State
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20Davis, A.J. (IR) DB6-01837/6/19892Jacksonville State
 
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Senio Kelemete
News
The New Orleans Saints have added fullback Austin Johnson to the practice squad Monday, ESPN reports. The Saints released guard Senio Kelemete in the process. 
Brandin Cooks
News
The Saints are already impressed with rookie receiver Brandin Cooks and are tallking about him as a Rookie of the Year candidate, reports ESPN.

"When you see a guy catch a pass and you see his first two steps look like he's about to run a 40-yard dash, you know that the guy is quick and fast. And when you get the ball to him and he learns what to do, there might be problems [for opposing defenses]," Saints tight end Benjamin Watson said. "And that's what we all saw from the first pass he caught. Everybody looked at each other like, 'Wow, this kid is definitely at a different speed.'"

Cornerback Keenan Lewis nicknamed his new teammate "Lightning" after Cooks torched him down the field on an end-around, even pausing to playfully let Lewis try to catch up for a moment.

Outside linebacker Junior Galette added, "I haven't seen that kind of speed in a while," which is saying an awful lot since Galette has played across the field from Darren Sproles, Reggie Bush, Joe Morgan, Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson while in New Orleans.

Terron Armstead
News
Saints left tackle Terron Armstead, who underwent offseason hand surgery, said he's at 92 percent, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He played in four games as a rookie and projects as the 2014 starter.
Glenn Foster
News
Saints OL Terron Armstead, NT Brodrick Bunkley, S Rafael Bush, OB Keyunta Dawson, DE Glenn Foster and TE Josh Hill are questionable Week 15 against the Rams.

Bush, Dawson and Hill were unable to participate in practices throughout the week. Bunkley and Foster were able to practice in full Friday.

George Uko
No Updates
Cheta Ozougwu
News
The Saints signed nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson and waived linebacker Cheta Ozougwu with a failed physical designation. Ezell has spent time with the Texans, and Thompson with the Dolphins.

Jahri Evans
News
Saints offensive linemen Terron Armstead (knee) and Jahri Evans (anjkle) have been cleared for the Saturday playoff clash in Seattle. They had both been listed as probable.
Ronald Powell
News
With pick No. 169 in the NFL Draft, the Saints selected linebacker Ronald Powell from Florida.

The Saints have focused on defense with four of their first five picks with cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Khairi Fortt, safety Vinnie Sunseri and now Powell. He could have the chance to earn his stripes as a reserve linebacker in New Orleans.

Powell was the No. 1 defensive end recruit in 2010, but he struggled to stay healthy at Florida. He sat out the 2012 season when he tore his left ACL twice. He started 8 of 11 games played in 2013, but he strained his left hamstring running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Powell will play on special teams and be a reserve for the Saints as a rookie.

Ramon Humber
News
The Saints announced Friday that they have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Ramon Humber

He has spent the past four seasons with the Saints, and in 2013 he finished with 29 total tackles and 0.5 sacks.

Pierre Thomas
News
Saints running back Pierre Thomas is happy to be back in New Orleans this year, and he expects a better season than he had in 2013, reports ESPN.

Thomas had a career-high 77 receptions last year, which led all running backs in the NFL. He also gained 549 rushing yards, 513 receiving yards and scored five total touchdowns before suffering a season-ending chest injury in Week 17.

"It was a good season for me last year, but I feel like there was some areas I could do better," said Thomas. "The run game. I know I don't get a lot of carries, but I need to still focus on when I do get the carries, how to accomplish those runs."

Thomas played in exactly 50 percent of the Saints' regular-season snaps. And he could potentially play a similar role this year, even with younger backs Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet clamoring for more snaps.

Now that Darren Sproles is gone, Thomas should be featured heavily in the Saints' passing formations since he's their best receiver out of the backfield and their most reliable pass protector. He may lose some rushing yards but gain receiving yards as his role shifts slightly.

Charles Hawkins
News
The Lions worked out receivers Anthony Armstrong, Charles Hawkins and Lavelle Hawkins on Tuesday, reports ProFootballTalk.com.

Anthony Armstrong, 30, last played for the Cowboys. LaVelle Hawkins, 27, was cut by the 49ers in the preseason. Charles Hawkins is a 23-year-old rookie from Southern University.

Detroit is in the market for a receiver after losing Nate Burleson to a broken arm.

Benjamin Watson
News
Three receivers and one running back chipped in with minor contributions for the Saints against Seattle on Saturday.

Tight end Josh Hill caught one pass for 23 yards, wide receiver Lance Moore snagged two for 20 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson went nowehere with one reception. Running back Darren Sproles outdid them all through the air with 32 yards on five catches, but ran for just 2 yards in three carries.

Cameron Jordan
News
The Saints have picked up the fifth-year option for defensive lineman Cameron Jordan, reports NFL.com. Jordan will now make $6.969 million in 2015.
Marcel Jones
News
The Saints terminated the contract of Courtney Roby, a longtime special teams ace and a wide receiver for New Orleans. Other contracts terminated: defensive end Jay Richardson, cornerback Chris Carr and safety Jim Leonhard. Center Eric Olsen was placed on Injured Reserve.

In addition, the Saints waived the following 17 players from the roster: quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver Preston Parker, fullback Austin Johnson, wide receiver Saalim Hakim, guard Elliott Mealer, tight end Keavon Milton, tight end Mike Higgins, guard Andrew Tiller, center Jeremiah Warren, linebacker Rayford Shipman, linebacker Rufus Johnson, defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, safety Jerico Nelson, linebacker Baraka Atkins, tackle Marcel Jones, cornerback Korey Lindsey and cornerback Jumal Rolle.
Brian Dixon
No Updates
Jason Weaver
News
The Dolphins signed defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Kyle Miller, tight end-fullback Emmanuel Ogbuehi, offensive tackle Michael Ola, wide receiver Ryan Spadola and offensive tackle Jason Weaver. Ola played in the CFL the past two seasons, while the rest ended 2013 on Miami's practice squad.
Shayne Graham
News
The Saints signed kicker Shayne Graham to a one-year contract Saturday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He will be paid the veteran minimum of $955,000, after signing with the Saints in december and playing in four games. 

Graham connected on both of his field-goal attempts in the regular season and 4 of 6 in the postseason, while making 10 extra-point attempts. 

Erik Lorig
News
The Saints signed free agent fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal, reports the National Football Post. He'll replace Jed Collins, a restricted free agent the Saints declined to tender.
Todd Davis
No Updates
Je'Ron Hamm
No Updates
Khairi Fortt
News
The Saints signed linebacker Khairi Fortt, a fourth-round pick out of California, to a four-year deal. Fortt is a 6-2, 240-pounder who had 64 tackles, 3.5 for loss, last season.
Kyle Knox
News
The Saints promoted linebacker Kyle Knox from the practice squad to the active roster and waived safety Eric Frampton, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Ben Grubbs
News
The NFL announced Friday the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league will hold a draft on Jan. 22 where Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select their respective squads for the annual all-star game.

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.

Running back: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas Broncos.

Tight end: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.
Travaris Cadet
News
Saints running back Travaris Cadet has received a lot of work in OTAs as the passing downs back in the offense, much like what Darren Sproles did. ESPN has noticed that Cadet has flashed speed and elusiveness, and it could lead to a large role this season

While Cadet has spoken of being a complete player, he has realized that this is "an opportunity that comes around once in a lifetime." Coach Sean Payton is impressed with what he's seen even though Cadet was originally tailored for a rushing role when he first joined the team. 

"He's a guy with good hands, he's sudden with a good change of direction. And I think that is one of the things we'll look for in this upcoming training camp," Payton said. "He's been able to do a lot of the things we've asked Darren to do in the passing game. You just keep building on that. He's a good young talent."

A.J. Davis
News
The Saints signed linebacker Todd Davis, an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State, and waived cornerback A.J. Davis, who spent last season on injured reserve.
Injury
Derrick Strozier
No Updates
Jairus Byrd
News
Saints coach Sean Payton expects safety Jairus Byrd (back) to rejoin the team "sooner than later" but still put him on the PUP list to begin training camp.

"Clearly, before we leave here he'll be back on the roster," Payton told the media Friday. 

Injury
Back - PUP. Probable for start of regular season
Tavon Rooks
News
With the 202nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected offensive tackle Tavon Rooks from Kansas State.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman spent two years with the Wildcats after spending his first two seasons in junior college. He was a two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention while at Kansas State.
Drew Brees
News
Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't worried about the offense if tight end Jimmy Graham is there or not, reports USA Today. Graham is not with the team because of a contract dispute.

"I'd hate to not have Jimmy," Brees said. "I'm very confident that a deal will get done. But if it doesn't, you worry about what you do have and who you do have out there."

Last season, Graham led the Saints with 86 catches, 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. Brees knows that. But he knows history, too. Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans in 2006, and he built a system around Brees, which is why the quarterback is confident.

"Look at our numbers over the last eight years," he said. "We've had a lot of different guys in there. Jimmy's only been here four years. He's only been here half the time. We were putting up some pretty big numbers before he got here, and we've been putting up some big numbers since he's been here. Hey, we do what we do. It's nice when you can have guys like Jimmy, and obviously he's a big part of our offense. If he's in there, we're going to try to get him the ball. We're game-planning ways to get him the ball, ways to put him in the best position to succeed. But if he's not, somebody else is going to get those touches. We'll put those guys in position."

Derrius Brooks
No Updates
Parys Haralson
News
The Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Parys Haralson Tuesday, the financial terms of which are not yet known.

Haralson appeared in all 16 games for the Saints after he was acquired in a preseason trade. He recorded 35 tackles -- 16 solo -- and 3.5 sacks in eight starts. He is an eight-year veteran. 

Victor Butler
News
The Saints placed linebacker Victor Butler on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday. Although Butler can return after six weeks, he's expected to miss the 2013 season because of a torn ACL.
Akiem Hicks
News
Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks is poised for a breakout season, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Hicks (6-5, 324) recorded 4.5 sacks and 56 tackles in his first full year as a starter.

"Akiem is a monster," fellow defensive end Cameron Jordan told the paper. "That dude is a monster."

Brandon Coleman
No Updates
Josh Hill
News
Three receivers and one running back chipped in with minor contributions for the Saints against Seattle on Saturday.

Tight end Josh Hill caught one pass for 23 yards, wide receiver Lance Moore snagged two for 20 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson went nowehere with one reception. Running back Darren Sproles outdid them all through the air with 32 yards on five catches, but ran for just 2 yards in three carries.

Ty Zimmerman
No Updates
Austin Johnson
News
The New Orleans Saints have added fullback Austin Johnson to the practice squad Monday, ESPN reports. The Saints released guard Senio Kelemete in the process. 
Kevin Reddick
News
Saints TE Josh Hill, RB Pierre Thomas, S Rafael Bush, LB Keyunta Dawson, LB Kevin Reddick, T Terron Armstead and G Jahri Evans are probable Week 17. 

All seven were able to get through full practice Friday. Thomas is dealing with an eye injury, but should play.

Terrence Frederick
News
Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) is the lone injured player on the inactive report for the Saturday playoff battle in Seattle.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Ryan Griffin, corernback Terrence Frederick, linebacker Rufus Johnson, safety Jordan Pugh, defensive end Tyrunn Walker and wide receiver Nick Toon.

Zach Strief
News
Saints right tackle Zach Strief on Monday will re-sign with the team for five years, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He became a starter in 2011 and is coming off perhaps his best season.

The deal averages $4.1 million annually, with Strief getting $8.5 million guaranteed.

Jonathan Goodwin
News
The Saints have agreed to a deal with center Jonathan Goodwin, sources told ESPN. Goodwin returns to the Saints on the deal after leaving them via free agency in 2011 for San Francisco. He stabilizes an offensive line that lost center Brian De La Puenta to the Bears in free agency this spring. 
Logan Kilgore
No Updates
Brodrick Bunkley
News
Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley agreed to a pay cut and will earn $1.3 million instead of $4.4 million this season.
Tim Lelito
News
With Brian De La Puente having signed with the Bears, the Saints will have a competition at center this summer, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The current contenders are second-year guard Tim Lelito and rookie Matt Armstrong, both of whom played at Division II Grand Valley State.

"I think for us with two veteran guards in Ben (Grubbs) and Jahri (Evans) it is going to make it easier for a center," general manager Mickey Loomis told the paper. "With a quarterback like Drew (Brees), who does a lot of the identifications and makes a lot of the calls, that makes it easier, so it definitely makes it possible, probably a little easier with our team than some others."

Justin Drescher
No Updates
Keyunta Dawson
News
The Saints and linebackey Keyunta Dawson have agreed to a one-year deal, a source told the New Orleans Times-Picayune
Champ Bailey
News
New Saints cornerback Champ Bailey will compete for the starting spot opposite Keenan Lewis, reports ESPN.com. Bailey, 35, will battle youngsters Corey White, Patrick Robinson and others.

A 12-time Pro Bowler, Bailey said he's "not trying to prove anything to anybody but myself and my teammates. That's all I've got to do.”

A foot injury limited Bailey to five games with the Broncos last year.

David Hawthorne
News
Saints inside linebacker David Hawthorne can't be blamed for his team's poor defensive performance Sunday in St Louis.

Hawthorne easily led his team with 10 tackles, all solos. He also recorded one of its only four TFLs.

Trevin Wade
News
The Saints signed exclusive rights free agent Trevin Wade to a one-year, $570,000 contract according to NFL writer Brian McIntyre. 
Ryan Griffin
News
With Saints quarterback Luke McCown entering free agency, Ryan Griffin should compete for the No. 2 job behind Drew Brees, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. A 24-year-old Tulane product, Griffin was elevated from the practice squad midseason to prevent quarterback-needy teams from taking him.

Griffin has yet to throw a pass in a regular-season game.

Khiry Robinson
News
The Saints are counting on running back Khiry Robinson to be a breakout candidate in 2014, reports ESPN.

He played well to close the 2013 season -- 152 yards and a touchdown over the final three games on a total of 33 carries (4.6 yards per carry) -- and the Saints relied on him during the playoffs after Pierre Thomas was injured.

The report says Robinson is hoping to build off that success while also becoming a more well-rounded back capable of catching passes and being trusted in pass protection.

"He is someone obviously that has more confidence now," coach Sean Payton said. "You see him, just from an assignment standpoint, understanding the protections much quicker. That took a while for him last year. I think (with) a year under his belt, the overall understanding of all the things he needs to do at the running back position is a lot better. ... He is a lot further along than he was this time last year."

Tyrunn Walker
News
Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) is the lone injured player on the inactive report for the Saturday playoff battle in Seattle.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Ryan Griffin, corernback Terrence Frederick, linebacker Rufus Johnson, safety Jordan Pugh, defensive end Tyrunn Walker and wide receiver Nick Toon.

Rafael Bush
News
The Saints matched the Falcons' offer sheet for restricted free agent safety Rafael Bush, so he'll stay with New Orleans on a two-year, $4.5 million deal, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Mark Ingram
News
Even though the Saints declined the fifth-year option on running back Mark Ingram for the 2015 season, general manager Mickey Loomis still has high expectations for him this year, reports ESPN.

The decision not to pick up the option was purely based on money. It would have cost the Saints $5.2 million for the 2015 season, which is more than the going rate for running backs these days.

"That’s a financial decision: the amount of the tender versus what the market value for running backs has been," Loomis said. "I like Mark. I talked to Mark before we made that decision. I told him it wasn't reflective on what we thought about him. It was just a business decision, a financial decision. We have high expectations for him, and I hope he has a great year."

Steve Hull
No Updates
Marcus Ball
No Updates
Robert Meachem
News
Saints receiver Robert Meachem is no lock to make the roster, reports ESPN.com. As a veteran he must earn one of the top four spots to make the team, the report said. Ahead of him are Marques Colston, Kenny Stills and first-round pick Brandin Cooks.

Meachem could be competing with Nick Toon and Joe Morgan

"Meachem is the best blocker on the Saints' roster and a savvy veteran who knows the offense," the report said. "But if someone like Toon or Morgan proves just as useful during the preseason, Meachem's job could be in jeopardy."

Seantavius Jones
No Updates
Pierre Warren
No Updates
Rufus Johnson
News
Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) is the lone injured player on the inactive report for the Saturday playoff battle in Seattle.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Ryan Griffin, corernback Terrence Frederick, linebacker Rufus Johnson, safety Jordan Pugh, defensive end Tyrunn Walker and wide receiver Nick Toon.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste
News
The Saints signed cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, their second-round pick, to a four-year deal. He had seven career interceptions at Nebraska.
Derek Dimke
News
The Bucs have signed kicker Derek Dimke and released tight end Evan Landi.
Manase Foketi
News
The Saints signed offensive tackle Manase Foketi and defensive tackle Moses McCray. Foketi was on the Bills' practice squad last season, while McCray went undrafted out of Akron.
Tyrone Ezell
News
The Saints signed nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson and waived linebacker Cheta Ozougwu with a failed physical designation. Ezell has spent time with the Texans, and Thompson with the Dolphins.

Corey White
News
Saints defensive back Corey White had a productive game in Week 12 against the Falcons, as he led the team in tackles in a 17-13 win. White had 10 stops -- four solo -- and a fumble recover in the win.

White had just 14 tackles on the season heading into Thursday's game.

Jimmy Graham
News
Jimmy Graham's new contract with the Saints is a four-year, $40 million deal, including $20 million to $21 million guaranteed, reports NFL Network. Graham becomes the highest-paid tight end in league history. 

His average salary ranks above Rob Gronkowski's $9 million annual average.

Ty Nsekhe
News
The Saints signed offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe to a reserve/futures contract, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Kenny Vaccaro
News
Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro hasn't missed a practice and says he's at full speed according to ESPN. Vaccaro's rookie season ended prematurely when he broke his ankle in Week 16 of last season. 

Vaccaro had 92 tackles, six pass breakups, an interception, a sack and two forced fumbles.

Rod Sweeting
News
The Saints' lengthy list of injured defenders did not turn into a lengthy list of inactive defenders in Week 12, as six of seven players were able to take the field Thursday against the Falcons.

Defensive backs Kenny Vaccaro (concussion), Rod Sweeting (hip) and Chris Carr (hip, back hamstring) were all able to play through injuries, as was linebacker Curtis Lofton (hamstring, ankle) and defensive linemen Cameron Jordan (ankle) and Akiem Hicks (back). 

Patrick Robinson
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The Saints put cornerback Patrick Robinson on season-ending injured reserve with a patellar tendon injury. Robinson suffered the injury Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Luke McCown
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Quarterback Luke McCown re-signed with the Saints on a one-year deal, his agent said.
Vinnie Sunseri
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With pick No. 167 in the NFL Draft, the Saints selected safety Vinnie Sunseri from Alabama.

Sunseri is coming off a torn ACL from last October, so his status for training camp is questionable. He will likely be given time to heal, since the Saints don't need him right away.

When healthy, the Saints can use Sunseri on special teams since they are entrenched at safety with Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd.

Chidera Uzo-Diribe
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Brandon Deaderick
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The Saints signed defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick on Tuesday, the team announced. Deaderick has played in the league for four years with the Patriots and Jaguars. 
Kenny Stills
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Saints receiver Kenny Stills left practice early Friday with a quad injury but Sean Payton doesn't believe it's a big deal. 

"He had a tight quad two weeks ago when he was training and it's the same right quad," Payton told the media Friday morning. "I dont think it's real serious."

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Quad - Probable for start of regular season
Matt Armstrong
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With Brian De La Puente having signed with the Bears, the Saints will have a competition at center this summer, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The current contenders are second-year guard Tim Lelito and rookie Matt Armstrong, both of whom played at Division II Grand Valley State.

"I think for us with two veteran guards in Ben (Grubbs) and Jahri (Evans) it is going to make it easier for a center," general manager Mickey Loomis told the paper. "With a quarterback like Drew (Brees), who does a lot of the identifications and makes a lot of the calls, that makes it easier, so it definitely makes it possible, probably a little easier with our team than some others."

Timothy Flanders
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Bryce Harris
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The Saints re-signed tackle Bryce Harris to a one-year deal for the 2014 season Saturday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Harris will made $570,000, an increase of $70,000 from last year, when he appeared in all 16 games, including one start. 
Junior Galette
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Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette can void his contract beyond 2014 if he records at least 12 sacks and plays more than 60 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Those numbers are very reachable.

The former undrafted free agent broke out in 2013, registering 12 sacks in his first season as a full-time starter.

John Jenkins
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In addition to Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro, the Saints drafted Georgia defensive tackle Johnathan Jenkins, Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills and Tarleton State outside linebacker Rufus Johnson.
Thomas Morstead
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Nick Toon
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Saints receiver Nick Toon looked good in OTA workouts recently. According to ESPN, the Saints are still high on Toon and like his potential even though he struggled last year and didn't play during his rookie season. 

Toon had four catches for 68 yards last year. 

Curtis Lofton
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Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton made a team-high 10 tackles in the win over Carolina, giving him 108 stops this year. That ranks 10th in the NFL. Lofton, who had six solo stops, visits the Rams in Week 15.
Joe Morgan
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Saints deep threat Joe Morgan has been very limited in OTAs as he continues his recovery from last year's ACL tear. He's wearing a sleeve on his left knee and running routes on the side of practice, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Morgan, who estimated he's at 80 percent, won't do any team drills until training camp. "I'm going to get back in the mix come training camp," he told the paper.

"Feeling like myself is just going to come with repetition," he added. "I don't think it's going to take that long to get used to it."

In 2012, Morgan caught 10 passes for a whopping 379 yards and three touchdowns.

Lawrence Virgil
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Andy Tanner
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The Saints re-signed wideout Andy Tanner to their practice squad and released fullback Austin Johnson from the squad, reports The Advocate.
Marques Colston
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Saints receiver Marques Colston said his foot feels much better than last season, when he failed to record 1,000 yards for the first time in five years. "Feels completely different," he told The Advocate. "No restrictions."

Colston dealt with foot soreness throughout last season, and coach Sean Payton suggested in March he'd have to monitor Colston's practice time in 2014. Colston's comment Wednesday paints a more optimistic picture.

Nic Jacobs
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Marcus Thompson
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The Dolphins have waived linebacker Marcus Thompson, an undrafted free agent signed after the draft. The Broward County native had 5.5 sacks with Rutgers last year. 
Kasim Edebali
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Thomas Welch
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Keenan Lewis
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The Saints restructured the contract of cornerback Keenan Lewis on Thursday, according to The Times-Picayune.

Lewis didn't take a paycut with the restructuring, while the team managed to find $1.2 million in salary cap savings in 2014 and $1 million in savings for 2015.

Lewis registered 47 tackles, on forced fumble and four interceptions in his first season with the Saints in 2013.