New Orleans Saints Roster 2018 Saints Roster

12-2, 1st NFC South

vs PIT

9:25 pm UTC, 12/23

The Saints are loaded with talent, and Drew Brees is going on his 19th season, but has not lost a step. The Saints have moved towards more of a running game approach, which is not the type of team they were in prior seasons. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are one of the league’s best duos, and it didn’t take Kamara long to blossom in this league. The Saints had both rookie of the years last season, as Marshon Lattimore won it on the defensive side. We saw several guys on the defensive side step up, and that defense should continue to improve. The Saints have been clearing dead weight in the wide receiver category, but Michael Thomas is still a true WR1. After that Cameron Meredith and Ted Ginn will likely be the guys. Austin Carr and Tommylee Lewis both have potential, but snaps are going to be limited for these guys unless injuries occur. Below you will find the full 53 man roster for the 2018-19 season.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Drew Brees Drew Brees D. Brees 9
90
#6 QB 1 6'0" 209 39 1/15/79 18 2001 2 32 Purdue
QB Taysom Hill Taysom Hill T. Hill 7
60
#83 QB 2 6'2" 235 28 8/23/90 2 2017 BYU
QB Teddy Bridgewater Teddy Bridgewater T. Bridgewater 5
77
#34 QB 3 6'2" 214 26 11/10/92 5 2014 1 32 Louisville
RB Alvin Kamara Alvin Kamara A. Kamara 41
90
#6 RB 1 5'10" 214 23 7/25/95 2 2017 3 67 Tennessee
RB Mark Ingram Mark Ingram M. Ingram 22
84
#11 RB 2 5'9" 215 28 12/21/89 8 2011 1 28 Alabama
OT Terron Armstead Terron Armstead T. Armstead 72
84
#14 OT 1 6'5" 306 27 7/23/91 6 2013 3 75 Arkansas - Pine Bluff
OT Ryan Ramczyk Ryan Ramczyk R. Ramczyk 71
85
#11 OT 1 6'6" 310 24 4/22/94 2 2017 1 32 Wisconsin
OT Jermon Bushrod Jermon Bushrod J. Bushrod 74
71
#61 OT 2 6'5" 315 34 8/19/84 12 2007 4 125 Towson
OT Derek Newton Derek Newton D. Newton 77
79
3 6'5" 311 31 10/29/87 7 2011 7 214 Arkansas State
OT Jeromy Irwin Jeromy Irwin J. Irwin 79
69
#75 OT 3 6'5" 295 25 7/8/93 0 2018
OT Michael Ola Michael Ola M. Ola 65
71
#62 OT 6'3" 278 30 4/19/88 5 2014 Hampton
ILB Alex Anzalone Alex Anzalone A. Anzalone 47
75
#48 ILB 1 6'3" 240 24 9/22/94 2 2017 3 76 Florida
ILB Manti Te'o Manti Te'o M. Te'o 51
79
#18 ILB 2 6'1" 241 27 1/26/91 6 2013 2 38 Notre Dame
OLB AJ Klein AJ Klein A. Klein 53
61
#134 OLB 1 6'1" 250 27 7/30/91 6 2013 5 148 Iowa State
OLB Demario Davis Demario Davis D. Davis 56
87
#10 OLB 1 6'2" 235 29 1/11/89 7 2012 3 77 Arkansas State
OLB Craig Robertson Craig Robertson C. Robertson 52
80
#15 OLB 2 6'1" 229 30 2/11/88 6 2011 North Texas
SS Kurt Coleman Kurt Coleman K. Coleman 29
75
#38 SS 1 5'10" 192 30 7/1/88 9 2010 7 243 Ohio State
SS Vonn Bell Vonn Bell V. Bell 24
75
#37 SS 2 5'11" 199 24 12/12/94 3 2016 2 61 Ohio State
SS Rickey Jefferson Rickey Jefferson R. Jefferson 46
66
5'11" 208 23 12/28/94 1 2017 LSU
P Thomas Morstead Thomas Morstead T. Morstead 6
83
#4 P 1 6'4" 225 32 3/7/86 10 2009 5 164 SMU
FS Marcus Williams Marcus Williams M. Williams 43
86
#13 FS 1 6'1" 202 22 9/8/96 2 2017 2 42 Utah
FS Chris Banjo Chris Banjo C. Banjo 31
64
#70 FS 2 5'10" 204 28 2/26/90 5 2013 SMU
FS Demetri Goodson Demetri Goodson D. Goodson 39
67
#202 FS 5'11" 194 29 6/11/89 5 2014 6 197 Baylor
LS Chase Dominguez Chase Dominguez C. Dominguez 49
68
#6 LS 6'3" 240 24 7/9/94 1 2017 Utah
C Max Unger Max Unger M. Unger 60
83
#8 C 1 6'5" 305 32 4/14/86 10 2009 2 49 Oregon
C Cameron Tom Cameron Tom C. Tom 63
66
#47 C 2 6'3" 291 23 6/21/95 2 2017 Southern Mississippi
C Will Clapp Will Clapp W. Clapp 64
69
#40 C 3 6'4" 311 23 12/10/95 0 2018 7 245
DT Sheldon Rankins Sheldon Rankins S. Rankins 98
79
#22 DT 1 6'1" 299 24 4/2/94 3 2016 1 12 Louisville
DT David Onyemata David Onyemata D. Onyemata 93
81
#18 DT 2 6'3" 304 26 11/13/92 3 2016 4 120 Manitoba-Canada
OL Daronte Bouldin Daronte Bouldin D. Bouldin 0
69
#1 OL 6'4" 309 24 12/14/94 0 2018 Mississippi
WR Michael Thomas Michael Thomas M. Thomas 13
89
#12 WR 1 6'3" 212 25 3/3/93 3 2016 2 47 Ohio State
WR Tre'Quan Smith Tre'Quan Smith T. Smith 10
65
#184 WR 1 6'2" 203 22 1/7/96 0 2018 3 91 Central Florida
WR Keith Kirkwood Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood 18
65
#356 WR 1 6'3" 222 24 12/26/93 0 2018
WR Tommylee Lewis Tommylee Lewis T. Lewis 11
61
#203 WR 2 5'7" 168 26 10/24/92 3 2016 Northern Illinois
WR Austin Carr Austin Carr A. Carr 80
63
#197 WR 2 6'0" 201 24 12/25/93 2 2017 Northwestern
WR Brandon Marshall Brandon Marshall B. Marshall 15
82
#51 WR 3 6'4" 230 34 3/23/84 13 2006 4 119 Central Florida
WR Justin Hardee Justin Hardee J. Hardee 34
64
#369 WR 4 6'1" 200 24 2/7/94 2 2017 Illinois
WR Ahmad Fulwood Ahmad Fulwood A. Fulwood 0
68
#153 WR 6'4" 208 1 2017 Florida
TE Benjamin Watson Benjamin Watson B. Watson 82
79
#29 TE 1 6'3" 255 38 12/18/80 15 2004 1 32 Georgia
TE Dan Arnold Dan Arnold D. Arnold 85
65
#176 TE 2 6'5" 225 23 3/15/95 2 2017 Wisconsin-Platteville
TE Josh Hill Josh Hill J. Hill 89
82
#16 TE 3 6'5" 229 28 5/21/90 6 2013 Idaho State
TE Erik Swoope Erik Swoope E. Swoope 86
73
#41 TE 5 6'5" 220 26 5/8/92 3 2014 Miami
DE Alex Okafor Alex Okafor A. Okafor 57
83
#36 DE 1 6'4" 264 27 2/8/91 6 2013 4 103 Texas
DE Cameron Jordan Cameron Jordan C. Jordan 94
94
#2 DE 1 6'4" 287 29 7/10/89 8 2011 1 24 California
DE Marcus Davenport Marcus Davenport M. Davenport 92
76
#74 DE 2 6'6" 264 22 9/4/96 0 2018 1 14 UT San Antonio
DE Trey Hendrickson Trey Hendrickson T. Hendrickson 91
77
#64 DE 2 6'4" 255 24 12/5/94 2 2017 3 103 Florida Atlantic
DE Mitchell Loewen Mitchell Loewen M. Loewen 70
66
#135 DE 3 6'5" 275 25 2/14/93 2 2016 Arkansas
DE Zach Wood Zach Wood Z. Wood 49
69
#101 DE 6'3" 258 25 1/10/93 2 2016 SMU
DE Royce Lafrance Royce Lafrance R. Lafrance 0
64
#145 DE 6'3" 245 25 7/17/93 1 2016 Tulane
FB Zach Line Zach Line Z. Line 42
72
#10 FB 3 6'0" 232 28 4/26/90 6 2013 SMU
CB Marshon Lattimore Marshon Lattimore M. Lattimore 23
92
#6 CB 1 6'0" 193 22 5/19/96 2 2017 1 11 Ohio State
CB Eli Apple Eli Apple E. Apple 25
73
#97 CB 1 6'1" 199 23 8/9/95 3 2016 1 10 Ohio State
CB PJ Williams PJ Williams P. Williams 26
74
#89 CB 2 6'0" 194 25 6/1/93 4 2015 3 78 Florida State
CB Ken Crawley Ken Crawley K. Crawley 20
80
#50 CB 3 6'0" 187 25 2/8/93 3 2016 Colorado
CB Josh Robinson Josh Robinson J. Robinson 32
71
#35 CB 3 5'10" 199 27 1/8/91 7 2012 3 66 Central Florida
NT Tyeler Davison Tyeler Davison T. Davison 95
82
#9 NT 1 6'2" 316 26 9/23/92 4 2015 5 154 Fresno State
NT Taylor Stallworth Taylor Stallworth T. Stallworth 76
69
#27 NT 2 6'2" 312 23 8/18/95 0 2018
G Larry Warford Larry Warford L. Warford 67
78
#30 G 1 6'3" 333 27 6/18/91 6 2013 3 65 Kentucky
G Andrus Peat Andrus Peat A. Peat 75
76
#38 G 1 6'7" 313 25 11/4/93 4 2015 1 13 Stanford
K Wil Lutz Wil Lutz W. Lutz 3
81
#13 K 1 6'0" 190 24 7/7/94 3 2016 Georgia State

Saints Looking to Threaten the Eagles

During the past season, there were a few legitimate threats to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC including the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees and company looked capable of making a run towards the Super Bowl, but suffered a devastating loss at the end of their NFC Playoff game against Minnesota. They'll look to bounce back this coming season, and based on the offseason moves they made, they'll once again be amongst top contenders in a stacked NFC.

The Saints finished at 11-5 for the 2017-18 campaign. The team had an eight-game winning streak at one point last season and achieved their first winning season since the 2013 campaign. Thanks to sweeping the Panthers during the regular season, they also captured the NFC South Division for the first time in six years. They ended up losing to the Minnesota Vikings 29-24 in the closing moments as Case Keenum found Taye Diggins for a game-winning touchdown pass. Head coach Sean Payton said in reports he's using that tough loss to motivate his team for this season. Since the end of the season, New Orleans has made improvements on both sides of the ball. On offense, the team added wide receiver Cameron Meredith who is making his return after suffering a knee injury with the Chicago Bears. While he wasn't actively involved in some of the Saints' practices in late July, he met with quarterback Drew Brees to familiarize himself with the team's routes and other game situations.

Brees is now 39-years-old but continues to play at a high level as his retirement looms. Backing him up should be Tayson Hill, although the team also added J.T. Barrett during the offseason. Brees will have a number of other receivers besides Meredith to target including Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, and Brandon Coleman. Third-year receiver Tommylee Lewis was also extremely active during Saints practices and will be fighting for game time. Tight end Ben Watson could end up as a fantasy sleeper player this season as a late-round pick. He is 37-years-old but still ranked among the top 15 fantasy tight ends last season while a member of the Baltimore Ravens. He'll now benefit from having Drew Brees as his quarterback, again, as the two were teammates in 2015. During that season, Watson caught 74 passes to record 825 yards and six receiving touchdowns.

A spot that already has Saints fans worried is the running back position. New Orleans will be without RB Mark Ingram due to a four-game suspension for a failed drug test. That means Alvin Kamara is likely to get more touches in his early absence with free agent Zach Line also a lock for the roster. The Saints signed Shane Vereen to help with the issue. They'll use the preseason to determine which other backs they may want to keep on the roster. Rookie Boston Scott, Jonathan Williams, Trey Edmunds, and Terrance West are the most likely players to grab the other spots. On the offensive line, the team has one of the best 1-2 tackle combos in the entire league with Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead. Former first-round NFL Draft pick Andrus Peat has seen his play decline over the years. However, the fact he plays in between Armstead and Max Unger has helped quite a bit. Having a solid O-line should continue to allow Drew Brees to find time to make plays as he frequently was last year.

New Orleans' defense ranked middle of the league in most categories last season. They selected defensive end Marcus Davenport in the first round so he'll join the defensive unit. He had an unspecified injury causing him to miss several days of practice. However, Alex Okafor has looked impressive during his sessions, which is good news for the Saints' edge defense. In addition, they signed cornerback Patrick Robinson and middle linebacker Demario Davis this offseason. Davis is likely to be one of the roster's top linebackers behind Alex Anzalone, while Robinson will be slotted behind fellow cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley. The cornerback spot will feature each of the starters from last year as well as upgraded slot coverage. At the linebacker position, Craig Robertson, Hau'oli Kikaha, and Nathan Stupar will probably be battling for one of the final roster spots.

The key offseason acquisitions seem to have bolstered an already-talented Saints roster. Meredith, Watson, Scott, and Vereen provide new help on offense while Davenport, Robinson, and Davis will help the defensive side of things. The team will hope to weather the early four-game suspension of Ingram, but Brees' passing game should help for a bit. The NFC will be loaded with top-quality teams this coming season, though, so time will tell if New Orleans has done enough to put themselves above the likes of Minnesota, Green Bay, and the Los Angeles Rams.