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State Of The League: New Orleans Saints

A first Look at the 2021 Saints!
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 14: Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints prepares to take the snap during the first half of a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The NFL Draft and free agency is in our rearview mirrors. Training camp and the NFL preseason are here! We are going over all 32 teams’ offseason moves, division by division: their player personnel changes, projected preseason depth charts, and more! As we close the NFC South, we look into the changes the New Orleans Saints went through this offseason!

New Orleans Saints Preseason Projected Depth Chart

QBTaysom HillJameis Winston
RB1Alvin KamaraDevonta Freeman
RB2Latavius MurrayTy Montgomery
FBAlex Armah
WR1Michael ThomasMarquez Callaway
WR2Tre’Quan SmithJuwan Johnson
WR3Deonte HarrisKawaan Baker
TEAdam TrautmanNick Vannett
LTTerron ArmsteadJames Hurst
LGAndrus PeatDerrick Kelly
CErik McCoyWill Clapp
RGCesar RuizCalvin Throckmorton
RTRyan RamczykLandon Young
DECameron JordanPayton Turner
DTDavid OnyemataRyan Glasgow
DTShy TuttleMalcolm Roach
DEMarcus DavenportTanoh Kpassagnon
OLBZack BaunKaden Elliss
MLBDemario DavisKwon Alexander
OLBPete WernerSutton Smith
CB1Marshon LattimorePaulson Adebo
CB2Patrick RobinsonPrince Amukamara
CB3Brian PooleGrant Haley
FSMarcus WilliamsP.J. Williams
SSMalcolm JenkinsChauncey Gardner-Johnson
KWil Lutz
PBlake GillikinNolan Cooney
LSZach Wood
KRDeonte HarrisMarquez Callaway
PRDeonte HarrisMarquez Callaway

*BOLD player name = Rookie*


New Orleans Saints 2021 NFL Draft Class

Round 1 (28th overall): EDGE Payton Turner, Houston

Round 2 (60th): LB Pete Werner, Ohio State

Round 3 (76th): CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford

Round 4 (133rd): QB Ian Book, Notre Dame

Round 6 (206): OT Landon Young, Kentucky

Round 7 (255): WR Kawaan Baker, South Alabama


New Orleans Saints Offseason Player Personnel Moves

Expired Contracts
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamInfo / Notes
Nick EastonG29NO
Thomas MorsteadP35NOReleased
Craig RobertsonILB33NO
Johnson BademosiCB31NO
D.J. SwearingerFS30NO
Bennie FowlerWR30NO
Cole WickTE28NO
Jason Vander LaanTE29NO
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamAcquired via
Nick VannettTE29DENNOFree Agency
Alex ArmahFB27CARNOFree Agency
Tanoh KpassagnonDE27KCNOFree Agency
Brian PooleCB29NYJNOFree Agency
J.R. SweezyG32ARZNOFree Agency
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamDeparted via
Drew BreesQB40NORetirement
Josh HillTE31NODETFree Agency
Emmanuel SandersWR34NOBUFFree Agency
Janoris JenkinsCB33NOTENFree Agency
Jared CookTE34NOLACFree Agency
Malcom BrownDT28NOJAXFree Agency
Sheldon RankinsDT27NONYJFree Agency
Alex AnzaloneLB27NODETFree Agency
Trey HendricksonDE27NOCINFree Agency
Michael BurtonFB29NOKCFree Agency
Justin HardeeCB27NONYJFree Agency
Cameron TomC26NOMIAFree Agency
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamInfo / Notes
P.J. WilliamsCB/S28NONO
Jameis WinstonQB27NONO
Kwon AlexanderLB27NONO
Ken CrawleyCB28NONO
James HurstT30NONO
Noah SpenceDE27NONO
Ty MontgomeryRB28NONO
Dwayne WashingtonRB27NONO
Lil’jordan HumphreyWR23NONO
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