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06-18-2007, 01:19 PM
Here is a thread dedicated to the complete 2011 New Orleans Saints roster which I will edit throughout the entire year. Hopefully you guys will find it useful.

Last updated: March 4th

Draft Selection, Unsigned Draft Selection, Undrafted Free Agent, Re-Signed, Free Agency Acquisition, Trade Acquisition, Suspended


Drew Brees, Sean Canfield

Running Backs:
Reggie Bush, Chris Taylor, Pierre Thomas

Jed Collins

Wide Receivers:
Montez Billings, Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Andy Tanner

Tight Ends:
Jimmy Graham, Tyler Lorenzen

Charles Brown, Jon Stinchcomb

Roger Allen, Brian De la Puente, Jahri Evans

Matt Tennant


Defensive Ends:
Alex Brown, Will Smith

Defensive Tackles:
Sedrick Ellis, Tom Johnson, Mitch King, Swanson Miller, Shaun Rogers

Middle Linebackers:
Jonathan Vilma

Outside Linebackers:
Stanley Arnoux, Ezra Butler

Randall ***, Jabari Greer, Mark Parson, Tracy Porter, Patrick Robinson

Malcolm Jenkins

Special Teams

Garrett Hartley

Thomas Morstead

Jason Kyle

Unrestricted Free Agents*

Ladell Betts (RB), Julius Jones (RB), Heath Evans (FB), Jonathan Goodwin (C), Jimmy Wilkerson (DE), Anthony Hargrove (DT), Danny Clark (OLB), Scott Shanle (OLB), Marvin Mitchell (MLB), Matt Giordano (S), Pierson Prioleau (S), Darren Sharper (S)

Restricted Free Agents*

DeShawn Wynn (RB), Lance Moore (WR), Courtney Roby (WR), Tory Humphrey (TE), David Thomas (TE), Jermon Bushrod (OT), Zach Strief (OT), Carl Nicks (OG), Jeff Charleston (DE), Remi Ayodele (DT), Jo-Lonn Dunbar (OLB), Kawika Mitchell (OLB), Anthony Waters (MLB), Leigh Torrence (CB), Roman Harper (S), Chris Reis (S), Usama Young (S)

*Players not offered one year tender in italic.

Exclusive Rights Free Agents*

Chase Daniel (QB), Joique Bell (RB), Lynell Hamilton (RB), Chris Ivory (RB), Adrian Arrington (WR), Junior Galette (DE), Jonathan Casillas (OLB), Ramon Humber (OLB), Justin Drescher (LS)

*Players not offered one year tender in italic.


Signed RB Pierre Thomas to a four-year contract extension. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/03/new_orleans_saints_have_reache.html)
Signed K Garrett Hartley to a five-year contract extension. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/03/new_orleans_saints_and_kicker.html)
Extended tender to restricted free agents S Roman Harper, OG Carl Nicks, OT Jermon Bushrod, RB Pierre Thomas, WR Lance Moore, TE David Thomas, K Garrett Hartley, DT Remi Ayodele, DE Jeff Charleston and S Usama Young (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/03/new_orleans_saints_agree_to_on.html)
Signed DT Shaun Rogers to a one-year deal. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/03/new_orleans_saints_agree_to_on.html)
Released TE Jeremy Shockey. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/02/unconfirmed_reports_have_the_n.html)
Waived RB P.J. Hill and FB Marcus Mailei. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/02/new_orleans_saints_waive_runni.html)
Signed DT Tom Johnson to a reserve/future contract. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/01/new_orleans_saints_agree_to_fu.html)
Signed OLB Ezra Butler and DT Mitch King to reserve/future contracts. (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/01/new_orleans_saints_sign_two_pl.html)
Signed DT Swanson Miller to a reserve/future contract.
Signed WR Montez Billings to a reserve/future contract. (http://nflbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/nflbuzz/saints_sign_one_player_work_one_out/3965924)


Saints Dome Patrol
06-23-2007, 09:39 AM
Great thread, Sveen... our Scandinavian source for Saints news! :)

504 to ATL
06-23-2007, 03:16 PM
also signed Young and Alleman, 3rd rounders.

06-23-2007, 09:54 PM
Awesome thread indeed.

06-24-2007, 05:01 AM
also signed Young and Alleman, 3rd rounders.

I'm not going to have all the transactions listed. Just the latest ;)
Both Alleman and Young are listed as "NFL Draft Selections" in the roster.

Thanks for the feedback Saints Dome Patrol and Flyboy. Appreciate it :)

07-13-2007, 08:50 AM
After the release of Wade Koehl the Saints roster now has 86 players, which means that one more has to be cut before Training Camp. Anyone care to guess who?

(It's the offseason...)

08-07-2007, 07:35 AM
Did Mike McKenzie retire? I don't see his name on nfl.com's players section?

08-07-2007, 08:23 AM
Did Mike McKenzie retire? I don't see his name on nfl.com's players section?

Don't believe so, he just played in the Hall of Fame Game this past Sunday. and is still listed on our Depth Chart (http://www.nfl.com/teams/depthcharts/NO) on NFL.com, and NewOrleansSaints.com.

08-08-2007, 08:45 PM
Yeah my bad Im dumb, and I was think MacKenzie not McKenzie sorry for the dumb question.

08-08-2007, 10:13 PM
Yeah my bad Im dumb, and I was think MacKenzie not McKenzie sorry for the dumb question.
It's all good. I make a lot of mistakes too. Any way we don't get many opposing fans posting here anyways.

08-28-2007, 07:04 PM
Just a few more roster cuts to note. (alright they were already noted my bad)

August 26th (http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2007/8/August%2026%20Transactions.aspx) - Desmond Sims (LB), Joe Porter (CB), Jason Fife (QB), Aaron Hosack (WR). Released.

August 28th - (http://neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2007/8/Saints%20Trim%20Roster%20to%2075.aspx) Jamaal Branch (RB), Jamal Jones (WR), Chris Hanson (P). Released.

09-01-2007, 03:39 AM
Released today were:

LB Dhani Jones (I actually thought he had a legit chance of making the team)
Offensive linemen Ben Archibald, Brian Ferentz, and Rob Petitti
WR Derrick Doyle
TE Ronnie Ghent
Defensive linemen Rodney Leisle, Scott Scharff and Brandon Villarreal. (I like Villarreal. I hope he can be a practice squader).

09-01-2007, 10:45 PM
Well we cut 3/4th's of our Second Day Draft picks. Antonio Pittman, David Jones, and Marvin Mitchell were all waived today.

I didn't understand the Pittman pick on draft day, I reconsidered and forced myself to believe it had a purpose, but now I go back to scratching my head. We traded up to the upper half of the 4th round to Draft a Running back (a position we are already pretty stacked at) who slid, and then who goes on to get outperformed by an Undrafted Free Agent? :confused: Just seems like there were much better options in that situation.

Don't understand why we are keeping 4 Tight Ends. I thought we would've kept Evans, Chris Reis, Marvin Mitchell, David Jones, or Anton Palepoi.

With that aside the roster looks very solid, just have to continue putting faith in Payton.

09-01-2007, 11:10 PM
Pittman's talented. I'd imagine they thought he could be groomed and give them a lot more options on offense..like moving Reggie Bush outside and having Deuce and Pittman split in the backfield. It could've been very impressive..but I guess it didn't work out.

09-01-2007, 11:16 PM
Pittman's talented. I'd imagine they thought he could be groomed and give them a lot more options on offense..like moving Reggie Bush outside and having Deuce and Pittman split in the backfield. It could've been very impressive..but I guess it didn't work out.

I don't think they could foresee an Undrafted guy like Pierre Thomas coming in and tearing it up. Pittman wasn't bad, it was just Pierre Thomas "earned" the spot much more.

I'd imagine a team who needs RB depth like Cinci, or Indy will snatch Pittman up and try to develop him.

09-02-2007, 04:00 PM
Update: Saints announced the 7 players signed to their practice squad. Kevin Dudley, Willie Evans, Marvin Mitchell, Tyler Palko, Anwar Phillips, Chris Reis, and Tim Duckworth.

NewOrleansSaints.com (http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2007/9/Saints%20Sign%20Seven%20to%20Practice%20Squad.aspx )
The New Orleans Saints have signed seven players to their practice squad, it was announced by Head Coach Sean Payton following today’s practice.

The players signed were guard Tim Duckworth, fullback Kevin Dudley, defensive end Willie Evans, linebacker Marvin Mitchell, quarterback Tyler Palko, cornerback Anwar Phillips and safety Chris Reis.

Antonio Pittman was signed by the Rams, and David Jones was added to the Bengals roster.

09-02-2007, 04:36 PM
No surprise to see Pittman and Jones being picked up. But great news with Palko not signing elsewhere.

09-02-2007, 06:57 PM
I wish we could have kept David Jones. After reading about him throughout camp and seeing how he was coming out of college, as well as being endorsed by Darrell Green, I felt like he could have really been a keeper.

I guess I'll see if I'm right, although he'll be with another team.

09-08-2007, 06:41 PM
Saints agree to deal with DE Wynn
Posted by Mike Triplett, Times-Picayune Staff writer September 07, 2007 4:16PM
Categories: Saints

The Saints agreed to a one-year contract with veteran defensive end Renaldo Wynn, according to his agent, Peter Schaffer.
Wynn, a former first-round draft pick from Notre Dame, spent five years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and five years with the Washington Redskins before being released on the final cut-down day. The 6-foot-3, 296-pounder, who turned 33 last week, has 192 career tackles and 21.5 sacks.

Source: http://blog.nola.com/saintsbeat/2007/09/saints_agree_to_deal_with_de_w.html

No word on who's getting cut yet and nothing on neworleanssaints.com so I'll wait for that until I change the roster.

09-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Tyler Palko is apparently not even on the practice squad anymore...

Edit: Never mind ;)

09-18-2007, 11:38 AM
Here is a good way to keep track on how our rookies are doing. I decided to only include the players that are still with the team, and I will of course keep it updated throughout the season.

NFL Draft Selection, Undrafted Free Agent

http://xs219.xs.to/xs219/07374/NO_907_18.gif ACTIVE ROSTER

Andy Alleman (OG):
0 games
Jermon Bushrod (OT):
1 game
Robert Meachem (WR):
0 games
Tyler Palko (QB):
0 games
Pierre Thomas (RB):
52 carries, 252 yards, 1 TD
17 receptions, 151 yards, 1 TD
Usama Young (CB):
25 tackles
Marvin Mitchell (LB):
9 tackles

Source: http://www.nfl.com

09-19-2007, 10:17 PM
I have a feeling that we're going to be seeing Andy Alleman this year for Jamar Nesbit or Jahri Evans. I think shuffling the offensive line is in order with either Alleman taking over for Nesbit or Evans taking over for Nesbit and Alleman taking over for Evans.

I also wouldn't mind seeing Pierre Thomas and Deuce in the backfield together with Reggie split out in the slot.

09-22-2007, 04:09 AM
Lance Legree is no longer listed on injured reserve on the official website. Anyone know what happened to him? Injury settlement?

09-26-2007, 03:43 AM
Well, now as Deuce is done for the year and Jason David is out 4-6 weeks we should be seeing more of Pierre Thomas and Usama Young.

09-27-2007, 02:30 PM
I'm merging this thread with the Saints roster thread.

10-09-2007, 08:54 PM
The Saints have released RB Quinton Smith from their PS.
They have also signed QB Tyler Palko, RB Jammal Branch, and WR Dante Ridgeway to their PS.


I like the addition of Branch again. I liked what I saw out of him in preseason last year.

Dome Patrol
12-19-2007, 08:00 PM
Payton's wednesday press conf.

http://neworleanssaints.com/Articles/2007/12/Head%20Coach%20Sean%20Payton%20Post%20Practice.asp x

Opening Statement:

“In regards to the roster, yesterday we put Brian Young on injured reserve and we signed Orien Harris as a defensive tackle, number 92, off the practice squad of Buffalo.

Sucks to hear about Young.. I thought he was gonna make it back. Guess it was worse than originally thought. Anyone here know/hear much about Harris? Here's a college report I found on him.. sounds like he never met his expectations? Maybe it was the scheme he played in...


12-20-2007, 04:32 PM
I like the signature ;)

01-20-2008, 08:42 AM
The roster is now in '08 mode :)

01-20-2008, 11:36 AM
Great job as always, Sveen.

01-28-2008, 06:07 PM
Awesome thread

02-16-2008, 12:30 PM
Very nice sveen

03-12-2008, 06:14 PM
Thanks for keeping this up Sveen

05-18-2008, 12:40 PM
QB- Drew Brees///Mark Brunell///Tyler Palko
RB- Deuce McAllister///Reggie Bush///Pierre Thomas///Aaron Stecker
FB- Mike Karney///
WR- Marques Colston///Devery Henderson///Robert Meachem
WR- David Patten///Lance Moore///
TE- Eric Johnson///Billy Miller///Ronnie Ghent
OT- Jamaal Brown///
OG- Jahri Evans///
C- Jonathon Goodwin///Matt Lehr
OG- Jamar Nesbit///
OT- Jon Stinchcomb///Zach Strief

DE- Charles Grant///Jeremy Geathers
DT- Sedrick Ellis///Brian Young
DT- Hollis Thomas///Kendrick Clancy
DE- Will Smith///Bobby McCrary
OLB- Dan Morgan///Troy Evans
MLB- Jonathon Vilma///Mark Simoneaux
OLB- Scott Fujita///Scott Shanle///Marvin Mitchell
CB- Mike McKenzie///Randall ***///Jason David
S- Roman Harper///Chris Reis
S- Kevin Keisvaharn///Josh Bullocks
CB- Aaron Glenn///Tracy Porter///Usama Young///Jason Craft

LS- Kevin Houser
K- Martin Gramatica///Taylor Melhlaff
P- Steve Weatherford

KR- Reggie Bush, Tracy Porter///Lance Moore
PR- Lance Moore///Tracy Porter

Offseason 2008-2009 Needs
OLB Depth, #2 WR, #1 TE, QB of the future, S