With Drew Brews and Sean Payton having left the organization in recent years, the New Orleans Saints are ready for a new era in 2022. Longtime assistant coach Dennis Allen has taken over behind the bench and is looking to field the best roster possible in hopes of a playoff return.
Allen and his staff will have some tough decisions to make once training camp begins. Although some players are a lock to make the 53-man roster, others will be cut if it means that the Saints have a better shot at succeeding once September begins.
Here's a look at three Saints players that won't be on the roster at the start of the 2022 NFL season.
Saints Roster Rumors
1. Kevin White, WR
There was tons of hype surrounding Kevin White when the Chicago Bears drafted him seventh overall in 2015. Unfortunately, he's only played 23 games over the last seven seasons due to injury after injury. Now, he's a potential cut candidate after only recording one reception in six games with the Saints last year. A healthy Michael Thomas — along with the additions of Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave — pushes White further down the depth chart. He's yet to display the skills that made him a must-watch talent in college, which could have him on the outside looking in come training camp.
2. Devine Ozigbo, RB
Devine Ozigbo was traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the New Orleans Saints during the 2021 campaign but only recorded two touches for four yards from scrimmage in two games. Starting running back Alvin Kamara could be facing a six-game suspension and while the Saints need their RB depth to step up, they don't need Ozigbo. Mark Ingram is a perfectly capable starter when given the chance, while the trio of Dwayne Washington, Tony Jones Jr. and rookie Abram Smith can handle backup duties. Having not shown much promise yet in his NFL career, expect Ozigbo to end up on the chopping block.
3. Bryce Thompson, DB
Bryce Thompson didn't do much in his first season with the Saints in 2021 but was hoping for a more defined role going forward. Much to his dismay, those plans were ruined as New Orleans continued to add more to the secondary as the offseason went on, ranging from four-time All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu to 2022 second-round pick Alontae Taylor. Fast forward to the start of June and Thompson may as well be bumped off the secondary depth chart and into special teams. With much competition in that area too, don't count on Thompson being a Saint when the new season kicks off.
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