The New Orleans Saints should be in better shape than most NFL teams from a continuity standpoint when they open training camp on July 28 at their practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. They are returning 18 starters and nearly every coach from a team that went 13-3 in each of the past two seasons. So they should hit the ground running, and most of their 53-man roster is already set. However, expectations are higher for the Saints than most teams, as they are in Super Bowl-or-bust mode with quarterback Drew Brees heading into his 20th and possibly final season. Here is a 53-man projection.
Four is a crowd. But the top three guys on this list aren't going anywhere, and the Saints proved how much they covet Stevens as a developmental prospect when they traded into the seventh round of the draft to keep him away from the rival Carolina Panthers. Hill and Stevens can both play multiple positions, like tight end, running back and receiver -- unless the Saints decide to "redshirt" Stevens as a healthy inactive each week.