With NFL training camp fast approaching, football fans can begin to get excited about the 2012 season. Coming to a stadium near you will be NFL football at its finest.
With that news, football coaches are getting ready to train their players and prepare them for the rigors of a 16-game regular season, and hopefully the playoffs.
For the New Orleans Saints, that is both Joe Vitt's and Aaron Kromer's job in 2012. Those two, along with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Jr., are mostly responsible for determining which players end up on the initial 53-man roster come September 2.
That is always a difficult job, perhaps the most difficult aspect of being a football coach. Their decisions make or break lives. Even more, their decisions could make or break a football team and its season.
Once they make their decisions, Mickey Loomis is on the hook to find the best solution for those players. The team always has the option to cut, waive or release them. In some instances, though, it is in the best interest of the player and the team to initiate trade talks with another team.
The Saints have accumulated enough talent over the years where some of the backups are intriguing prospects other teams could be interested in. Here are some of those players.