After a preseason that felt like it lasted forever, the New Orleans Saints trimmed their roster to 53 players this past weekend. The Saints have also announced on Sunday afternoon who will be on their practice squad.
The Saints practice squad players survived the cuts. They proved that they have potential and belong in the league, but they are not part of the 53-man active roster—not yet. Anything can happen in a season, and an opportunity can arise at any moment.
Let's take a look at the eight practice squad players for the Saints, and what role they will be playing for the team in the 2012 season.