No matter the success the New Orleans Saints achieve to finish out the 2013 season, the roster ahead into the 2014 campaign will see some significant changes. In a sport that can literally come down to inches, possessing personnel that provides you with the best opportunity to win supersedes all.
General manager Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton have a ton of tough decisions to make if they want ensure the Saints stay among the upper-echelon teams. Whether it's underperforming veterans or addition-by-subtraction moves, elite teams make difficult decisions regardless of the backlash it may generate from fans and pundits alike.
The Saints have one of the very best front offices in the entire sport, but with most of the up-and-coming teams being located in NFC, time may be running out on their near decade-long reign of dominance.
Let's take a look at players who are in danger of not going along for the ride.