The nature of the NFL is in many ways a harsh reality. For the New Orleans Saints there are going to be several players who are going to experience that harsh reality in the next week—though they will mostly be undeserving victims.
The fact is that the Saints are one of the deepest, most talented groups in all of football. Credit should be handed to GM Mickey Loomis and the rest of the personnel staff. They have done a magnificent job in this shortened off season of acquiring quality football players at every position.
So there will be over 30 guys that the Saints are going to have cut when the process ends—all of whom are guys they liked enough at one point to bring them into camp. A couple of key cuts have already been made in Danny Clark and Jon Stinchcomb.
But the bulk of the cuts that are made are not going to be high-profile, well known players. Instead, the majority of the cuts are going to be young and/or inexperienced players who really did give everything they had, but it just wasn't enough for such a tremendously talented squad.
Those players are probably rather obvious, so I want to speak of the guys who are a little more high profile, more surprising cuts that I believe should be made by the time the roster is trimmed to 53 guys.