Saints' roster breakdown: Wide receiver

July, 22, 2014
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A position-by-position look at the New Orleans Saints' 90-man roster heading into the start of training camp. Players report on Thursday and will hold their first practice Friday at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

Current depth chart: Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, Brandin Cooks, Robert Meachem, Nick Toon, Joe Morgan, Andy Tanner, Charles Hawkins, Brandon Coleman, Seantavius Jones, Steve Hull

Gone from last year: Lance Moore

Key roster battle: I've got Colston, Stills and Cooks written in ink. Then two or three others could make the roster beyond that. However, the most important battle is for the No. 4 receiver job, since the Saints typically keep only four receivers active on game days (not counting special teams specialists).

If Morgan returns to full health and full speed, it will set up a fascinating three-way race between Meachem, Toon and Morgan. None of those three guys wants to get stuck as the fifth inactive receiver -- or worse, miss the roster entirely. In a way, it's "make or break" time for both Toon and Morgan to prove they can consistently deliver on their potential.

The Saints' history also shows they're willing to reserve an extra "redshirt" roster spot for a younger receiver with potential, so all of these guys will be worth watching for different reasons.

Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter

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