|Offense||2nd||93.2 (24th)||310.6 (1st)|
|Defense||31st||129.4 (28th)||284.0 (30th)|
Jordan (back), who underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his lower back in February, is not currently participating in OTAs but expects to be back by training camp, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We're playing it safe," Jordan said on Wednesday. "I can't give out a timetable for me coming back, but I do know that it will be well within camp season."
Jordan played through the back injury most of last season, occasionally missing practice time but never a game. Despite the lingering malady, he still managed to accrue 10 sacks and earn his second Pro Bowl appearance. While Jordan has a tendency to disappear -- he recorded only a single tackle four separate times in 2015 -- his consistent double-digit sack totals nevertheless make him a valuable IDP commodity.
After cutting Josh Scobee loose earlier this week, the Saints were seemingly in the market for a kicker with just Kai Forbath on the roster. An invitee at rookie minicamp last week, Barth will be tabbed to challenge Forbath, and the former's success rate in the Superdome (8-for-8 in his career) could very well aid in the competition.
After cutting Josh Scobee loose earlier this week, the Saints were seemingly in the market for a kicker with just Forbath on the roster. An invitee at rookie minicamp last week, Barth will be tabbed to challenge Forbath, and the former's success rate in the Superdome (8-for-8 in his career) could very well aid in the competition.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Thomas is in line to receive immediate playing time this season, but how much he plays will depend on his growth during the offseason.
After releasing Marques Colston this offseason, the Saints invested a second-round draft pick in the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas. While rookie wide receivers typically take some time to adapt to the NFL game, the Saints' receiver depth chart is wide open, and the former Ohio State Buckeye should immediately see action. Currently the Saints' fourth wide out, Thomas could earn significant playing time in one of the league's pass-happiest offenses if he can beat out either Willie Snead or Brandon Coleman for snaps.
Anthony, the second of the Saints' two first round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, started every game of his rookie season at middle linebacker. He finished the season with 112 tackles, good for 20th in the NFL. With New Orleans signing veteran free agent James Laurinaitis this offseason, however, Anthony will be forced outside in 2016. His starting spot almost certainly remains secure, but no longer at the heart of the Saints' defense 4-3 defense, his IDP value could take a slight hit if he is unable to rack up tackles at the same pace as last year.
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