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Well, Saints fans, it’s finally time for the real games of the regular season to start the 2012 football year off right. The New Orleans Saints will host Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins this Sunday, September 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. More importantly, the Saints and the entire Who Dat Nation will officially welcome RG3 into the NFL! Below is the current team roster, complete with the “Reserve/Suspended” and “Exempt” players who complete the final 53 with the New Orleans Saints at this point in the beginning of the new season. Active (50) # NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE 42 Abdul-Quddus , Isa S 6-1 220 23 2 Fordham 9 Brees, Drew QB 6-0 209 33 12 Purdue 71 Brown, Charles T 6-5 297 25 3 Southern California 77 Bunkley, Brodrick DT 6-2 306 28 7 Florida State 25 Bush, Rafael DB 5-11 200 25 2 South Carolina State 74 Bushrod, Jermon T 6-5 315 28 6 Towson 39 Cadet, Travaris RB 6-1 210 23 R Appalachian State 52 Casillas, Jonathan LB 6-1 227 25 4 Wisconsin 45 Collins, Jed FB 6-1 255 26 2 Washington State 12 Colston, Marques WR 6-4 225 29 7 Hofstra 10 Daniel, Chase QB 6-0 225 25 4 Missouri 60 de la Puente, Brian C 6-3 306 27 3 California 47 Drescher, Justin LS 6-1 235 24 3 Colorado 98 Ellis, Sedrick DT 6-1 307 27 5 Southern California 73 Evans, Jahri G 6-4 318 29 7 Bloomsburg 93 Galette, Junior DE 6-2 258 24 3 Stillman 89 Graham, Daniel TE 6-3 257 33 11 Colorado 80 Graham, Jimmy TE 6-7 265 25 3 Miami (Fla.) 33 Greer, Jabari CB 5-11 180 30 9 Tennessee 66 Grubbs, Ben G 6-3 310 28 6 Auburn 41 Harper, Roman S 6-1 200 29 7 Alabama 5 Hartley, Garrett K 5-8 195 26 5 Oklahoma 57 Hawthorne, David LB 6-0 246 27 5 Texas Christian 19 Henderson, Devery WR 5-11 200 30 9 Louisiana State 54 Herring, Will LB 6-3 241 29 6 Auburn 76 Hicks, Akiem DT 6-5 324 22 R Regina 28 Ingram, Mark RB 5-9 215 22 2 Alabama 29 Ivory, Chris RB 6-0 222 24 3 Tiffin 27 Jenkins, Malcolm S 6-0 204 24 4 Ohio State 96 Johnson, Tom DT 6-3 288 28 2 Southern Mississippi 94 Jordan, Cameron DE 6-4 287 23 2 California 50 Lofton, Curtis LB 6-0 241 26 5 Oklahoma 90 McBride, Turk DE 6-2 278 27 6 Tennessee 16 Moore, Lance WR 5-9 190 29 7 Toledo 13 Morgan, Joseph WR 6-1 184 24 2 Walsh 6 Morstead, Thomas P 6-4 235 26 4 Southern Methodist 31 Murphy, Jerome CB 6-0 200 25 2 South Florida 69 Olsen, Eric G 6-3 305 24 2 Notre Dame 32 Patrick, Johnny CB 5-11 191 24 2 Louisville 21 Robinson, Patrick CB 5-11 191 25 3 Florida State 15 Roby, Courtney WR 6-0 189 29 7 Indiana 58 Shanle, Scott LB 6-2 245 32 10 Nebraska 91 Smith, Will DE 6-3 282 31 9 Ohio State 43 Sproles, Darren RB 5-6 190 29 8 Kansas State 64 Strief, Zach T 6-7 320 28 7 Northwestern 85 Thomas, David TE 6-3 248 29 7 Texas 23 Thomas, Pierre RB 5-11 215 27 6 Illinois 75 Walker, Tyrunn DT 6-3 294 22 R Tulsa 24 White, Corey CB 6-1 205 22 R Samford 95 Wilson, Martez DE 6-4 252 22 2 Illinois Reserve/Suspended (1) # NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE 53 Humber, Ramon LB 5-11 232 25 4 North Dakota State Exempt (2) # NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE 55 Ruud, Barrett LB 6-2 241 29 8 Nebraska 51 Vilma, Jonathan LB 6-1 230 30 9 Miami (Fla.) Practice Squad # NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE 62 Broughton, Braylon DE 6-6 272 24 R Texas Christian 59 Butler, Ezra LB 6-2 248 27 1 Nevada 63 Gunn, Harland G 6-2 314 23 R Miami (Fla.) 65 Henry, Ricky G 6-4 310 25 2 Nebraska 81 Higgins, Michael TE 6-5 242 24 2 Nebraska-Omaha 30 Hixson, Nick CB 6-0 189 23 R Hillsdale 37 Nelson, Jerico S 5-10 216 22 R Arkansas 14 Tanner, Andy WR 6-0 183 24 1 Midwestern State Injured Reserve # NAME POS. HT. WT. AGE EXP. COLLEGE Banyard, Joe RB 5-11 213 23 R Texas-El Paso Chamberlain, Chris LB 6-1 238 26 5 Tulsa Givens, Chris WR 6-2 203 22 R Miami (Ohio) Jones, Marcel T 6-7 320 24 R Nebraska Romeus, Greg DE 6-5 267 24 1 Pittsburgh Tiller, Andrew G 6-5 326 23 R Syracuse Toon, Nick WR 6-4 218 23 R Wisconsin Tupou, Fenuki T 6-5 323 27 2 Oregon The New Orleans Saints have announced the following roster moves today: *OT Marcel Jones has been placed on injured reserve. *The club has terminated the contracts of WR Adrian Arrington and FB Korey Hall. *DE Will Smith has been activated from Reserve/Suspended list. *LBs Barrett Ruud and Jonathan Vilma have been placed on Exempt – Commissioner Permission. Posted 10 hours ago By   Week 1: Sept. 9, 2012, noon, Mercedes-Benz Superdome FRIDAY INJURY REPORT/GAME STATUS
Out: OT Marcel Jones (left knee) – DNP
Questionable: WR Adrian Arrington (right knee) – DNP; WR Marques Colston (left foot) – Limited; CB Jabari Greer (sports hernia) – Limited; LB David Hawthorne (left knee) – Full; LB Curtis Lofton (right ankle) – Full Redskins
Out: S Brandon Meriweather (knee) – DNP
Probable: DT Chris Baker (ankle) – Full; G Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) – Full; LB Brian Orakpo (chest) – Full; CB Josh Wilson (abdomen) – Full NOTEWORTHY
A three-member appeals panel vacated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suspensions of four players, including Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma. The move reinstates the players immediately. The panel said Goodell overstepped his bounds but punted the decision back to him, saying he could suspend the players as long as the penalties were specifically for conduct detrimental to the league. That may make the vacated suspensions null and void for only so long. Will Smith   The move was met with happiness in the Saints locker room Friday. “It’s definitely some good news,” Saints S Malcolm Jenkins said.”I think everybody will be happy to get those guys back around just to see their faces. We know they’re not going to jump in the lineup this week or anything, but just to have them guys around is big for us.” Jonathan Vilma   The NFL granted a roster exemption this weekend for each of the teams affected by the ruling. This game is following the 7 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina which just happened to be the same day as another hurricane, namely Isaac, tearing through the City Beneath the Sea, but nothing can keep the Who Dat Nation from coming out to the Superdome to support their Saints in the loudest way possible for the season opener. It will most certainly be a loud and confusing welcome into the league for RG3 in his first professional start in a game that actually counts. Drew Brees and the Saints offense should be hitting on almost all cylinders as if they are in mid-season form early and often in this game, which will make it more and more incumbent upon Washington and Griffin to have to try and catch up through the air, which will in turn feed right into the hands of New Orleans’ new Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to get pressure from 3, 4 and 5 linemen and LB’s in the box. Due to the players involvement ruling in the Bounty Gate scandal being overturned by a 3 person CBA committee, Will Smith should see the field today and Jon Vilma will be on the sideline for the Saints today against the Skins. Expected outcome: Saints 34, Redskins 23  

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