Injuries have taken a toll on the New Orleans saints this season and few teams had more departures amid the summer salary cap crunch, but it’s still surprising to see so many holes on their roster. It’s almost sobering to look at the depth chart from last year’s game with the Philadelphia Eagles and see so few players remaining for Sunday’s rematch, particularly on offense.
The Saints are without four of last season’s top six offensive linemen, their two best wide receivers, both co-starters at tight end, and their top two running backs, with a different fullback in the mix. And if Taysom Hill can’t play the total rises to 13 players missing from the squad that played Philadelphia last season. Here’s a breakdown by each unit: