2019 New Orleans Saints season

The 2019 New Orleans Saints season will be franchise's 53rd season in the National Football League, the 44th to host games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the thirteenth under head coach Sean Payton. The Saints will try to improve on their 13–3 record, after losing in the NFC Championship to the Los Angeles Rams, which included a controversial pass interference no-call on the Rams defense, and try to make it to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl XLIV.

2019 New Orleans Saints season
Head coachSean Payton
General managerMickey Loomis
OwnerGayle Benson
Home fieldMercedes-Benz Superdome

Off-season

Resigned

Position Player Age Contract
QB Teddy Bridgewater 27 1 year, $7.25 million
LB Craig Robertson 31 2 years, $4.1 million
S Chris Banjo 29 3 years, $6.9 million
RT Michael Ola 30 1 year, $805,000
LS Zach Wood 26 1 year, $645,000
LB Vince Biegel 25 1 year, $645,000
CB Ken Crawley 25 1 year, $2.025 million
K Wil Lutz 24 5 years, $20.25 million
C Cameron Tom 23 1 year, $635,000
CB Justin Hardee 25 1 year, $635,000
CB P. J. Williams 25 1 year, $5 million

New Signings

Position Player Age 2018 team Contract
C/G Nick Easton 26 Minnesota Vikings 4 years, $22.5 million
DT Malcom Brown 25 New England Patriots 3 years, $15 million
RB Latavius Murray 28 Minnesota Vikings 4 years, $14.4 million
DT Mario Edwards Jr. 24 New York Giants 2 years, $5 million
CB Marcus Sherels 31 Minnesota Vikings 1 year, $1.02 million
TE Jared Cook 31 Oakland Raiders 2 years, $15.5 million

Departures

Position Player Age 2019 team
DE Alex Okafor 28 Kansas City Chiefs
RB Mark Ingram 29 Baltimore Ravens
WR Tommylee Lewis 26 Detroit Lions
DT Tyeler Davison 26 Atlanta Falcons
TE Benjamin Watson 38 New England Patriots
DT Jay Bromley 26 Released
WR Dez Bryant 30 Released
OT Jermon Bushrod 34 Released
SS Kurt Coleman 30 Released
TE Michael Hoomanawanui 30 Released
SS Rickey Jefferson 24 Released
RB Daniel Lasco 26 Released
G Josh LeRibeus 29 Released
CB Josh Robinson 28 Released
MLB Manti Te'o 28 Released
DT Tyrunn Walker 29 Released
C Max Unger 32 Retired

NFL Draft

2019 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 48 Erik McCoy  C Texas A&M
4 105 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  S Florida
6 177 Saquan Hampton  S Rutgers
7 231 Alize Mack  TE Notre Dame
7 244 Kaden Elliss  LB Idaho
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Saints traded their 2018 1st (27th overall), 5th (147th overall) and 2019 1st (30th overall) round picks in exchange for the 2018 1st round pick (14th overall) of Green Bay Packers as part of moving up to select Marcus Davenport.
  • The Saints traded their 2019 3rd round pick (93rd overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and their 2019 6th round pick (177th overall).
  • The Saints traded their 2019 4th round pick (132nd overall) and a 2020 7th round pick to the New York Giants in exchange for cornerback Eli Apple.
  • The Saints received a 2019 7th round pick (231st overall) from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence.

Staff

New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner – Gayle Benson
  • President – Dennis Lauscha
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Mickey Loomis
  • Asst. General Manager/College Scouting Director – Jeff Ireland
  • Vice President of Football Administration – Khai Harley
  • Director of Operations – James Nagaoka
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Terry Fontenot
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Dan Dalrymple
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Charles Byrd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Rob Wenning

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Current roster

New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

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Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • 54 Chase Hansen OLB (NF-Inj.) Injury icon 2.svg
Rookies in italics

Roster updated June 13, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
90 active, 1 inactive

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Preseason

The Saints' preseason opponents and schedule were announced on April 9, with the nationally-televised matchup held on Sunday, August 18, as the Saints head to meet the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson.

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings Mercedes-Benz Superdome
2 August 18 3:00 p.m. at Los Angeles Chargers Dignity Health Sports Park CBS
3 August 24 6:30 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff (CT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 6:10 p.m. Houston Texans Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN
2 September 15 3:25 p.m. at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Fox
3 September 22 3:25 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field CBS
4 September 29 7:20 p.m. Dallas Cowboys Mercedes-Benz Superdome NBC
5 October 6 12:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
6 October 13 12:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field CBS
7 October 20 3:20 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field Fox
8 October 27 12:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS
9 Bye
10 November 10 12:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
11 November 17 12:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Fox
12 November 24 12:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
13 November 28 7:20 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium NBC
14 December 8 12:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
15 December 16 7:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN
16 December 22 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Fox
17 December 29 12:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Fox

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

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