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Saints 2013 Schedule

Saints 2013 Schedule

t's the right 53.

That's not to suggest that there's no possibility of change, particularly at the bottom of the roster, or if injury creates a need.

But Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said Tuesday he feels comfortable with the 53-man roster that New Orleans will enter the regular-season opener with Sunday against Atlanta in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

"At the end of the day I believe we've got the right 53 players on the roster," Loomis told the audience at the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club.

"We're ready to go."

Loomis covered a range of subjects, beginning with the fact that the franchise had a good, routine, smooth offseason.

"No suspensions, no lockout, no protracted contract negotiations, no wire-tapping," he said, smiling.

From there, he addressed the team's two-pronged offseason goal of preparing the players and evaluating them.

"Evaluation is a really critical part of your job during preseason," Loomis said. "You've got to get the right 53 players on your roster. We go by what we see."

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