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."