METAIRIE, Louisiana – (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton seems likely to open the regular season by throwing a dose of youth and inexperience at the visiting Atlanta Falcons.
As of Monday, 10 rookies — six of them undrafted — and three other players who have yet to be on the field for a regular season snap were on the Saints’ 53-man roster.
Some of those players may not be active on Sunday, but the Saints will need several of them to suit up.
Asked if he found it unusual to head into Week 1 with zero regular season experience on more than one-fifth of the roster, Payton said, “We don’t pay much attention to that, really.”…. […]