As to the game last night, the Saints rested about a third of their roster, including almost every starter, and Sean Canfield played the entire game, just like he did last year. Jake Locker played 28 snaps and was 9-16 for 81 yards, plus 2 rushes for 22 yards and a fumble inside the 10. The Titans scored three points in his four possessions, on a drive that began at the Saints 24 after the first of four New Orleans turnovers.
Of the areas I highlighted yesterday, Darius Reynaud and D.J. Woods had kickoff and punt returns (Craig Stevens also returned a kick, I'd bet as an upback). Woods and James Kirkendoll both had a catch, but none of the marginal receivers put up big numbers like Tramon Douglas did a few years ago. (Fun fact: Tramon Douglas is now Director of Athletic Operations at Alcorn State.) On the defensive line, Keyunta Dawson had a couple sacks and a couple quarterback hits; if Dave Ball's not ready, he may have earned a spot. At cornerback, Ryan Mouton didn't play because of his concussion, and Tommie Campbell, Chris Hawkins, and Coty Sensabaugh got pretty much equal amount of playing time. I saw reports during the game Troy Kropog Ryan Durand left with an injury, but Mike Munchak didn't address his or any other injuries in his postgame press conference.
The Titans will have to be down to 53 on the active roster by 8 PM tonight. Total Titans will have full coverage throughout the day as the reports of cuts come trickling in.
Actually, it was Ryan Durand, not Kropog, who was injured. Durand was down for a few minutes but walked off on his own. Mike Keith and Frank Wychek said the replay showed that he was down when a player was thrown on top of him, hurting his leg. Since he walked off, it doesn't seem the leg injury was too serious.
As for the game, neither Locker nor the Titans offense looked sharp, which isn't good considering they were playing against the Saints backups. Locker made a few questionable throws (one into traffic which was completed) and overthrew a wide open Damian Williams on what should have been an easy touchdown. One of Locker's passes that was on target was to a wide open Jared Cook - unfortunately Cook was standing with one foot out of bounds.