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Saints find room for undrafted players

Dan Wetzel By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports

METAIRIE, La. – There are 53 men on the New Orleans Saints’ active roster. Nineteen of them share a similar background – they went undrafted coming out of college. Six more Saints were picked in the seventh round (most by other teams), meaning 25 active players, or more than 47 percent of New Orleans’ team, got here the hard way.

It’s not uncommon for guys who don’t get drafted to still make the league and even flourish – no one wanted the game’s top back right now, Arian Foster of the Houston Texans. Tom Brady was famously the 199th player taken in his draft.

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