Stephone Anthony not projected to make final cut
2015 first round pick LB Stephone Anthony is not projected to make the final roster per espn.com after missing final preseason contest with an injury only described as "nicked up".
Anthony has never completely lived up to his draft status for New Orleans after being selected 31st overall in the first round of the 2015 draft. After producing quality stats for fantasy owners his rookie season he has offered very little since. The writing seemed to be on the wall coming into 2017 when the Saints signed veterans A.J. Klein and Manti Te'o, and only then went on to select Alex Anzalone out of Florida in the third round of this years draft class. Currently, those three are the projected starters for New Orleans leaving Anthony and his rookie contract expendable. He could resurface if released on another NFL roster but at this point would be hard to believe as a potential starting player. New Orleans gave him ample time to secure a position with the starting defense that so desperately needed him. His arrow is pointing down whether or not New Orleans decides to cut him.