By Herbie Teope | The Advocate / Picayune
Preseason games are an important tool for the Saints to utilize on the path to the initial 53-player roster.
But of the four exhibition contests, the third game carries the most significance for the starters given the units on both sides of the ball typically play either through the first two quarters or into the third quarter.
Both scenarios should apply Saturday when the Saints take the field against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Here are areas to watch:
Drew Brees is set to see his first action of the preseason after not playing in the previous two exhibition contests. And if he had his way, Brees probably wouldn’t have minded playing in those games, but the Saints have been smart with the signal-caller by limiting his snaps.
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