The NFL announced some changes to practice squads in 2014 and 2015, which increases the maximum number of players from eight to 10, and also expands the eligibility for players who have earned no more than two accrued seasons.

Previously, players who earned one or more accrued seasons were not allowed to be placed on practice squads unless the player spent fewer than nine games on the active roster in their accrued seasons.

Under the new rules, the two additional players on each practice squad can have up to 32 games on an active roster over their first two seasons. What this means is that any 2012 or 2013 rookie can now fill the final two practice squad spots.

The other eight players remain under the old rules.

For the Saints, who have a young roster, this means there are now several candidates who could fill out the practice squad.

The following is a list of players who have practice squad eligibility by one means or another (assuming our understanding of the new rules are correct). However, it should be noted some combinations of the following names would not work due to the differing sets of rules.

T Terron Armstead

C Matt Armstrong

S Marcus Ball

CB Derrius Brooks

WR Brandon Coleman

WR Brandin Cooks

LB Todd Davis

K Derek Dimke

CB Brian Dixon

LB Kasim Edebali

RB Timothy Flanders

T Manase Foketi

LB Khairi Fortt

DE Glenn Foster

CB Terrence Frederick

QB Ryan Griffin

TE Je'Ron Hamm

WR Charles Hawkins

TE Josh Hill

TE Nic Jacobs

CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

NT John Jenkins

DE Rufus Johnson

FB Austin Johnson

T Marcel Jones

WR Seantavius Jones

G Senio Kelemete

QB Logan Kilgore

LB Kyle Knox

T Ty Nsekhe

WR Tobais Palmer

LB Ronald Powell

LB Kevin Reddick

RB Khiry Robinson

T Tavon Rooks

WR Kenny Stills

RB Derrick Strozier

S Vinnie Sunseri

CB Rod Sweeting

DE George Uko

LB Chidera Uzo-Diribe

S Kenny Vaccaro

DE Tyrunn Walker

T Jason Weaver

S Ty Zimmerman