New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders: Five roster battles worth watchingIn the meantime, here are the five battles most worth watching tonight as the Saints host the Oakland Raiders: 1. At least 10 spots are still up for grabs on the New Orleans Saints' 53-man roster heading into Friday's preseason game. New Orleans Saints defensive end Jay Richardson celebrates after he recovers a fumble by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray during the preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs at the Superdome on Friday, August 9, 2013. Veterans Jay Richardson and Baraka Atkins have both been impressive during camp, and both shined during last week's preseason opener vs. Kansas City. If they continue to make plays like that, they could both earn roster spots ahead of the rookies. I like undrafted rookie Eric Martin's chances of cracking the roster the best, because he has shown flashes as a dynamic pass rusher and looks like he'll be an asset in special teams coverage. I'll do a more thorough breakdown of which players are on and off the "bubble" next week.Source: nola.com
Position battles are alive and wellWhich positions are still hotly contested, five things to watch in Friday's game against the Bucs, Tweet of the week, and what's to come.Source: boston.com
• New Orleans Saints question of the day: Would you like to see the Saints run the ball more against the Raiders on Friday?