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60 Players to Watch

62 Featured Saint

Alumni Spotlight

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Saints Throwback

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GAMEDAY ALL INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 08/25/17

EXECUTIVE Editor

Doug Miller Editors

Justin Macione, Jessica DeBold Contributors

Harry Browne, Davis Friend, Courtney Funchess, Evan Meyers, Jordy Spitale, John DeShazier, Layne Murdoch Jr. Photography

Michael C. Hebert Art Director

Ali Sullivan

Vice President of Sales

Colleen Monaghan

Account Executives

Tess Jones, Brooke LeBlanc, Zane Wilson Production Manager

Jessica DeBold

Production Designers

Monique DiPietro, Demi Schaffer, Molly Tulier Traffic Coordinator

Topher Balfer

Distribution Manager & In Stadium Sales

John Holzer

Chief Executive Officer

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8 Saints News 12  Tom and Gayle Benson 22 Head Coach Sean Payton 28  Executive and Coaching Staff 42 Player Personnel 44 2017 Staff Directory

82 Players 89 Alphabetical Roster 92 Depth Chart & Roster 94 Statistics

46  Mercedes-Benz Superdome Facts, Seating Chart & Food Map 52 Fan Code of Conduct 54 Saintsation Spotlight 56 Game Preview

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66 Ring of Honor

90 Head Coach & Key Players

72 Photo Gallery

91 Alphabetical Roster

78 Fun Facts

93 Depth Chart & Roster

80 Saintsation Workout 102 Outside the Huddle

98 Statistics

106 NFC Schedule 108 AFC Schedule 110 Pelicans Schedule 112 Final Frame

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Todd Matherne President

Alan Campell Executive Vice President/ Editor-In-Chief

Errol Laborde

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Tonight’s Entertainment

ANTHEM Margi Cates Singing the National Anthem this evening is Stage Door Idol 2017, Margi Cates. Margi was selected as the winner on Aug. 15 at The National WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen where 40 vocalists competed over the summer. Margi hails from Missoula, Montana, and has been performing in musicals since she was six. She holds a Bachelors degree in Theatre from the University of Montana and has done everything from touring sketch comedy to Opera, kids rock bands to Country Western. Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Sheila in Hair, and Maisy in Suessical. This fall, Margi will be featured in BB’s Stage Door Canteen new production of “On the Road with Bob Hope & Friends.”

Pregame Saintsations

Saints Hall of Fame

Former Saints offensive lineman Chuck Commiskey will greet fans at the Saints Hall of Fame.

Color Guard

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Young Marines

Halftime

Play Football Month – Youth Flag Football Exhibition

Special Presentations Peoples Health Champion Chevron Teacher of the Week

SAINTS ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT Directors Gameday Staff P.A. Announcer Announcer Video Hosts Audio Coordinator House control coordinator Graphic Designer Video production Saints strolling jazz band

Josh Richardson Jared Sampson Cal Abadin Cephas Archie Jeff Gapultos Tiffany Hammond Chad Howat Craig Howat Amy Winchester Mark Romig Chuck Edwards Mike Hoss Carley McCord Kyle Curley Samantha Carducci Chad Vincent Kyle Campbell James Crosbie Brendan Ergas Ben Fallin Sumner Gilliam Shota Hashimoto Scott Horvitz Bruce Hirstius

SAINTSATIONS Director Ashley Deaton Coach Lora Davis Coordinators Tamica Lee Kelly Dupont

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SAINTS NEWS

SIXth Annual

Saints Kickoff Run 5K presented by Chevron

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Runners will able to view themselves on the brand new giant video boards above each end zone. Following the race, participants can enjoy live entertainment, a Bud Light beer garden, and jambalaya in Champions Square. All participants will receive an official race shirt and a finisher’s medal. Fans and local businesses will have the opportunity to compete for the event’s Corporate Cup which will be awarded to a group of participants that registers as a team and best shows its “Black and Gold” spirit by bringing the largest number of runners.

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The sixth Annual Saints Kickoff Run 5K presented by Chevron will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, two days before the Saints open the season on Monday Night Football at the Minnesota Vikings. The run begins at 7:30 a.m., with a half mile Kids Fun Run following at 9 a.m. Gumbo and Sir Saint, the club’s mascots, and members of the Saintsations will be in attendance to cheer on runners. The course begins in Champions Square and ends with fans sprinting through the Saints team tunnel to the finish on the 50-yard line at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


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om and Gayle Benson give the New Orleans Saints their unwavering commitment to operating a model franchise with championship aspirations on the field, while being a community leader in the Gulf South off the field, through extensive investment and involvement. The 2017 season will mark Tom Benson’s 33rd year of ownership of the franchise, while Gayle Benson serves as the club’s Executive Officer. Under the supervision and guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Benson, the Saints have reached new heights since 2006. This period, featuring the Super Bowl XLIV title, two NFC Championship appearances, three division championships and five playoff berths, combined with a commitment to rebuild and enhance the Gulf South, has embodied the testament and realization of the principles that Mr. Benson first instilled in the Saints organization when he purchased the franchise in 1985.

The start of Benson ownership When Mr. Benson, who owned numerous automotive and banking interests in both the New Orleans area and South Texas, initially became interested in purchasing the club in

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1985, he was motivated by the threat of outof-town investors planning to move the club from New Orleans. He was certainly a fan of the game and the Saints, but the sport had yet to become one of his passions. As one of the area’s top businessmen, Mr. Benson recognized the importance of the team to the region and immediately spearheaded the effort to keep the Saints. But unlike others at the time, it wasn’t just an emotional plea. He pooled all of his resources, purchased the club in 1985 and preserved the Saints for the team’s legion of fans across the area. The once-rampant speculation that the club was moving immediately ceased.

A winning team evolution Not surprisingly, success soon followed as the Saints entered the most compelling and memorable period in franchise history under Mr. Benson’s leadership after having previously not enjoyed a winning record or a playoff berth. In 1986, in one of his first personnel moves as Owner, he hired Jim Finks as president/ general manager and Jim Mora as head coach. In 1987, the Saints broke through with a 12-3 record and hosted their first playoff contest. In its first 17 seasons of existence,

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the Saints won a total of 73 games. Under Benson’s guidance, the franchise exceeded that win total in only eight years by 1992. The Saints reached even greater heights in 2006, when ownership entrusted Executive VicePresident/General Manager Mickey Loomis to hire Sean Payton as head coach and sign free agent quarterback Drew Brees. Since those moves, the franchise has reached its highest point of success, posting a 107-79 overall record over the last 11 years, capped by the Super Bowl XLIV Championship.

Supporting fans and the city The Bensons’ commitment to winning and serving the community is an opportunity to reward the team’s fans, whose support has reached new heights with the MercedesBenz Superdome being sold-out on a season ticket basis for every campaign since 2006, with a waiting list of over 73,000 people. By the end of the 2016 season, the consecutive sellout streak had extended to 111 games. In addition to the on-field success and the commitment to the community by the Saints, the efforts of ownership have also paid great economic dividends for the city of New Orleans and the sur-


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OWNERSHIP helped in the region’s recovery. The club was among the first major businesses to return to New Orleans, and in 2006 had a thrilling season where they reached the NFC Championship Game for the first time, becoming an inspiration for a region on the mend. In 2010, the club established the Saints Gulf Coast Renewal Fund, which raised over $1.5 million through the raffle of a Super Bowl ring and the 2012 raffle of Saints and Pelicans game day experiences. Over one million dollars has been distributed to charities, such as the local chapters of the Second Harvest Food Bank and Catholic Charities to help provide support of those affected by subsequent natural and manmade disasters, including the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Hurricane Isaac and flooding throughout the State in 2016. The efforts of the organization have continued to lift the community, with the team serving as an economic engine and a pacesetter in philanthropic contributions. In 2008, Mr. Benson was selected by the Volunteers of America as the winner of its annual Good Samaritan Award in Philanthropy in recognition of his work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2015, he was honored by New Orleans City Business as one of the region’s 35 “Driving Forces” for his contributions to the community since Hurricane Katrina. Under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Benson, the Saints are a focal point for healing and restoration—annually putting millions in charitable contributions, goods and services back into the entire Gulf South. Their commitment to the region is firm and lasting, with the focus on building a stronger and more unified city. It’s a direction that continues to evolve and expand. rounding areas. Since Mr. Benson first purchased the team in 1985, the city has hosted five Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XLVII. Mr. Benson has been the driving force behind each campaign to secure the contest, including the most recent successful campaign at the annual league meetings in May, 2009. Each Super Bowl has been an economic windfall, the 2013 game in New Orleans totaling $480 million, not to mention the exposure and charitable contributions the NFL makes during Super Bowl week that extends for generations. The Bensons are committed to continuing to bring future Super Bowls to New Orleans. Highly regarded throughout the NFL, Super Bowl bids are only one of many ways which Mr. and Mrs. Benson influence the sport and the League. Mr. Benson has played a key role among NFL owners in many capacities, including serving three stints as Chairman of the Finance Committee, one of the League’s most difficult, time-consuming and influential positions, with his most recent term ending in 2013. The assignment is evidence of the respect and esteem in which successive NFL commissioners and his fellow owners hold him.

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A dedication to others

Building up New Orleans

Possessing the desire to give back to the great game of football, in 2014 Mr. and Mrs. Benson pledged two significant gifts totaling $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. $10 million was earmarked for the immediate renovation of the Hall’s onsite stadium, which hosts the annual enshrinement Ceremony, the NFL Hall of Fame Game, two high school football teams and two college football teams in Canton, Ohio. In his honor, the facility has been renamed “Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.” The additional one million dollars is the first donation towards the establishment of the Hall of Fame’s Legends Landing program, a mixed-use residence that will include room for Hall of Famers and former NFL players. Dedication to the Gulf South are among Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s most rewarding endeavors. Since 2005, the Saints have positioned themselves as a leader in the recovery of the region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Immediately after the storm, they established the Saints Hurricane Katrina Fund, which raised over one million dollars to benefit worthy causes that

The Bensons have helped stimulate the development of the city’s Central Business District, directly adjoining the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, starting with the 2009 purchase of the formerly vacant and blighted Dominion Tower and the unoccupied New Orleans Centre. The two important commercial spaces, which were vacant since Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, have returned that region of the CBD into a more vibrant and viable sector of New Orleans and revitalized an area that was largely ignored for four years following Hurricane Katrina. The newly renovated Benson Tower has served as a boon to this important business corridor, while “Champions Square”, which made its debut in 2010 adjacent to the former mall, is continually being developed and enhanced with the ultimate objective of producing a world-class sports and entertainment destination. This economic investment plan, which included 2009 agreements on both a private and public level, has revitalized the Mercedes-Benz Superdome area, and the agreement with the state included a dramatic modernization of the stadium which was

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Additional Investment In 2014, Mrs. Benson established GMB Racing Stables with an initial purchase of seven colts, hiring three veteran trainers, all with Louisiana ties. In 2016, two of the thoroughbreds, Mo Tom and Tom’s Ready participated in the Kentucky Derby. In April, Mr. Benson, a longtime veteran in the automobile dealership industry, purchased Cadillac of New Orleans to add to his roster of local dealerships, which also include Best Chevrolet and Mercedes-Benz of New Orleans. In July, he completed the purchase of Dixie Beer, a legendary local brand.

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completed in 2011. Following the debut of the renovations, the Saints, under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Benson and Mercedes-Benz USA reached a ten-year agreement to rename the facility the “Mercedes-Benz Superdome.” The stadium upgrades and rebranding include a legion of new enhancements that have significantly improved the fan experience for all events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and kept the building competitive with new facilities across the country, allowing it to continue to host elite events including Super Bowl XLVII, the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and the upcoming 2022 Final Four and the College Football Playoff semifinals and championship game. Recognizing the need for the stadium to be consistently upgraded, Mr. and Mrs. Benson have most recently collaborated on a multi-million dollar enhancement project for which they contributed $25 million, resulting in significant technology-related enhancements to improve the fan experience, headlined by the addition of two state-of-the-art LED video boards that debuted in August, 2016.

Practice, Practice, Practice Originally constructed in 1996, Mr. and Mrs. Benson are committed to keeping the club’s world-class practice facility among the NFL’s elite. In 2003, an indoor practice facility and cafeteria were constructed, along with significant upgrades to the team’s locker room, training room and weight room. A significant expansion in 2012 and the construction of a fully remodeled locker room in 2017 assure that the Ochsner Sports Performance Center remains at the top level of the league.

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Nurturing the entire Gulf South Away from the playing field, Mr. and Mrs. Benson continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the Saints’ value reaches the entire Gulf South, whether it’s through economic investments that enrich the charitable contributions or groundbreaking community efforts. In addition to reaching out by supporting charities, they also recognize that the future of the area’s economy depends on keeping major businesses and employers in the Gulf South locally-owned. Several large investments in the city’s future by the Bensons have encouraged a number of other businesses to follow their example and continue to build the local economy.

New Orleans Pelicans In 2012 Mr. Benson purchased the NBA Hornets franchise, which was successfully rebranded as the Pelicans. The objectives in Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s ownership of the basketball team are the same as their stewardship of the Saints: to produce a team on-the-court that will compete for championships every year, while making a significant positive impact off-the-court in the community. Upon the ownership transfer, state-of-the-art basketball practice facilities were constructed adjacent to the Saints practice fields. In addition through expansion of the administrative facilities for both teams, the entire Pelicans organization was housed together for the first time in the franchise’s history. Through agreements with the state of Louisiana upon the purchase of the Pelicans, the Smoothie King Center has undergone nearly a complete renovation since

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In 2008, Mr. Benson’s purchase of WVUE FOX 8 made it the only network-affiliated wholly locally-owned television station in New Orleans. Following its sale to Raycom in 2017, he leaves the station in much better shape than when he assumed ownership. His management of the station was followed by investment in facilities and top on-air talent. The station processed to receive numerous George Foster Peabody Awards, Dupont Awards and Edward R. Murrow Awards for their programming and investigative reporting. In 2016 and 2017, the station captured first place in the ratings in key news categories, while continuing its award-winning ways.

The Legacy Since purchasing the Saints, Mr. Benson’s significant contributions in the sports, business and charitable arenas have been recognized by several honors. His accomplishments have been recognized through his induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (2014), the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame (New Orleans Chapter-2013), the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame (2012), the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame (2011), the Texas Business Hall of Fame (2007) and in 2017 receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana chapter of the Association For Corporate Growth. Community involvement and giving back are hallmarks of Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s ownership of the Saints. The couple has made a positive impact in the community both personally and through both professional sports teams in the areas of the arts, education, faith-based causes, healthcare and military, as well as other deserving causes. Most recently in 2014, Mr. and Mrs. Benson were recognized for their philanthropy by the Anti-Defamation League with the A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award. Mrs. Benson


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Gayle Benson An accomplished business professional who enjoyed a successful 30-year career in the design industry and real estate development, Mrs. Benson has utilized her passion for design to support the arts in New Orleans. Raised in Old Algiers, she directed numerous major design efforts with her clients, including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, several of the city’s most prestigious hotels and local supermarket chains and automobile dealerships. Mrs. Benson was involved in the NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art) project “Art for Art’s Sake” and is a member of the museum’s advisory board. Most recently, she served as one of the chairs for NOMA’s Odyssey Ball in 2014, which raised over $700,000—the most in the gala’s history. The funds help ensure the museum’s ability to present world-class exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives.

Educating Louisiana Both products of local schools, Mr. and Mrs. Benson are committed to supporting the area’s educational institutions. In recognition of their longstanding support of Catholic education, the couple received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association in 2010. In 2012, they established the Brother Nicholas, S.C. Building Endowment to support Brother Martin High School (formerly St. Aloysius, from where he graduated). In 1986, his alma mater honored Mr. Benson as their Alumnus of the Year. With Mr. Benson having been educated at Loyola University New Orleans, he and his wife made a pledge for the construction of a new Jesuit Center in 2010, contributed to the creation of the Jesuit Social Research Institute in 2008 and he helped fund the first phase of construction of a chemistry wing in 1999. In 2010, Mr. Benson was honored by Loyola University with the school’s Integritas Vitae Award, the New Orleans school’s highest honor. The award is annually presented to an individual who exemplifies the qualities Loyola seeks to instill in its students. The Bensons have also supported numerous local schools with gifts, including St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Jesuit High School and Tulane University. In supporting Tulane’s construction of an on-campus stadium, the Green Wave started playing on “Benson Field” in 2014. The Bensons are members of the Paul Tulane Society, recognizing their significant generosity to the school. Mrs. Benson serves on the Board of Directors for Tulane, the University of Incarnate Word and Archbishop

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Hannan and Dominican High Schools. Mr. and Mrs. Benson have also made several significant gifts to higher education in San Antonio, Texas. They funded the building of a football stadium located on the University of Incarnate Word Campus, known as Gayle and Tom Benson Field and Benson Fieldhouse, which also services the school’s teams. The football squad took to the field for the first time in 2009 and continues to grow and build their foundation with the Bensons’ unwavering support. Mr. Benson was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Benson also established an endowment fund at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio that is dedicated to the memory of the late Robert Carter Benson, who graduated from the school in 1962, and donated the school’s “Benson Memorial Library.”

Spiritual Connections Longtime advocates of faith-based causes and spirituality, Mr. and Mrs. Benson have been longtime trusted and valued members of the local Catholic community. Mrs. Benson has served on Archbishop’s Community Appeal campaigns for four different Archbishops over the course of the past 20 years and has also worked tirelessly with the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Catholic Charities organization and its umbrella agencies. Mrs. Benson has worked closely with Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults programs at both St. Louis Cathedral and Holy Name of Jesus Parish. She serves as a proud member of the Board of Trustees for the Oblate School of Theology, as well as on Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and is a noted friend of the St. Louis Cathedral Board, also working closely with the Missionary Oblates Partnership and the Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation Planned Giving Advisory Committee. Mrs. Benson is currently an active member of the “I Will Give You Shepherds” campaign, which plans to renovate the second floor of the historic Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. The support of the Catholic Church by the Bensons has been recognized on numerous occasions. For his humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors that have positively affected the lives of so many individuals and groups, Mr. Benson was honored in 2012 by the Catholic Church with an Oblate Doctor of Humane Letters (to a person who has achieved the human purpose for which Divine Providence Placed Him on Earth) certificate that honors his “realities of the most noble of human endeavors, weighted by criteria arising from the deepest human values.” The certificate also honors “excellence in the area of life where excellence makes the most difference,” and further cites his “attributes

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and accomplishments that come closest to what God would be interested in honoring.” In 2012, Mr. and Mrs. Benson received from Pope Benedict XVI the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award—for outstanding service to the Church and the Pontiff, the highest Papal award granted to a lay person. Mrs. Benson has received the Medal of the Order of St. Louis Award for her dedication to the Church.

Healthy Living in Louisiana Mr. and Mrs. Benson have also shown their commitment to the health and wellness of the local community with the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center on the main campus of Ochsner Medical Center. The center was built and has since been upgraded following multiple gifts to the area’s leading health service network of hospitals and clinics. In addition to serving on the Ochsner board, Mrs. Benson has led 100-plus volunteer committee members in hosting the Moonlight and Miracles event four consecutive times—the organization’s annual gala to benefit the Ochsner Cancer Institute. The event has raised over one million dollars annually to benefit cancer patients in the region. Supporting the efforts of former Saints safety Steve Gleason and his Team Gleason organization which helps provide people with ALS and other debilitating conditions and environment where they can live vital and productive lives with meaningful freedom and independence, Mr. and Mrs. Benson donated five million dollars in 2014 to the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living at the New Orleans St. Margaret’s facility.

A True Patriot In 1945, Mr. Benson served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota and has remained particularly close to this branch of the armed forces. He is the only enlisted man to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Pensacola Naval Museum and has been honored with an award from the crew of the submarine U.S.S. Louisiana. In 2007, Mr. Benson was honored by the U.S. Navy Memorial with the Lone Sailor Award, presented to those who exemplify the core values of honor, courage and commitment. In 2009, Benson was presented with the U.S. Army’s “Army Strong” Award in recognition for his position in the community while demonstrating leadership and Army Values on a daily basis. A leading advocate for the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., Mr. Benson was also a major contributor and past director of The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, with his pledges helping fund the Pacific Exhibit Grand Opening and the Midway Theater. In 2011, he was among five NFL owners honored with an American Spirit Award by the museum for service in the war.


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ince Tom Benson’s purchase of the New Orleans Saints in 1985 and the New Orleans Pelicans in 2012, the clubs’ greatest impact has been in the Gulf South community. The charitable involvement of the clubs rank as he and his wife Gayle’s largest priority personally. It is Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s vision that the Saints and the Pelicans are much more than professional sports teams and, through their leadership, they are committed to giving back and serving a region that has shown incredible support. The Bensons and the clubs’ players, coaches and staff are leaders when it comes to volunteerism, involvement, donations and charitable outreach. As dedicated corporate citizens, the Saints and the Pelicans annually put millions of dollars back into the community in financial support, in-kind donations, charitable appearances and the donations of goods and services-not to mention the club’s critical role in economic development and impact. The Bensons have been honored repeatedly for the support and care of charitable and civic causes, including the Volunteers of America selecting Mr. Benson as the winner of the annual Good Samaritan Award in Philanthropy in 2008. In 2010, he was awarded Loyola University of New Orleans’ highest honor as the recipient of

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the Integritas Vitae Award, given to an individual who exemplifies a commitment to community service. In 2014, Mrs. Benson was recognized by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana East as a Woman of Distinction for her leadership and service to others. In 2010, both Mr. and Mrs. Benson received the Elizabeth Seton Award, which is dedicated to those who have served the National Catholic Education Association through personal or professional philanthropy that has positively impacted Catholic education in the nation. In 2012, they received from Pope Benedict XVI the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award for outstanding service to the Catholic Church and the Pontiff, the highest Papal award granted to a lay person. Through the leadership of the Bensons, the Saints and now the Pelicans have raised over $3 million for community causes to support natural disasters including hurricanes, the Gulf Coast oil spill and most recently flooding throughout the State of Louisiana in 2016. Annually, both clubs have also partnered with local youth-oriented charities such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, Boy and Girls Scouts of America and the United Way to reach as many children as possible. Both teams encourage the health and wellness of children in the Gulf South through Junior Training Camp programs that create fun and memorable football and

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basketball experiences while promoting physical fitness and the importance of daily routines. Over 45 foundations and agencies receive monetary donations from the Saints and Pelicans each year – organizations as diverse as Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Heart Association, the United Negro College Fund, Habitat for Humanity, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, the Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Medical Center, Donate Life America and Team Gleason. In addition to consistently supporting local charities, the Bensons have also been a leading advocate for New Orleans and the Gulf South by lending their support in attracting new events to the city, and the clubs have worked in conjunction with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and other local entities to bid and receive events such as the 2012 and 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship, the 2013 and 2020 Women’s Final Four and the 2014 and 2017 NBA All-Star Games. New Orleans’ leading advocate of the successful bid to host Super Bowl XLVII, the Bensons remain committed to work on behalf of the city to land future Super Bowls, because of the financial impact and positive global exposure they are able to shed on the city and the state.


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STAFF - Head Coach

Sean Payton Head Coach

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ince he was hired as head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006, Sean Payton has established himself as one of the most successful coaches in the NFL. Since coming to New Orleans, Payton has led the Saints to five playoff berths, three NFC South division titles and the franchise’s first World Championship with a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Payton has a 100-70 overall record (.588), including a 6-4 postseason mark (.600) after the franchise had won only one playoff game prior to his arrival. Throughout his tenure, Payton holds the franchise’s top win total and winning percentage for a head coach. As Payton enters the 2017 campaign he continues to represent the Saints as the model of stability not only within the NFC South, as he is the longest tenured head coach within the division, but also within the NFL as only New England’s Bill Belichick (2000), Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis (2003) and Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy (hired one week prior to Payton in 2006) have been with their teams longer. Payton is also one of just six active coaches to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory. The others are Belichick, Seattle’s Pete Carroll, Baltimore’s John Harbaugh, McCarthy and Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin. Payton’s presided over the NFL’s most prolific offense since his arrival, leading the league in net yards per game in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, and finishing first in scoring in 2008 and 2009. These are the only six times the Saints have led the NFL in offense. Ranking in the top ten offensively every season since Payton arrived, the Saints have the third-longest streak (11 seasons) in the NFL since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In team history, the Saints have scored at least 45 points on 19 separate occasions with 15 of these outputs occurring under Payton’s watch, including two in 2016. Defensively, New Orleans has finished in the top five twice (2010 and 2013). He has also sent a total of 37 selections to the Pro Bowl and earned the honor of coaching the NFC squad following the 2006 season.

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In 2016, Payton had the Saints in playoff contention right until Week 16 despite seasonending injuries to four Week One starters. Rebounding from a 0-3 start, the Saints won four of their next five contests to get right back in the middle of the postseason picture. Payton accomplished the balancing act of adding youth to his squad while keeping the Saints in the thick of the playoff hunt. He nurtured the on-field growth of rookie and second-year players, including S Vonn Bell, DT Tyeler Davison, K Wil Lutz, DT David Onyemata, T/G Andrus Peat, DT Sheldon Rankins and WR Willie Snead IV and Michael Thomas, each of who played significant roles for an emerging team. He also fostered impressive production from veteran players such as QB Drew Brees, DT Nick Fairley, RB Mark Ingram II, DE Cameron Jordan, LB Craig Robertson, T Zach Strief, C Max Unger and S Kenny Vaccaro. The offense finished first in the NFL for the sixth time under Payton’s direction (426.0 ypg.), also leading the league in passing (317.1 ypg.), third down conversion rate (48.6), first downs (395) and yards after the catch (2,439). The offense was led by Brees, who completed 471of-673 passes (70.0%) for 5,208 yards with 37 touchdowns and a 101.7 passer rating, leading the NFL in passing yardage for the seventh time and surpassing 5,000 yards for the fifth time. Ingram became the first Saint with 1,000 yards rushing (1,043) since 2006, Thomas, who set club rookie receiving records with a team-high 92 grabs for 1,137 yards with nine touchdowns, combined with fellow wideout Brandin Cooks (1,173 yards) to give New Orleans only the second offense in NFL history that featured a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers. The offensive line surrendered only 27 sacks, the NFL’s sixth-lowest total. Defensively, a young unit moved in the right direction, surrendering only 90.6 rushing yards per game, and ranking sixth in the NFL over the final 13 weeks of the season, allowing under 100 yards rushing in eight games, the fewest in a single season since 2013 (seven). DT Nick Fairley and DE Cameron Jordan both started every game up front for the Saints and combined for 14 sacks. Robertson, signed in the offseason, opened all 15 games he appeared in and posted a career-high and team-high 131 tackles. After missing the first seven games with

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a leg injury, Rankins posted four sacks in nine contests. Bell and Vaccaro combined for 178 stops and four takeaways on the back end. After a slow start to the 2015 campaign, a team that featured 17 players who had not appeared in a regular season contest prior to the season opener won three of their last four games and finished 7-9, making strides in all phases. A high powered, quick-striking offense held its place among the elite in the NFL as the Saints finished second in the NFL in total net yards per game (403.8) and first in net passing yards per game (310.6), third down conversion rate (47.7%) and first downs (381). While maintaining their explosive profile, the offense reduced their turnovers from 30 in 2014 to only 19 in 2015. Brees completed 428-of-627 passes (68.3%) for an NFL-best 4,870 yards, 32 touchdowns and a 101.0 passer rating. Cooks enjoyed a breakout campaign, leading the team with 84 receptions for 1,138 yards with nine touchdowns. Defensively, the Saints had six players with no prior NFL experience start games for the club in 2015 and the development showed towards the end of the season when they surrendered under 20 points in two of their final four contests. Of the club’s 21 defensive takeaways, nine were by players in their first year. Jordan reached double digit sacks for the second time in his career and represented the Saints at the Pro Bowl. An opportunistic special teams unit scored two touchdowns, their highest total since 2008 and tied for the group’s most since Payton took over in 2006. They also scored the first defensive two-point conversion since the NFL rules change was instituted in 2015, blocked three kicks and booted two game-winning field goals. The 2014 Saints finished 7-9, but rebounded from a 2-4 start to win three games against playoff teams down the stretch and captured their last four contests away from home to finish at least .500 on the road for the first time since 2011, ending the campaign half a game out of first place in the NFC South. New Orleans finished first in the NFL in net yards per game (411.4), third down efficiency (48.3%), first downs (395) and opponent punt return average (4.1). Four Saints (Brees, G Jahri Evans, TE Jimmy Graham and RB Mark Ingram II) were selected to the Pro Bowl. Brees tied for first in the NFL in passing yardage (4,952). In 2013, Payton guided the Saints back to


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STAFF - Head Coach the postseason with an 11-5 mark, finishing 8-0 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the second time in three seasons. Ranking fourth in the NFL both on offense (399.4 ypg.) and defense (305.7 ypg.), New Orleans was one of the league’s most balanced clubs as they were the only team to rank in the top five in both categories. The defensive improvement of 134.4 net yards per game from 2012 was the biggest by a club since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In opponent points per game, after surrendering 28.4 in 2012, the Saints gave up only 19.0 in 2013 as they improved in the league rankings from 31st to fourth. After reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons, Payton led New Orleans to the franchise’s first road postseason victory with a 26-24 win at Philadelphia in the Wild Card round. Five players (Brees, Evans, Graham, G Ben Grubbs and DE Cameron Jordan) were selected to the Pro Bowl. In 2011, the Saints went to the playoffs for the third consecutive season and captured their third NFC South title with a 13-3 record, tying a club record for regular season victories first set in 2009. It was the first time that the club has had at least 11 wins in three straight campaigns. Taking advantage of the MercedesBenz Superdome’s environment, the Saints posted an undefeated 8-0 record at their home stadium for the first time. With five road victories, the Saints also enjoyed another first in posting winning records at visiting stadiums in three consecutive seasons. In fact, three of the top six road campaigns in team history (7-1 in 2009, 6-2 in both 2006 and 2010) have come under Payton. His regular season road winning percentage (.538) is tops in club history. Payton oversaw a record-setting year on offense for the Saints in 2011, as New Orleans set an NFL single-season mark with 7,474 net yards, while also posting a team-record 547 points, then the fourth-highest total alltime. Brees set NFL single-season records for completions (468) and completion percentage (71.2%) and what was then a mark for yardage (5,476). The team set NFL records for total net yards (7,474), completions (472), completion percentage (71.3%), third down conversion rate (56.7%) and fewest fumbles (6), while also setting what were then league marks for net passing yards (5,347) and first downs (416). A reconfigured offensive line with three new starters surrendered only 24 sacks, tied for the second-lowest total in the league. Five players represented the team at the Pro Bowl. In 2010, Payton led the Saints to their second straight postseason appearance with an 11-5 record. New Orleans converted an NFL-best 48.8% of their third down attempts and ranked sixth in the NFL in total yards (372.5 ypg.). In addition, the team finished third in passing (277.6 ypg.). The Saints finished fifth in the NFL

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with 351 first downs, the third-highest total in club history. New Orleans’ offensive line gave up only 26 sacks, which was the NFL’s fifth-lowest total. Five Saints were Pro Bowl selections. Defensively, the team took a big step forward, making the jump from the 25th ranked total defense in 2009 to fourth overall (306.3 ypg.) in 2010. It marked the first time since 1997 that they ranked among the league’s top five. Most significant was a jump in pass defense, moving from 26th (235.6 ypg.) in 2009 to fourth (193.9 ypg.) in 2010. The club moved up from 20th to seventh (19.2 ppg) in opponent points per game. The defense also significantly improved their opponent third down conversion ranking from 14th (38.0%) to fifth (34.5%). In 2009, en route to the Super Bowl XLIV title, Payton guided the Saints to the team’s second NFC South title in four seasons with a 13-3 record. Along the way the Saints set a franchise-record for most regular season wins in a season (13). Their 16 overall victories were the most in the club’s history. The Saints also

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posted the franchise’s longest winning streak and best start when they won their first 13 contests. Payton once again was named as the top head coach in the NFL by numerous media outlets and recognized football chapters. The Saints finished as the NFL’s top-ranked offense (sixth in rushing and fourth in passing) for the second straight year. An opportunistic defense recorded 26 interceptions with an NFL-leading five returned for touchdowns. New Orleans also ranked second in the league in opponent red zone touchdown percentage (39.3%). The Saints set what were then team records in scoring (510) and touchdowns (64) and battled through the postseason with victories over Arizona (NFC Divisional Playoff) and Minnesota (NFC Championship) en route to Super Bowl XLIV. A club-record seven players were named to the Pro Bowl. In 2008, the Saints ranked first overall in the NFL in offense and set what were then team records for total yards (6,571), net passing yards (4,977) and first downs (354), also tying


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what was then a team record for single-game scoring in a 51-29 win over Green Bay. In 2007, the Saints endured injuries and a slow start, but put together a fourgame winning streak to get back into playoff contention. New Orleans finished fourth in the NFL in total offense while also holding nine opponents to 17 points or less. Payton scrapped the traditional timetable for rebuilding an NFL club in 2006. In his opening season as a head coach, the Saints jumped out to a 3-0 record - a first in team history, equaling the team’s win total from the previous year – and clinched the NFC South title before the regular season finale. New Orleans led the NFL in total offense, went to the postseason for the first time since 2000 and advanced to the NFC Championship for the first time. When the 2006 season came to a close, Payton was voted the Coach of the Year by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly/ Pro Football Writers of America, The Sporting News and the Maxwell Club. He and his staff coached the NFC squad in the Pro Bowl. Payton was hired as the 14th head coach

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in Saints history on Jan. 18, 2006 after serving as a member of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff from 2003-05 under 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Bill Parcells. Prior to his final season with the Cowboys, Payton was promoted to assistant head coach/passing game coordinator and was responsible for the team’s play-calling after serving as assistant head coach/quarterbacks from 2003-04. In 2005, the Cowboys tied for second in the NFC with 318 first downs. When he arrived, Dallas had ranked 31st in passing the previous year but immediately improved to 17th. Payton went to Dallas following four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002), the last three as offensive coordinator after spending his first season as quarterbacks coach. He solidified his reputation as one of the game’s brightest offensive minds in his first season as offensive coordinator, when the Giants captured the NFC title and went to Super Bowl XXXV. New York scored 328 points – the club’s highest total since 1990 - and finished 13th in the NFL in total offense. Payton was first assigned play-calling duties prior to a game against the New York Jets on

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Dec. 5, 1999. The Giants responded with 41 points and 490 yards - both season highs - and he retained that assignment over the final five games. Appointed the offensive coordinator the following season, over the next three years the Giants passing attack continually improved, ranking 13th in the NFL in 2000, tied for eighth in 2001 and sixth in 2002. In 2002 the Giants also finished sixth overall in total offense, the team’s highest ranking since 1985. In the previous decade, New York hadn’t ranked above 20th. Prior to joining the Giants, he spent 1997 and 1998 as Philadelphia’s quarterbacks coach. In 1997, the Eagles ranked second in passing and third in total offense in the NFC. Payton has had particular success tutoring quarterbacks. Brees has thrived since arriving in New Orleans, as he holds or has tied a total of 26 club career, single-season and singlegame records, nine of them NFL marks. Since signing with the Saints, Brees has completed 4,711 of 6,949 attempts (67.8%) for 53,493 yards with 385 touchdowns and a 99.3 rating. He has led the NFL in passing yardage a league-record seven times and has been selected to nine Pro Bowls in a Saints uniform. Since his first year as a play-caller in 2000, every passer under Payton’s guidance has thrown for over 3,000 yards. In addition to Brees since 2006, the three starting quarterbacks he worked with in Dallas - Drew Bledsoe in 2005, Vinny Testaverde in 2004 and Quincy Carter in 2003 - all surpassed the milestone. While in New York, Giants QB Kerry Collins had 4,073 yards in 2002. Payton wrapped two coaching stints at San Diego State University (1988-89 and 199293) around a stop at Indiana State (1990-91). During his second stretch with the Aztecs, Payton was running backs coach, working with Heisman Trophy runner-up Marshall Faulk before becoming quarterbacks coach. Following the 1993 season, Payton moved to Miami (Ohio) (1994-95) where he was quarterbacks coach. He spent 1996 as quarterbacks coach at Illinois before entering the NFL with Philadelphia. Payton earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at Eastern Illinois, where as a quarterback he had 10,665 passing yards, then the third-highest total in NCAA Division I-AA history. The three-time AP All-American selection had professional stints with Chicago of the Arena Football League, Ottawa of the Canadian Football League and the Chicago Bears in 1987. Payton was inducted into the Eastern Illinois Hall of Fame in September of 2000 and had his jersey retired in a ceremony in September of 2010. He received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater in 2013. Payton was born Dec. 29, 1963 in San Mateo, Calif., and raised in Naperville, Ill., Payton has a daughter, Meghan and a son, Connor.


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STAFF - EXECUTIVE Dennis Lauscha - President Dennis Lauscha, who was named president of the Saints in 2012, oversees the club’s financial operations, government affairs, its marketing, ticket and suite sales, legal, stadium, community affairs, human resources, information technology, business intelligence and facilities departments. He has also served as president of the New Orleans Pelicans since 2012. He is a representative for both clubs at NFL and NBA Owner’s Meetings. With his 2012 promotion with both clubs capping a steady rise through the executive ranks of the Saints, Lauscha first joined the club as treasurer in 1998 and later earned the additional titles of vice president, senior vice president and executive vice president. In addition to his duties with the Saints and Pelicans, the New Orleans native maintains multiple roles within other holdings of Tom and Gayle Benson, overseeing the management of their automotive dealer-

ships, Zelia LLC., GMB Racing and Dixie Beer. Lauscha had a key role in negotiations for lease extensions and facility upgrade agreements with the state of Louisiana to enhance the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, the respective homes of the Saints and Pelicans. Both clubs are tethered to these continually upgraded facilities long-term, with Lauscha also playing a key role in brokering naming rights agreements with Mercedes-Benz and Smoothie King. Lauscha has also played a key role in upgrading the practice facilities for the clubs at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. The New Orleans native and Jesuit High School product graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He has also received a Master’s of Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Mickey Loomis - Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis has been an integral part of the New Orleans Saints front office since 2000 and was promoted to General Manager in 2002. He took on the additional title of executive vice president later that year and is responsible for the club’s entire football operations. Loomis enters his 16th year in his current position and 18th with the Saints, is a veteran of 33 years in the NFL and during his time in New Orleans has been honored with the most prestigious awards presented to a league executive. The most satisfying achievement of Loomis’ career has come in helping mold a roster that has produced many of the franchise’s finest moments since 2006, including the Super Bowl XLIV championship. Loomis was a near-unanimous selection as the 2006 National Football League Executive of the Year, after being the key figure in the hiring of Head Coach Sean Payton, the signing

Greg Bensel Senior Vice President of Communications

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Ben Hales Senior Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

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Ed Lang Senior Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer

of quarterback Drew Brees and essentially rebuilding a team that would advance to the NFC Championship. Loomis has continued to build on that success, as the team has posted a 107-79 record since 2006, highlighted by five postseason appearances, three division titles and the Super Bowl XLIV Championship. He also oversees the basketball operations of the New Orleans Pelicans. Before arriving in New Orleans, Loomis spent 15 years with the Seattle Seahawks, including as executive vice president from 199298. He joined the Seahawks in October, 1983, was promoted to vice president/finance in 1990 and to Executive Vice President in 1992. A native of Eugene, Ore., Loomis has a degree in accounting from the University of Oregon and a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Wichita State University.

Vicky Neumeyer Senior Vice President/ General Counsel

Michael Stanfield Senior Vice President of Sales


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STAFF - Coaching Dennis Allen – Defensive Coordinator Back in New Orleans after four years away, 2017 marks Dennis Allen’s second full season as the team’s defensive coordinator and his eighth campaign with the club. In 2016, Allen molded a young defensive unit into a run-stopping force, surrendering only 90.6 rushing yards per game to rank sixth in the NFL over the final 13 games of the season. With Allen’s guidance, DE Cameron Jordan led the team with 7.5 sacks. LB Craig Robertson was on the field for nearly every defensive snap and exploded for a team-high and career-high 131 tackles, one sack, one interception, five passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. Missing the first seven games of his rookie season due to a leg injury, 2016 first-round draft pick DT Sheldon Rankins still posted

26 tackles (17 solo), four sacks and one forced fumble over nine games played. In the secondary, the safety trio of Vonn Bell, Jairus Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro combined for 274 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions, 13 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. A native of Hurst, Texas, Allen earned four letters for Texas A&M as a safety from 1992-95 and started the final 21 games of his career. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1992-95. COACHING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1996-1999; Tulsa, 2000-01; Atlanta Falcons, 2002-05; New Orleans Saints, 2006-10, Denver Broncos, 2011, Oakland Raiders (Head Coach), 2012-14, New Orleans Saints 2015-.

Bradford Banta – Special Teams Coordinator Bradford Banta becomes the New Orleans Saints’ special teams coordinator in 2017, his 10th season as an NFL assistant after an 11-year career in the league as a tight end/long snapper. In 2016, Banta was the assistant special teams coach for the Washington Redskins. That season, Washington ranked fourth in the NFL in punt return average, while K Dustin Hopkins ranked third among kickers in scoring. A fourth-round pick (106th overall) by the Colts in 1994 out of Southern California, the Baton Rouge native and former University High School standout spent six

seasons in Indianapolis and established himself as one of the league’s best long snappers. He joined the New York Jets for the 2000 campaign, before playing three seasons with the Lions from 2001-03. He finished his 11-year playing career with Buffalo in 2004. PLAYING CAREER: Southern California, 1989-93; Indianapolis Colts, 1994-99; New York Jets, 2000; Detroit Lions, 2001-03; Buffalo Bills, 2004. COACHING CAREER: Tennessee-Chattanooga, 2007; Detroit Lions, 2008-13; Washington Redskins, 2014-16; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Joseph Brady – Offensive Assistant Joseph Brady, a four-year coaching veteran, joins the New Orleans Saints in 2017 and will assist the team’s offensive staff in all aspects of game preparation. Brady comes to New Orleans after serving as a graduate assistant at Penn State from 2015-16. He previously served as a defensive assistant at William & Mary, his alma mater, from 2013-14, where he worked with the linebackers.

Brady was a wide receiver for the Tribe from 200912, after transferring from the Air Force Academy, garnering academic All-Conference distinction in 2011 and 2012. PLAYING CAREER: William & Mary, 2009-12 COACHING CAREER: William & Mary, 2013-14; Penn State, 2015-16; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Charles Byrd – Assistant Strength & Conditioning After serving as an assistant his first two seasons, Charles Byrd was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2010. His responsibilities consist of assisting Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Dalrymple in implementing the team’s year-round program. Byrd is in his 12th season as a coach and 10th in the NFL after stints on the offseason and training camp rosters of the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and New York Giants from 2005-06 as a defensive back, while also playing for the Arena Football League’s Las Vegas

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Gladiators in 2006. He started as a strength and conditioning intern at Miami University (Ohio) in 2006, becoming a graduate assistant in his final year with the Redhawks before coming to New Orleans. Byrd graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor’s degree in university studies, where he played in the secondary and as a kickoff returner from 2001-04. PLAYING CAREER: Morehead State, 2001-04; Las Vegas Gladiators (Arena Football League), 2006 COACHING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 200607; New Orleans Saints, 2008-.


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STAFF - Coaching Dan Campbell – Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Dan Campbell enters his second season as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant head coach/tight ends, bringing 18 years of NFL experience, 11 as a player with four teams and seven as a coach. He joined the Saints in 2016 after spending six seasons on the Miami Dolphins, 2010-2015 (Head Coach last 12 games of 2015), including serving as the club’s interim head coach for the final 12 contests in 2015. In 2016, Campbell juggled several injuries at the position with Michael Hoomanawanui missing the entire season and Josh Hill missing seven contests. Despite the setbacks, the New Orleans tight ends group still played a key role in an offense that ranked first in the NFL with 426.0 total net yards per game and second in scoring with 29.3 points per game. Coby Fleener, in his first

season with New Orleans, appeared in 16 games with eight starts, catching 50 passes for 631 yards (12.6 avg.) with three touchdowns, while adding one rush for two yards and one TD. A third round selection (79th overall) of the New York Giants in the 1999 NFL draft, Campbell appeared in a total of 114 games and caught 91 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns as a tight end. The Clifton, Texas native attended Texas A&M where he was a four-year letterwinner. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1995-98; New York Giants, 1999-2002; Dallas Cowboys, 2003-05; Detroit Lions, 2006-08; New Orleans Saints, 2009. COACHING CAREER: Miami Dolphins, 2010-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Pete Carmichael – Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael is in his ninth season as the Saints’ offensive coordinator, guiding an attack that has been ranked first in the NFL in yardage in six of the last 11 seasons and in the top six each campaign. During Carmichael’s tenure on the New Orleans coaching staff, the club’s 11-year streak of finishing in the top 10 in offense is the third-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In 2016, the Saints offense ranked first in the NFL, with the club also finishing first in passing offense, third down efficiency, first downs and yards after catch. The club posted the third-highest scoring season in club history, ranking second in the NFL (29.3 ppg).

The team’s 6,816 total yards gained on the season was the seventh-highest total in league history. Born Oct. 6, 1971 in Framingham, Mass., Carmichael attended Medway (Mass.) High School where he played football and baseball. He went on to a collegiate career in baseball and was a four-year letterman at Boston College. He graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1994. COACHING CAREER: New Hampshire, 1994; Louisiana Tech, 1995-99; Cleveland Browns, 2000; Washington Redskins, 2001; San Diego Chargers, 2002-05; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.

Ronald Curry – Assistant Wide Receivers Ronald Curry enters his second season with the New Orleans Saints and first in his current position where he will work with Curtis Johnson in tutoring the club’s wideouts. Entering his 12th season in the NFL overall, Curry spent 2013-15 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff and also enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a wideout for the Oakland Raiders. In his three years with the 49ers, Curry served as wide receivers coach in 2015 and as an offensive assistant working from 2013-14. Curry was originally selected in the seventh round (235th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played

in 76 career games with 32 starts and registered 193 receptions for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns. A four-year starter at the University of North Carolina (1998-2001), where he played quarterback, Curry left Chapel Hill with school records of 4,987 passing yards and 6,236 yards of total offense in his career. PLAYING CAREER: North Carolina, 1998-2001; Oakland Raiders, 2002-08. COACHING CAREER: Mooresville Christian Academy (Head Coach), 2010-12; San Francisco 49ers, 2013-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Dan Dalrymple – Head Strength & Conditioning Dan Dalrymple has been a key member of the Saints since arriving in 2006. His responsibilities and influence in the weight room and on the field remain constant throughout the entire year. The efforts of Dalrymple and his staff have played a key role in the club’s success. His routines, focused on building and maintaining strength and stamina while minimizing injuries, have paid dividends. Since 2006, New Orleans has put together 12 winning streaks of three games or more. 17 players have been selected to the Pro Bowl during his tenure, 12 for the first time in their careers.

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Prior to joining the Saints, Dalrymple spent the previous 17 seasons in a similar capacity at Miami University (Ohio), including the last 16 as director of athletic conditioning, a program he built from its foundation. He was promoted with the additional title of assistant athletic director in 2003. A 1988 graduate of Miami, Dalrymple was a four-year starter (1983-86) as an offensive lineman and was a first-team All-MAC selection his final two seasons, also earning honorable mention All-America accolades. PLAYING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 1983-86. COACHING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 19872005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.


STAFF - Coaching Peter Giunta – Senior Defensive Assistant Peter Giunta enters his second season as a Saints senior defensive assistant. He’s a 38-year coaching veteran, including 26 years of NFL experience with three Super Bowl Championships. In his first season in New Orleans, Giunta developed a young secondary and built a solid foundation for the defense’s back end. Due to injuries to CBs Delvin Breaux and P.J. Williams, Sterling Moore and B.W. Webb, who were signed at the start of the regular season, enjoyed productive seasons. Moore posted 55 tackles, two interceptions, a team-leading 14 passes defensed and one forced fumble and Webb tallied 30 tackles, one pick and 13 passes defensed. He also brought along rookie DBs in S Vonn Bell

and CBs Ken Crawley and De’Vante Harris. Bell led the secondary with 98 tackles. S Kenny Vaccaro filled up the stat sheet with 80 stops, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Giunta had a four-year playing career as a DB and RB at Northeastern (1974-77). PLAYING CAREER: Northeastern, 1974-77. COACHING CAREER: Swampscott (Mass.) High School, 1978-80; Penn State, 1981-83; Brown, 1984-87; Lehigh, 1988-90; Philadelphia Eagles, 1991-94; New York Jets, 1995-96; St. Louis Rams, 1997-2000; Kansas City Chiefs, 2001-05; New York Giants 2006-14; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Aaron Glenn – Secondary Glenn brings 20 years of playing, front office and coaching experience to the Saints staff in his second season as an assistant in New Orleans. In 2016, Glenn tutored a defensive backfield that featured 10 different players who started a game and 11 different starting lineup combinations. Due to injuries to initial starting CBs Delvin Breaux and P.J. Williams, newcomers Sterling Moore and B.W. Webb, who were signed after the preseason enjoyed the most productive seasons of their career. Moore posted 55 tackles, two interceptions, a team-leading 14 passes defensed and a forced fumble. Webb tallied 30 tackles (25 solo), an interception and 13 passes defensed. He also brought along a trio of rookies in S Vonn Bell, who led the secondary and finished second on the team with 98 tackles and CBs Ken Crawley and De’Vante Harris.

A first-round pick (12th overall) by the Jets in 1994 out of Texas A&M where he was a two-time All-American, Glenn started 176 of his 205 career games during his tenure with New York (1994-2001), Houston (2002-04), Dallas (200506), Jacksonville (2007) and New Orleans (2008). A threetime Pro Bowler, he recorded 661 career tackles, 41 interceptions and 167 passes defensed. Glenn scored eight career touchdowns on interceptions and special teams returns. PLAYING CAREER: Navarro (Texas) JC, 1990-91; Texas A&M, 1992-93; New York Jets, 1994-2001, Houston Texans, 2002-04; Dallas Cowboys, 2005-06; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2007; New Orleans Saints 2008. COACHING CAREER: Cleveland Browns, 201415; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Michael Hodges – Defensive Assistant Michael Hodges, a five-year coaching veteran, joins the Saints in 2017 and will assist the team’s defensive staff in all aspects of game preparation. Hodges comes to New Orleans after serving on the coaching staff at Eastern Illinois University from 2014-16. From 2014-15, he tutored the linebackers. In 2016, he was elevated to co-defensive coordinator, while also coaching the team’s safeties. Hodges came to EIU after serving two seasons as a defensive graduate assistant coach at Fresno State, where he

coached the inside linebackers and assisted with film breakdown, scouting and game preparation. Hodges played linebacker at Texas A&M where he earned second team All-Big 12 honors as a senior when he led the Aggies in tackles and honorable mention as a junior after beginning his career as a walk on. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 2008-11. COACHING CAREER: Fresno State, 2012-13; Eastern Illinois, 2014-16; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Curtis Johnson – Senior Offensive Assistant/Wide Receivers Coach Johnson returns to tutor the Saints receiver corps after having spent 2016 as wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears. This will mark Johnson’s second stint on the New Orleans coaching staff, as he mentored Saints wideouts from 2006-11. Johnson brings with him 33 years coaching experience, including four as head coach at Tulane (2012-15) and 29 seasons in all as a wide receivers coach in the NFL, college and high school. During Johnson’s first stint with the Saints he helped the wideouts become part of a passing offense that led the NFL in gross passing yards, completion percentage and passing touchdowns. The Saints made four

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playoff appearances, won three division titles and won Super Bowl XLIV while Johnson was with the team. Johnson attended Idaho and graduated with a degree in Physical Education in 1985. He was born in New Orleans and is a graduate of St. Charles High School. PLAYING CAREER: Idaho, 1980-83. COACHING CAREER: Lewiston (Idaho) High School, 198486; Idaho, 1987-88; San Diego State, 1989-93; SMU, 1994; California, 1995; Miami (Fla.), 1996-2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-11; Tulane (Head Coach), 201215; Chicago Bears, 2016; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.


STAFF - Coaching Joe Lombardi - Quarterbacks Joe Lombardi enters his ninth season as a member of the Saints coaching staff in 2017, now in his second stint in New Orleans after coaching with the club from 2007-13. This is his seventh campaign tutoring the quarterbacks. Lombardi guided Drew Brees to an astounding 2016 performance, as the renowned QB padded his sterling resume by throwing for over 5,000 yards (5,208) for the fifth time in his career – no other player has accomplished the same feat more than once. Brees also set an NFL single-season record for completions (471) and led or tied for the league lead in passing yardage for an NFLrecord seventh time, earning a Pro Bowl berth. In addition to the league-leading completions and yardage totals,

he ranked second in completion percentage (70.0%), third in touchdown passes (37) and fifth in passer rating (101.7) and third-down passer rating (107.9). Lombardi – the grandson of legendary coach Vince Lombardi – is a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned three letters as a tight end and one in lacrosse. PLAYING CAREER: Air Force, 1991-94. COACHING CAREER: Dayton, 1996-98; Virginia Military Institute, 1999; Bucknell University,2000; New York/New Jersey Hitmen (XFL), 2001; Mercyhurst College, 200205; Atlanta Falcons, 2006; New Orleans Saints, 2007-13; Detroit Lions, 2014-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Ryan Nielsen – Defensive Line Ryan Nielsen will tutor the Saints defensive line in his first campaign as a NFL assistant after a 14-year tenure in college coaching. From 2013-2016, he was the defensive line/recruiting coordinator/run game coordinator at North Carolina State. 2016 saw the Wolfpack rank eighth in the FBS in rush defense and lead the ACC, allowing just 108.6 rushing yards per game — the school’s best mark since 2004. A Broyles Award candidate in 2015, given annually to college football’s top assistant coach, Nielsen earned this recognition tutoring a Wolfpack defensive line that was part of a defense that ranked 29th in the FBS. Nielsen, a Simi Valley, Calif. native who started 30

games at DT at USC from 1998-2001, finished his college career with 107 career tackles and was voted the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1999. He graduated with a degree in public policy in 2002 and went to training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for the Arena Football League’s Los Angeles Avengers in 2004. PLAYING CAREER: Southern California, 1997-01; Los Angeles Avengers (Arena Football League), 2004. COACHING CAREER: Southern California, 2002, Idaho, 2004; Mississippi, 2005-07; Central Connecticut State, 2008-09; Tennessee-Martin, 2010; Northern Illinois, 2011-12; North Carolina State, 2013-16; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Mike Nolan – Linebackers Mike Nolan, an NFL stalwart, enters his first season with the Saints as linebackers coach. A 35-year coaching veteran, Nolan will be entering his 30th year coaching in the NFL, including four seasons as a head coach (San Francisco, 2005-08) and 17 campaigns as a defensive coordinator. The son of 11-year NFL head coaching veteran Dick Nolan who guided the Saints from 1978-80, Mike Nolan served as linebackers coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2015 and garnered impressive performances from a trio of young players at his position group. 2013 Second-round draft pick Manti Te’o led the team with 107 tackles, while rookie Denzel Perryman ranked second on the club with 95 stops, despite starting only nine contests. On the outside, Melvin Ingram led the team and tied for 12th in the NFL with 10.5 sacks.

Nolan was a three-year starter at safety at Oregon, after initially enrolling and joining the team as a walk-on. After beginning his coaching career at his alma mater in 1981, he then tutored linebackers and defensive backs at Stanford (198283) and Rice (1984-85), before coaching linebackers at LSU in 1986 prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks with Denver. PLAYING CAREER: Oregon, 1978-80 COACHING CAREER: Oregon, 1981; Stanford, 1982-83; Rice, 1984-85; LSU, 1986; Denver Broncos, 1987-92; N.Y. Giants, 1993-96; Washington Redskins, 1997-99; N.Y. Jets, 2000; Baltimore Ravens, 2001-04; San Francisco 49ers (Head Coach), 2005-08; Denver Broncos, 2009; Miami Dolphins, 2010-11; Atlanta Falcons, 2012-14; San Diego Chargers, 2015; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Brendan Nugent – Assistant Offensive Line Brendan Nugent, a 12-year coaching veteran, joined the Saints in 2015 and assists the team’s offensive staff in all aspects of game preparation, while also working closely with Dan Roushar in tutoring the offensive line. Prior to coming to New Orleans, Nugent served as an offensive quality control coach with the Chicago Bears from 2013-14, after serving as the CFL’s Monteal Alouettes as a special teams assistant and offensive quality control coach in 2012. Nugent spent the previous five seasons (2007-11) at William & Mary coaching several offensive positions. He started in the college coaching ranks in

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2005 at the University of Iowa as an offensive assistant. Nugent received his first coaching job at his alma mater Archbishop Stepinac High School in his hometown of White Plains, N.Y., overseeing the linebackers in 2004. He played linebacker for three seasons at The Catholic University of America. PLAYING CAREER: Catholic University of America, 2001-03. COACHING CAREER: Iowa, 2005-06; William & Mary, 2007-11; Montreal Alouettes (CFL), 2012; Chicago Bears, 2013-14; New Orleans Saints, 2015-.


STAFF - Coaching Kevin O’Dea - Assistant Special Teams Coach Kevin O’Dea returns for his second year assisting the Saints special teams units, his 31st year coaching and 23rd in the NFL. From 2014-2015, he was the special teams coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2015, he tutored a unit that ranked fourth across the NFL in punt coverage (5.2 avg.). Additionally, the Buccaneers averaged 9.9 yards per punt return, ninth in the NFL. In 2014, O’Dea oversaw a punt coverage group that allowed only 5.8 yards per punt return, second-lowest in the NFL, while forcing 26 fair catches, fifth-most. A native of Williamsport, Pa., O’Dea spent four years in the Coast Guard (1979-83) before

enrolling in Lock Haven, where he earned a fitness management degree and later obtained a master’s degree in education from Virginia. PLAYING CAREER: Lock Haven, 1984-85. COACHING CAREER: Lock Haven, 1986; Cornell, 1987; Virginia, 1989-90; Penn State, 1993; San Diego Chargers, 1994-95; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19962001; Detroit Lions, 2002-03; Arizona Cardinals, 2004-05; Chicago Bears, 2006-07; New York Jets, 2008-09; Hartford Colonials (UFL), 2010; Chicago Bears, 2011-12; Kansas City Chiefs, 2013; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2014-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Kevin Petry – Coaching Assistant Kevin Petry enters his first season as a coaching assistant. He is responsible for assisting Head Coach Sean Payton in organizing football operations for the club. Petry is responsible for coordinating the Saints’ meeting and practice schedules and football calendar and orchestration of team and staff events as well as providing administrative assistance to the coaching and operations staff.

This will be Petry’s sixth year as a member of the Saints organization. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he served as a video assistant. From 2012-14 Petry was a member of the team’s equipment department. The Covington native who prepped at St. Paul’s High School, graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in sports administration in 2013. Coaching Career: New Orleans Saints, 2017-.

Dan Roushar – Offensive Line A 32-year coaching veteran, including two stints as an offensive coordinator, Dan Roushar enters his second season as offensive line coach in his fifth season with the Saints after tutoring running backs and tight ends from 2013-15. In 2016 under Roushar, the line helped the offense finish first in the NFL in net yards per game and second in points per game. The O-line finished tied for sixth in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed. Drew Brees set an NFL single season record in completions (471) and led the NFL in passing yardage (5,208). The offensive line also paved the way for RB Mark Ingram to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career.

Roushar came to New Orleans following a six-year stint at Michigan State, the final two as offensive coordinator/tight ends coach. Prior to his promotion, Roushar served four seasons as the Spartans’ offensive line coach. Roushar was a two-year letterman as a quarterback at Northern Illinois. PLAYING CAREER: Northern Illinois, 1982-83. COACHING CAREER: Northern Illinois, 1984; Butler, 1986-92; Rhode Island, 1993; Ball State, 1994; Illinois, 1995-96; Northern Illinois, 1997-2002; Illinois, 2003-04; Cincinnati, 2005-06; Michigan State, 2007-12; New Orleans Saints, 2013-.

Deuce Schwartz – Coaching Assistant Deuce Schwartz enters his first season as a coaching assistant with the New Orleans Saints. Assisting the Saints coaching staff, he will specifically work with Special Teams Coordinator Bradford Banta and Assistant Special Teams coach Kevin O’Dea in all aspects of the kicking game. Schwartz comes to New Orleans after serving in the same position with the Buffalo Bills from 2015-16, working with the defense.

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The Suffern, New York native played quarterback at Union College, from where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. PLAYING CAREER: Union, 2012. COACHING CAREER: Buffalo Bills, 20152016; New Orleans Saints, 2017-.


STAFF - Coaching Joel Thomas – Running Backs Joel Thomas enters his third season as the Saints running backs coach after 15 years of coaching in the college ranks. Thomas guided Mark Ingram II to the best season of his career in 2016, as the bruising runner became the first Saint to record 1,000 rushing yards in a single season since Deuce McAllister (1,057) in 2006. Ingram muscled his way to 1,043 yards on 205 attempts (5.1 avg.) with six touchdowns on the ground, while also catching passes out of the backfield for 319 yards and four touchdowns more; his 10 touchdowns were a career-best. Thomas also tutored Tim Hightower, who ran for 548 yards – his most since 2010 – and caught for 200 yards – his most since 2009.

Thomas lettered at running back at Idaho from 1993-98, was a two-time, first-team All-Big West selection and conference Player of the Year as a senior and still holds Vandals career records with 3,929 rushing yards, 51 rushing touchdowns and 765 rush attempts. He was inducted into the University of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned his bachelor’s degree in public communications in 1998. PLAYING CAREER: Idaho, 1993-98. COACHING CAREER: Purdue, 2000-01; Louisville, 200203; Idaho, 2004-05; Purdue, 2006-08; Washington, 2009-12; Arkansas, 2013-14; New Orleans Saints, 2015-.

Leigh Torrence – Defensive Assistant After serving as a coaching intern in 2015 training camp and the entire 2016 season, Torrence will assist the Saints defensive staff in 2017, as well as working with the secondary. In 2012, Torrence concluded a seven-year NFL career, where he played in 73 games and recorded 94 defensive tackles (68 solo), 66 special teams stops, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. He played in New Orleans for the last three-and-ahalf seasons of his career, playing in 38 games and recording 51 stops (38 solo), 2.5 sacks, two picks, nine passes defensed and 32 special teams stops.

Torrence played at Stanford from 2001-04, where he was a four-year letterman in football and two yearletterman in track, totaling 11 career interceptions. Prior to joining the NFL coaching ranks, Torrence served in an administrative role and as an assistant coach at his high school alma mater, the Marist School in Atlanta. PLAYING CAREER: Stanford, 2001-04; Atlanta Falcons, 2005; Washington Redskins, 200608; New Orleans Saints, 2008-11. COACHING CAREER: The Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.), 2014-2015; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.

Rob Wenning – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Rob Wenning enters his eighth season as a member of the club’s strength and conditioning staff. He and Charles Byrd will help Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Dalrymple in the implementation of the club’s strength and conditioning program Wenning came to the Saints after serving as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at LSU from 2008-10 where he completed his master’s degree in sports management. During his assistantship in Baton Rouge, he served as the primary strength coach for the swimming and diving and men’s tennis teams

while assisting with the football and baseball strength programs. Prior to enrolling at LSU, the Coldwater, Ohio native served a football strength and conditioning internship at Ohio State University from 2007-08. Wenning played on both the offensive line and at tight end at the University of Findlay (Ohio) from 2003-06, where he received a bachelor’s degree in strength and conditioning. PLAYING CAREER: University of Findlay, 2003-06. COACHING CAREER: Ohio State, 2007-08; Louisiana State, 2008-10; New Orleans Saints, 2010-.

Brian Young – Pass Rush Specialist Brian Young enters his second season as the club’s pass rush specialist, and his ninth season as a valued member of the New Orleans coaching staff. Young assisted in the development of rookie DTs Sheldon Rankins and David Onyemata. Despite not making his debut until midseason due to a fibula injury, Rankins finished tied for third on the club with four sacks and added a forced fumble. Onyemata appeared in all 16 games and posted 32 stops. Young first joined the Saints coaching staff

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in 2009 after concluding a nine-year NFL playing career, during which he posted 22.5 sacks and eight fumble recoveries. From 2004-08, he served as a valuable member of the Saints interior defensive line rotation, starting 58-of-64 contests. Young played at Texas-El Paso from 1996-99. PLAYING CAREER: Texas El-Paso, 1996-99; St. Louis Rams, 2000-03; New Orleans Saints, 2004-08. COACHING CAREER: New Orleans Saints, 2009-.


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STAFF - Player Personnel

Jeff Ireland Assistant General Manager/ College Scouting Director

Terry Fontenot Director of Pro Scouting

Khai Harley Vice President of Football Administration

Ryan Powell Pro Scout

Michael Parenton Pro Scout

Marcus Ungaro Pro Scout

Mike Baugh National Scout

Steve Malin National Scout

Terry Wooden National Scout

Cody Rager Area Scout

Jon Sandusky Area Scout

Casey Talley Area Scout

Joey Vitt Jr. Area Scout

C.J. Leak Combine Scout

Paul Zimmer College Scouting Coordinator

Justin Matthews Player Personnel/Analyst

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STAFF Directory EXECUTIVE Tom Benson .......................................................................................................Owner Gayle Benson......................................................................................Executive Officer Melissa Manwaring ...........................................................Executive Asst. to the Owner Melissa Hoadley ...............................................Executive Asst. to the Executive Officer Chris Peck.....................................................................Personal Security to Ownership FOOTBALL OPERATIONS Mickey Loomis ............................................ Executive Vice President/General Manager Khai Harley .................................................... Vice President of Football Administration James Nagaoka .......................................................................... Director of Operations Debbie Gallagher ........................................... Executive Asst. to EVP/General Manager Player Personnel Jeff Ireland.................................. Assistant General Manager/College Scouting Director Terry Fontenot ......................................................................... Director of Pro Scouting Ryan Powell ...................................................................................................Pro Scout Michael Parenton...........................................................................................Pro Scout Marcus Ungaro...............................................................................................Pro Scout Mike Baugh ........................................................................................... National Scout Steve Malin............................................................................................. National Scout Terry Wooden ........................................................................................ National Scout Cody Rager .................................................................................................. Area Scout Jon Sandusky............................................................................................... Area Scout Casey Talley ................................................................................................. Area Scout Joey Vitt Jr. .................................................................................................. Area Scout C.J. Leak .............................................................................................. Combine Scout Paul Zimmer .................................................................... College Scouting Coordinator Justin Matthews..................................................................... Player Personnel/Analyst Ryan Herman.....................................................................................................Analyst Ben Autin......................................................................................................Football IT Bailee Brown.................................................................................... Scouting Assistant Greg Castillo..................................................................................... Scouting Assistant Matt Phillips..................................................................................... Scouting Assistant Coaching Sean Payton...............................................................................................Head Coach Dennis Allen................................................................................ Defensive Coordinator Bradford Banta.....................................................................Special Teams Coordinator Joseph Brady ..................................................................................Offensive Assistant Charles Byrd ............................................................. Assistant Strength & Conditioning Dan Campbell............................................................Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Pete Carmichael ..........................................................................Offensive Coordinator Ronald Curry ......................................................................... Assistant Wide Receivers Dan Dalrymple ................................................................Head Strength & Conditioning Peter Giunta......................................................................... Senior Defensive Assistant Aaron Glenn ................................................................................................ Secondary Michael Hodges ..............................................................................Defensive Assistant Curtis Johnson............................................ Senior Offensive Assistant/Wide Receivers Joe Lombardi ........................................................................................... Quarterbacks Ryan Nielsen.......................................................................................... Defensive Line Mike Nolan ................................................................................................ Linebackers Brendan Nugent....................................................................... Assistant Offensive Line Kevin O’Dea..............................................................................Assistant Special Teams Kevin Petry...................................................................................... Coaching Assistant Dan Roushar........................................................................................... Offensive Line Deuce Schwartz.............................................................................. Coaching Assistant Joel Thomas ......................................................................................... Running Backs Leigh Torrence.................................................................................Defensive Assistant Rob Wenning............................................................. Assistant Strength & Conditioning Brian Young................................................................................... Pass Rush Specialist Equipment John Baumgartner .........................................................................Equipment Manager Corey Gaudet ..................................................................Assistant Equipment Manager Joel Gastright ............................................................................... Equipment Assistant Communications Greg Bensel .................................................. Senior Vice President of Communications Doug Miller............................................Executive Director of Football Communications Doug Tatum..............................................................Executive Director of Digital Media Justin Macione ................... Director of Football Communications/Publications Director Beth Blackburn....................................................Digital/Mobile Development Manager Evan Meyers............................................................ Football Communications Manager Layne Murdoch Jr................................................... Digital Media Video/Photo Manager Alex Restrepo..............................................................................Social Media Manager Jordy Spitale .......................... Football Communications/Legends Program Coordinator John DeShazier................................................. Senior Writer/Digital Media Contributor Sean Kelley............................................................................. Digital Media Contributor Ashley Amoss........................................................................................ Video Producer Brendan Hassett................................................................................... Video Producer Dan Simmons.............................................. Alumni/Legends Development Coordinator Michael C. Hebert ................................................................... Director of Photography Player Engagement Fred McAfee .................................................................. Director of Player Engagement Danny Lawless................................................................................ Director of Security Athletic Training Beau Lowery ......................................................................Director of Sports Medicine Scottie Patton............................................................................... Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Mangum .......................................................................Assistant Athletic Trainer Ben Stollberg ..........................................................................Assistant Athletic Trainer Jamie Meeks ...................................................................... Director of Sports Nutrition Medical Staff Dr. John Amoss ....................................................................................Team Physician Video Dave Desposito ....................................................................................... Video Director Joe Alley .................................................................................. Assistant Video Director Ben Martinez......................................................................................... Video Assistant Tim Youngblood..................................................................................... Video Assistant ADMINISTRATION Dennis Lauscha.............................................................................................. President Jeanne Brown .......................................................Executive Assistant to the President Marketing & Business Development Ben Hales ......................................... Senior VP of Marketing & Business Development Jessica Richardson........................................................Executive Director of Marketing Josh Richardson...................Executive Director of Live Programming and Broadcasting Stephen Pate ..................... Executive Director of Community and Governmental Affairs Ian Tigchelaar....................................Senior Director of Business/Marketing Operations Ashley Deaton................................................................ Senior Director of Saintsations Frank DePizzo ............................................................................ Director of Operations

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Jared Sampson ........................ Director of Gameday Entertainment and Special Events Elicia Broussard Sheridan ............................................... Director of Community Affairs Jason Trosclair .................................................................... Director of Youth Programs Keith Claverie .................................................................. Manager of Creative Services Chad Vincent...................................................................................... Graphic Designer Tyler Harbison................................................................................Operations Manager Max Fernandez.......................................................................... Operations Coordinator Jamie Moore ................................................................. Community Affairs Coordinator Jason Lapouble................................................................. Youth Programs Coordinator Chris Payton...................................................................... Youth Programs Coordinator Adam Fournier................................................................... Youth Programs Coordinator Sales Michael Stanfield ............................................................Senior Vice President of Sales Bryan Ross ................................................Executive Director of Ticket Sales & Service Matt Webb ............................................... Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships Rob Minter ....................................................................... Director of Premium Seating Ashley Thiedke.................................................................Director of Premium Services Kevin Ferguson........................................... Senior Premium Seating Account Executive Brian Bean............................................................Premium Seating Account Executive Jonathan Gibson ...................................................Premium Seating Account Executive Emile Maffei .........................................................Premium Seating Account Executive Nina Suleiman.............................................................. Partnership Marketing Manager Adam Begoun .................................................................Premium Service Coordinator Alex Schulte ..........................................................Senior Director of Partnership Sales R.J. Mata ...................................................Senior Director of Partnership Development Chase Atkinson .................................................................Director of Partnership Sales Nicole Blum................................................................Director of Partnership Marketing Jenna Romig Parenton...............................................Director of Partnership Marketing Evan Ashton................................................. Senior Corporate Sales Account Executive Juan Aguilera.......................................................... Corporate Sales Account Executive Emile Moussa............................................................... Partnership Marketing Manager Nina Suleiman.............................................................. Partnership Marketing Manager Katie Krajcer.............................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Megan Sullivan Milazzo............................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Virginia Pace............................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Johnny Pizzo............................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Eavan Martin............................................................Partnership Marketing Coordinator Blair Positerry............................................... Partnership Creative Services Coordinator Blake Simon........................................................ Director of Ticket Service & Retention Corey Garrity..................................................... Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Courtney Gros................................................... Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Tim Gryzch........................................................ Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Stephanie Harpster............................................ Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Mario Scarfalloto................................................ Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Blake Leonard...................................................Service & Retention Account Executive Roger Perryman................................................Service & Retention Account Executive Will Smith..................................................................... Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Gena Boudreaux........................................................... Season Ticket Service Manager Renee Arostegui.................................................................Sales and Service Associate Casey Jones.......................................................................Sales and Service Associate Carter Knight......................................................................Sales and Service Associate Reginald Meade.................................................................Sales and Service Associate Charlene Brown..........................................................................................Receptionist Amanda Gullette.........................................................................................Receptionist Derrick James..................................................................... Ticket Operations Manager Mike Karczewski.................................................................. Ticket Operations Manager Joe Chavis....................................................................... Ticket Operations Coordinator Angel Mata...................................................................... Ticket Operations Coordinator Angela Leon.................................................................... Ticket Operations Coordinator Chris Guidry.................................................................................Group Sales Manager Denton Hunter....................................................Senior Group Sales Account Executive Jesse Nantz........................................................Senior Group Sales Account Executive Chris Harpster...............................................................Group Sales Account Executive Chase McVay.................................................................Group Sales Account Executive DeAngelo Norris............................................................Group Sales Account Executive Jordan Thomas..............................................................Group Sales Account Executive Mariana Jerez....................................................................... Group Service Coordinator Anthony Parilla......................................................... Director of Business Development Kirk Cohen.................................................................Season Ticket Account Executive Drew Felsenthal..........................................................Season Ticket Account Executive Zac Cooper.................................................................Season Ticket Account Executive Joshua Dewey...................................... New Business Development Account Executive Kyle Foster............................................ New Business Development Account Executive Jared Graff........................................... New Business Development Account Executive Neal Patel............................................. New Business Development Account Executive David Stern........................................... New Business Development Account Executive Finance & Accounting Ed Lang................................................................................ Senior Vice President/CFO Patrice Gunter................................................................................Corporate Controller Mallory Vedros................................................................................. Assistant Controller Sheila Chimento....................................................................... Senior Staff Accountant Jay Romig...................................................................................Administrative Director John Berfect ..................................................................................................Mail Clerk Legal Vicky Neumeyer ............................................... Senior Vice President/General Counsel Matthew Sharpe.......................................................................................Staff Attorney Business Analytics Jeff Gosey............................................................. Senior Director of Business Analytics Mike King...................................................................... Database & Analytics Manager Dave Favaloro................................................................ Business Analytics Coordinator Human Resources Pat McKinney.................................................. Executive Director of Human Resources Mary Vinet..........................................................................................Benefits Manager Alyssa Hadden.................................................................Human Resources Generalist Information Technology Jeff Huffman ........................................................Director of Information Technologies Jody Barbier ...................................................... Senior Network and Support Manager Kevin Brewer ............................................................. Computer Systems Administrator Chris Chapital ..................................................................... Desktop Support Specialist Taylor Wegener ................................................................... Desktop Support Specialist Facilities Terry Ashburn .................................................................................... Facilities Director Wade Vicknair ................................................................... Assistant Facilities Manager Corey Rogers .......................................................................... Grounds Superintendent Gordon Duplessis..............................................................................Facilities Assistant Michael Eiffert...................................................................................Facilities Assistant Cody Vicknair....................................................................................Facilities Assistant


THE HOME OF THE SAINTS

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Superlatives A National Landmark Created by Law - November 8, 1966 Construction Began - August 11, 1971 Opened - August 3, 1975

Legendary Moments • Saints played first professional football game inside the Superdome when they hosted the Houston Oilers on August 9, 1975 • Alabama beat Penn State 13-6 in first Sugar Bowl game in the Superdome in 1976 • “Pistol Pete” Maravich & New Orleans Jazz set a NBA crowd mark of 35,077 in 1977 • Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks before 65,000 in 1978 • LSU-Notre Dame basketball game in 1980 set the NCAA record attendance of 68,112 • Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Roberto Duran in “No Mas” fight in 1980 • Pope John Paul II addressed 80,000 school children in 1987 • George Bush nominated for election at 1988 Republican National Convention • Grambling’s Eddie Robinson coached his final game in 1997 Bayou Classic • Tulane rolled out a perfect 12-0 season in 1998 • #2 LSU defeated #1 Oklahoma 21-14 to win college football national title in 2004 • Saints defeated Falcons 23-3 in first game after Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006 • Saints beat the Eagles 27-24 to advance to NFC championship game for the first time in team history on Jan. 13, 2007 • LSU beats Ohio State 38-24 to win BCS Championship before record crowd of 79,651 • Saints defeated the Vikings 31-28 in overtime in first NFC Championship game they hosted to advance to Super Bowl XLIV, before 71,276 on Jan. 24, 2010.

Home of Major Sports Events

• Following a comprehensive renovation that was completed in 2011, and resulting in one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the world, the club reached a ten-year naming rights deal with Mercedes-Benz USA to rename the stadium the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

• New Orleans Saints (NFL Football) • Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (NCAA Division I Football) • State Farm Bayou Classic (Southern U. vs. Grambling State Football) • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (NCAA Division I Football) • LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic (State High School Football Championships) • Super Bowls XII (1978), XV (1981), XX (1986), XXIV (1990), XXXI (1997), XXXVI (2002), XLVII (2013) • NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four 1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2012

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Concession stands lower level

Plaza Level Parish Grill (Sections 111, 117, 139, 145) Shrimp PoBoy Shrimp Basket Catfish Basket Seafood Nacho Dome Dog French Fries Chili Cheese Fries Souvenir Popcorn Popcorn Peanuts Parish Grill: (Sections 113, 116, 140, 144) Roast Beef PoBoy Cheeseburger Hamburger Chicken Tenders Dome Dog Nachos French Fries Chili Cheese Fried Peanuts Nola Slice: (Section 153) Pizza by the Slice

Royal Feast + Kings Table: (Sections 104, 132) Ultimate Nachos Nachos Dome Dog Smoked Sausage Souvenir Popcorn Popcorn Cracker Jacks Peanuts Candy Saint Jacks Barbeque: (Section 152) BBQ Topped Mac & Cheese BBQ Nachos BBQ Sandwich BBQ Baked Potato Poydras St. Po Boys: (Section 124) Grilled Cheese Prime Rib PoBoy Pulled Pork Poboy Roast Beef PoBoy Cubano

Loge Level Standard Fare: (Sections 217, 261) Eat Fit NOLA BBQ Shrimp & Cauliflower grits Southwest Chicken Sliders Buffalo Chicken Wrap Asian Tuna Salas Ultimate Nachos Popcorn Dome Dog Smoked Sausage Souvenir Popcorn Peanuts Grill Stand: (Sections 227, 269) Cheeseburger Hamburger Chicken Tenders Dome Dog French Fries Chili Cheese Fries Souvenir Popcorn Popcorn Peanuts

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Jester’s Spread: (Sections 239, 281) Seafood Nacho Ultimate Nachos Nachos Dome Dog Peanuts Saint Jack’s Barbeque: (Section 237) BBQ Topped Mac & Cheese BBQ Nachos BBQ Sandwich BBQ Baked Potato Nola Slice: (Section 279) Pizza by the Slice Poydras St. Po Boys: (Section 239) Grilled Cheese Prime Rib PoBoy Roast Beef PoBoy Cubano


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Terrace Level Standard Fare: (Sections 511, 541, 523, 553) Ultimate Nachos Wings Shrimp PoBoy Roast Beef PoBoy Nachos Smoked Sausage Dome Dog Souvenir Popcorn Popcorn Cracker Jacks Candy Peanuts Grill Stand: (Section 551) Cheeseburger Hamburger Dome Dog Peanuts King’s Table: (Sections 503, 533) Nachos Smoked Sausage Dome Dog Funnel Cake Fries Souvenir Popcorn Popcorn Peanuts

Nola Slice: (Section 555) Pizza by the Slice Royal Feast: (Sections 559, 529) Nachos Dome Dog Peanuts Smoked Sausage Jester’s Spread: (Sections 521, 543) Seafood Nachos Ultimate Nachos Nachos Dome Dog Peanuts Saint Jack’s Barbeque: (Section 525) BBQ Topped Mac & Cheese BBQ Nachos BBQ Sandwich BBQ Baked Potato Pat O’Briens: (Section 525) Specialty Cocktails

600 A Level

600A MENU ITEMS INCLUDE: (Sections 612, 616, 638, 642) Seafood Nachos Ultimate Nachos Nachos Dome Dog Souvenir Popcorn Popcorn Peanuts

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FAN CODE OF CONDUCT

Fan Zone Fan Code of Conduct Policy: The NFL, New Orleans Saints, and the managers and staff of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome strive to give all of our fans, including the children, a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable game day experience, both in the stadium and in the parking lots. The Saints’ fans are awesome, and we want you all to enjoy gameday. As a result, when attending a game, you need to refrain from behavior such as the following:

Event patrons are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons occupying their seats. Stadium staff will promptly intervene to support an environment where event patrons, their guests, and other fans can enjoy the game free from the above behavior. Event patrons and guests who violate these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and potential loss of privileges for future games and seasons.

• Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature

If a patron wishes to report negative behavior, please go to a Guest Services Kiosk or send a text to 69050 with the keyword NOLA. At the stadium, you can find this information promoted by the public address announcer, on signage in the concourses as well as in the seating bowl, and on the electronic message boards.

• Intoxication or other signs of alcohol impairment that results in irresponsible behavior • Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures • Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects onto the field) • Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel • Verbal or abusive harassment of opposing team fans

The Saints also promote the “Responsibility Has Its Reward” program. Please visit a Guest Services Kiosk to sign up to be a designated driver and enter to win a drawing for a trip to the Super Bowl or Pro Bowl.

Remember, our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all attending Saints games. The NFL, New Orleans Saints, and managers and staff of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome thank you for adhering to the Fan Code of Conduct.

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Indya Age: 23 years old College: Loyola University of New Orleans Degree: Accounting Nickname: Indy Career Goal: To obtain my CPA and work for an Accounting firm Years with the team: 2

Indya’s Favorites Extracurricular in School: Dance and music Hobbies aside from dancing: Theater and acting Saints player of all time: Drew Brees Dance move: Leap Dessert: Strawberry cheesecake Song: “Worship” by Lizzo Book: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” TV Show: “The New Adventures of Old Christine” Movie: All Harry Potter movies Quote: “Life is like a camera: Focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.” - Unknown Pastime: I like to catch up on my favorite TV shows New Orleans bar: Pat O’Brien’s New Orleans dish: Crawfish Monica Mardi Gras Parade: Endymion

Get to know INDYA What book have you read recently that impacted you? Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan. It taught me to trust and believe in myself when I feel like a situation or person is suspicios.

If you had to live anywhere, aside from New Orleans, where would you go? Honolulu, Hawaii

What’s your favorite New Orleans cocktail? Mint Julep

What is your daily morning ritual like? My morning ritual consist of eating breakfast and checking my emails.

What do you like most about being a Saintsation? Being able to participate in player introductions.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Currently, my favorite spot is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Share the best advice you were ever given? You have to live the life you have, because your book is already written.

Who inspires you? Emma Watson

What is your biggest pet peeve? People that do not pick up after themselves. What was the most embarrassing audition you’ve ever had, and how did you overcome it? While auditioning for a play, I forgot my monologue halfway through. I began to improvise until I remembered my next line.

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What social media platform do you use the most, and why? I use Instagram mostly, because it is like a mixture between a public portfolio and a blog. Where do you want to be 10 years from now? I would like to be well-travelled internationally.


Game Preview

By Justin Macione

Saints Finish Preseason Against Ravens

Clubs Meet With Both Cuts And Season Openers In Sight

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onight, the Saints will finish out a preseason that was highlighted by a competitive training camp for veterans and younger players alike at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, sandwiched between a five-day trip to Southern

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California that featured two joint practices with the Los Angeles Chargers and a 13-7 win in an exhibition, breaking a ten-game preseason losing streak. Now with the light at the end of the tunnel in sight, that being the season opener on Monday, Sept. 11 at

the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans will face their final test and tuneup when they host the Baltimore Ravens this evening. It will be the fifth time that the two clubs have met in the preseason, with the teams having played exhibitions the past four ...Continued on page 58

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years, three being this Thursday night finale. A win by the Saints tonight would be their first in five tries against the Ravens in the preseason and their first against the franchise overall since 2002. Both clubs enter tonight’s contest seeking to return to the postseason after uncharacteristic droughts, Baltimore since the 2014 campaign and the Saints looking to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Despite finishing 7-9 in 2016 for the third consecutive season, New Orleans feels buoyed by several bright spots and building blocks. Last season, while the offense continued their traditional excellence by being ranked first in the NFL for the sixth time since 2006, a young defense started a turnaround, surrendering only 90.6 rushing yards per game and ranking sixth in the league over the final 13 weeks of the season. While the Saints offense underwent tweaks with the additions of WR Ted Ginn Jr., RB Adrian Peterson and RG Larry Warford, the defense with continued turnover to supplement an existing young corps showed several bright spots in the spring and summer. First off, the signings of LB A.J. Klein, DE Alex Okafor and LB Manti Te’o have supplemented both the front four and linebacker corps in stopping the run and getting after the quarterback. With their first pick in the NFL Draft, the secondary was then addressed with the selection of Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore at the eleventh spot. In addition to these high-profile additions, the injection of youth to the defense in the form of drafted rookies LB Alex Anzalone, DEs Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad and S Marcus Williams have provided bright spots in both practices and postseason contests. After finishing an uncharacteristic 5-11 in 2015, the Ravens improved to 8-8 in 2016, but still missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the only time in Head Coach John Harbaugh’s tenure. After a 3-0 start

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powered by three close wins by six points or less, a four-game skid in the month of October each by eight points or loss put the Ravens back on the .500 treadmill that they will look to get off of in 2017. Aided by a traditionally strong special teams and a defense that ranked ninth in points allowed and seventh in yards allowed, the typically tough Ravens defense received even more reinforcements with the free agent additions of CB Brandon Carr and S Tony Jefferson, while the draft produced first and second round picks in Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey and Houston OLB Tyus Bowser to upgrade both pass rush and coverage further. A mix of draft picks, young players and veterans will be working to impress Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis, Head Coach Sean Payton and the Saints coaching and player person-

nel staff tonight as the club has to cut down from 90 players to 53 in two days. Special teams, with even further emphasis under new coordinator Bradford Banta, can serve as a separation point. An example of the importance of preseason is in several players on the Saints roster. WR Tommylee Lewis, an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois in 2016, showed the ability to handle return duties in his first preseason, which gave him an edge. In the 2017 preseason, he displayed his continued development on offense with 10 catches for 124 yards in the opener. Last season, Vonn Bell, one of the club’s two second round draft picks out of Ohio State, finished second on the club with 15 tackles in the preseason and parlayed that performance into a starting position where he led the secondary with 98 stops in the regular season.

2016 NEW ORLEANS-Baltimore FINAL STATISTICAL COMPARISON League Rankings Record

Saints

Ravens

7-9

8-8

Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)

29.3 (2)

21.4 (21)

Opp. Scoring Avg.(NFL Rank)

28.4 (31)

20.1 (9)

Total Off. (NFL Rank)

426.0 (1)

347.7 (17)

Rushing Off. (NFL Rank)

108.9 (16)

91.4 (28)

Passing Off. (NFL Rank)

317.1 (1)

256.3 (12)

Total Def. (NFL Rank)

375.4 (27)

322.1 (7)

Rushing Def. (NFL Rank)

101.6 (14)

89.4 (5)

Passing Def. (NFL Rank)

273.8 (32)

232.8 (9)

Kickoff Return Avg. (NFL Rank)

16.5 (31)

22.7 (12)

Punt Return Avg. (NFL Rank)

9.6 (9)

7.7 (21)

Turnover Margin (NFL Rank)

-3 (23)

Penalties

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Penalty Yards

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Players to Watch New Orleans Saints vs Baltimore Ravens

Tommylee

Lewis #87 Wide Receiver

In the preseason opener at Cleveland, Lewis shined with 10 receptions for 124 yards with a touchdown. Showing explosion, pass catching ability and return game versatility, tonight will be an important test as the former undrafted free agent from Northern Illinois continues his pursuit of a roster spot for the second consecutive season.

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Williams #56 Outside Linebacker This 6-3, 260-pound Baton Rouge native, who was a standout at Alabama has been making a push to crack the Ravens starting lineup after being selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. As a senior at Alabama, he registered nine sacks for the Crimson Tide en route to earning second-team All-American honors and as a junior in 2015, dropped quarterbacks 10.5 times for the College Football Playoff Champions.


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Featured Saint

By John Deshazier

UNSTOPPABLE Studying The Best Makes Cameron Jordan One Of The Best

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artly, the New Orleans Saints have the Minnesota Vikings to thank for the beast that is Cam Jordan, and for the unstoppable force that he continues striving to be. The seventh-year defensive end is like most standout players in that he studies his craft, similar in that he hones in on players present and past in order to glean a nugget here or there. But Jordan’s past, specifically, links to the Vikings, the franchise for which is father, Steve Jordan, was a standout tight end from 1982-94.

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Steve Jordan – a three-time All-Pro, six-time Pro Bowler who caught 498 passes for 6,307 yards and 28 touchdowns – also played with some of the greatest defensive linemen in Vikings history. And initially, those are the men who set a tone for Cam Jordan, players whom he studies even now. There isn’t much of an offseason study break for Jordan, who led the Saints in sacks last season (7.5) and has led the team in sacks in four of the last five seasons.

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“Are we talking about that part where we’re getting done with OTAs, that June-July situation?” Jordan asked. “That’s when you get serious about cardio, you really tune and focus and start breaking down film on some of the best pass rushers in the game.” “That’s when you go back – and again, I grew up a Minnesota Vikings kid – so I’m watching Chris Doleman, I’m watching Keith Millard, I’m watching John Randle. I’m even watching some of my dad’s old highlights to see how he was pass protecting, because he was one of the better blocking tight ends in the game. You just talk about the ability to understand what pass rush concepts are, and that’s what you’ve got to be able to improve upon.” He could do worse in terms of subjects to study. Doleman, a defensive end and Pro Football Hall of Famer, totaled 150.5 sacks in his 15year career. Ten seasons (’85-’93, and ’99) and 96.5 sacks were accrued as a Viking, and Doleman was a five-time All-Pro and eighttime Pro Bowler. Millard, a defensive tackle, was NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1989 and a four-time All-Pro who totaled 51 sacks in his first five seasons with Minnesota (’85-’89). Randle, also a defensive tackle, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer who totaled 137.5 sacks in 14 seasons, including 114 in 11 seasons as a Viking (’90-’00). “You take moves from everybody,” Jordan said. “Anybody successful, you’re going to want to emulate their moves. You go far back to the (Hall of Famer) Reggie White club to the head – that’s no longer allowed in the league – but you watch things growing up like that. When you get to the league, you emulate anybody who’s had success and you’ve got to be able to put it into your pass rush situations.” And, definitely, you add your own flavor. Jordan, a 6 foot 4, 290-pound ball of energy – he runs extra after practice if he doesn’t get as many reps as he’d like, rides the exercise bike on the sideline before kickoff if he’s not going to be allowed to play in preseason games – has worked his craft to a science. There’s a reason that he joins Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson as the only Saints in franchise history with five consecutive seasons of at least 60 tackles and 7.5 sacks, and that he joins former Saints great Wayne Martin as the only defensive linemen in franchise history with 7.5 sacks in five different seasons. “I think Cam is, one, very unique as a rusher,” said right tackle Zach Strief, a Saint since 2006 and the primary obstacle standing in Jordan’s way when the No. 1 defense opposes the No. 1 offense in practice. “His style is unusual. All the difficulty in blocking


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Cam is that he’s a very powerful defensive end. He’s one of the few guys that I play in a year that I have legitimate concerns of getting pushed into the quarterback against.” “That’s hard. We tell young linemen all the time, ‘Start with stopping power.’ Because if a guy can push you into the quarterback, he doesn’t have to do anything else. And so, when a defensive end has that ability, that’s tough. He pairs that with a very kind of unorthodox set of moves that come off of power, that look at lot like power. “Even after all these years playing him, there’ll be two or three times (per) practice where I set my feet for a bull (rush), and he does some swim move jump and I have missed. That’s not a real common thing that I see. That’s not something I get a lot of. And he’s also got a motor that is absolutely relentless. For a big guy, for a guy that size, to be able to go as hard as he does throughout and entire practice and game, is very impressive.” Jordan is built to play every defensive snap, regardless of the number. It’s a point of pride for him. “That’s what I’m pushing for,” he said. “I want to be able to go fourth quarter, I want to be able to go overtime. Everybody talks about 110 percent. I can only give 100 percent. I don’t know where people get this other 10 percent from, but it’s a great saying. I do know that my 100 percent better be better than the next person’s.” More often than not, it is. “I think Cam has gotten better every year,” Strief said. “I think this is the best camp he has ever had. He gave me a move

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(in practice), I was like, ‘Man.’ I was frustrated with myself. And when I saw it on tape, I was like – (here, Strief shrugged his shoulders and smiled). Survive it.” “Listen, I’m glad he’s on my team. I’ve thought about it numerous times during training camp. Like, ‘Man, at least I don’t have to deal with that in real life. It’s just out there (in practice).’ It’s great work for me. I mean every day, he pushes me. Probably more than I’m able to push him.” Jordan feels the push from Strief, and

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appreciates it. Partly, it fuels his film study, gives him reason to study the past in pursuit of a more dominant future. “That’s what you have to do,” he said. “Every day, every hour of the day, try to figure out how to get better. There’s no part of my body that doesn’t want to win so whatever I can do to get there, that’s what I have to do.”


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Ring of Honor

SAINTS Ring of Honor

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ntroduced during the 2013 campaign, the Saints Ring of Honor canonizes the best players ever to don the Black and Gold. It venerates just four players — linebacker Rickey Jackson, offensive tackle Willie Roaf, quarterback Archie Manning, and kicker Morten Andersen. These four men have earned the highest possible praise from the club, for both their elite play and long, storied tenures in New Orleans.

With the 51st overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, the Saints selected Pittsburgh linebacker Rickey Jackson and were immediately rewarded with one of the most ferocious defenders ever to step onto the gridiron. In his first season, Jackson started all 16 games, racking up 125 tackles en route to earning All-Rookie honors. Over his 13 campaigns in New Orleans, Jackson led the feared “Dome Patrol” linebacker corps, a unit that included Vaughan Johnson, Sam Mills, and Pat Swilling. With 1,104 tackles, 115 sacks, 38 forced fumbles, 26 fumble recoveries, and seven interceptions for the Black and Gold, Jackson made the Superdome a nightmare for opposing offenses; the team ranked in the top ten in yards allowed on six occasions during his tenure. Jackson’s efforts were key to the Saints earning their first four postseason appearances in 1987, 1990, 1991, and 1992. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, becoming the first player to be enshrined primarily for his tenure with the Saints. After being named a first-team All-American at Louisiana Tech, Willie Roaf came to New Orleans as the eighth overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. Over nine years with the Saints, Roaf proved himself one of the most talented and reliable blockers in league history. Between 1993 and 2001, Roaf started all 131 games he appeared in a while earning Pro Bowl honors in each year between 1994 and 2000, as well as All-Pro honors six times. In 2000, his last full season in New Orleans, Roaf started all 16 games at left tackle and shored up the line in the Saints’ first ever postseason victory, a 31–28 win over the St. Louis Rams. Roaf was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team for his time in New Orleans, and was later named to the All-2000s team and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2012, only the second Saint to spend the majority of his career with the club to be so honored. Quarterback Archie Manning was one of the most electrifying athletes ever to play in New Orleans. After a legendary career at the University of Mississippi, Manning joined the Saints as the second overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft, giving the team a true franchise signal-caller just five years into its existence. Named to the Pro Bowl in 1978 and 1979, the fleet-footed Manning ran and threw his way into team record books, amassing the second most attempts (3,335), completions (1,849), and yards (21,734) in Saints history, behind only Drew Brees, as well as the most rushing yards (2,058) and rushing touchdowns (18) by any Black and Gold quarterback. When the Saints selected a young, Danish kicker from Michigan State in the fourth round of the 1982 Draft, few would have believed that Morten Andersen would become one of the best players in NFL history. Over his 13-year career with the Black and Gold and 25-year career in the league, Andersen did exactly that, becoming the Saints’ and NFL’s all-time leading scorer. As a Saint, Andersen was named to the Pro Bowl on six occasions and to the first-team All-Pro list five times, notching 1,318 points on 302 field goals and 412 PATs, good for first in club record books. He was named to the NFL’s 1980s and 1990s All-Decade Teams, and in 2017 he became just the second full-time kicker ever to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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ALUMNI Spotlight

By Evan Meyers

Danny Abramowicz

OncE A Prolific Player, inspires spiritual health today

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riginally a 17th round selection (No. 420 overall) by the New Orleans Saints in the 1967 NFL Draft out of Xavier University, Danny Abramowicz is arguably one of the best draft picks in New Orleans Saints history. He went on to be the most prolific receiver in the NFL in 1969, leading the league with 73 receptions for 1,051 yards and seven touchdowns. Due to his standout performance in 1969, Abramowicz was named first team All-Pro and would lead the Saints in receiving from 1967-71, ranking in the top ten in the NFL in receptions and receiving yards in 1968-70 and the top ten in receiving touchdowns in 1968 and 1972 and became the first player in league history to record a reception in 100 consecutive games by catching a pass in 109of-111 career games. He finished his Saints career appearing in 83 games with 43 starts,

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posting 4,875 yards and 37 touchdowns on 309 receptions. He ranks fourth in Saints franchise history in receiving yards, fourth in yards per catch (15.8) and totaled ten 100-yard receiving games throughout his Saints career. Abramowicz is a part of the Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame and was named to the Saints All-50th Team in 2016. Abramowicz would finish his career in San Francisco after a trade in 1973, but would return to live, raise his family with his wife, Claudia and work back in the New Orleans area after his retirement. After retirement Abramowicz returned to New Orleans to work in private business and broadcast the Saints games in the radio booth and would go on to do so for five years. Returning to New Orleans made Abramowicz reflect on his time playing career in New

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Orleans, “I think the key was, as a team, we were ranked fairly high on offense. Whereas now you can build a team pretty fast, back then, it was much more difficult. And the biggest thing I remember is, they talk about the greatest fans. To me, the greatest fans in the NFL are New Orleans Saints fans. If you start thinking how they went through all those years of losing from the very beginning, it was difficult, because as an athlete you want to win.” Seven years after his playing career ended, Abramowicz started his coaching career at Jesuit High School and conducted chapel service for the Saints. In 1992, he became the Special Teams Coordinator for the Chicago Bears, a position he held for five seasons. In the final three seasons of his coaching career from 1997-99, Abramowicz returned to the Black and Gold as the offensive coordinator of the Saints. Following his coaching career, Abramowicz answered a higher calling and founded a television show in 2008 on EWTN Global Catholic Network called “Crossing the Goal,” which used a sports show format to inspire people to get in spiritual shape. Crossing the Goal is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to call, equip and empower Catholic men to become and stay spiritually fit in their faith through the utilization of Spiritual Fitness Workouts. Abramowicz says that “the show looks like ‘Sportscenter,’ but we talk about virtues and various things in the spiritual realm.” He also speaks at spiritual conferences all across the United States. Abramowicz’s Catholic faith is something that has become a big part of his life.  “The most important thing we have is the spiritual part of our life and that’s the thing we do the least, as men, a lot of times,” said Abramowicz. “I try to get men to put some balance in their life. There’s nothing wrong with following the Saints and doing all these other things, but what are you doing in the spiritual realm with your family and with yourself? That’s what I focus on in ‘Crossing the Goal’ ministries.” Abramowicz has published four books about his faith and spiritual journey. He and Claudia have been married for 44 years and have three children, four grandchildren and reside in Chicago.


Throwback

The Deuce is Loose

On Dec. 8, 2002, Saints RB Deuce McAllister carried 35 times for 127 yards with three touchdowns to lead the Saints to a 37-25 win at Ravens Stadium in Baltimore. The performance was another highlight in McAllister’s second NFL season and his first as a starter, when he carried 325 times for 1,388 yards with a career-high 13 touchdowns as he was named to his first Pro Bowl. The Morton, Miss. native and former University of Mississippi standout finished his NFL career as the Saints’ all-time leader in rushing yards (6,096) and rushing touchdowns (49).

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11,747 career rushing yards by Saints RB Adrian Peterson, which ranks 16th all-time in NFL record books.  

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Led by Head Coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees, the Saints finished ranked first in the NFL in net yards per game six times since the two first joined forces as a duo in 2006.

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Saintsation workout It’s finally the start of the football season, and we are in the best shape of our lives. Join the party and meet us on the mat! Try this cardio intensive workout led by Saintsation Tanya. Unlike isolation exercises, burpees work your entire body. With this workout you’ll work your leg muscles, glutes and core while also increasing your heart rate, so you’ll actually burn more calories in less time.

Burpees

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1 Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, weight in your heels, and your arms at your sides.

2 Lower your body into a squat. Place your hands on the floor directly in front of your feet. Shift your weight onto them. 3 Jump your feet back to land in a plank position. Your body should form a straight line from your head to heels, and your core should be engaged. Hold this plank for a second or two.

4 Jump your feet forward again so that they land just outside of your hands.

5 Reach your arms overhead and explosively jump up into the air. Land and immediately go back into a squat for your next rep.

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What are Tanya’s secrets to fitness success? What is your favorite guilty pleasure cheat meal? French Fries What is your go-to home cooked meal? Spaghetti Give us one or two fitness tips. Thoughts are powerful, pay attention to yours. Negativity will not help your fitness, but positively absolutely will. Realize that diet and exercise are married. What song or playlist is motivating your workout this season? “Halftime” by the Ying-Yang twins What’s your favorite workout move? Burpees How do you fit in exercise into your daily routine during the off season? I’m a manager for one of the largest fitness facility chains in the nations, I make an effort, daily, to hit a workout or two with my members. What kind of fitness goals do you set for yourself and how do you stay on top of them? My number one fitness goal is not physical fitness, it is an emotional one, to feel 100% empowered inside and out. To stay on top of this goal, I set the scale and mirror to the side and simply listen to my body. As it turns out, my body is pretty smart when it comes to letting me know what will make it feel its best in all aspects.

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Ryan Nassib quarterback

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Corey Fuller

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Garrett Grayson

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Marshon Lattimore

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Wil Lutz kicker

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Michael Thomas

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Ted Ginn, Jr.

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Sterling Moore cornerback

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Thomas Morstead punter

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Travin Dural

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Ken Crawley

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Rafael Bush

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Drew Brees quarterback

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Jake Lampman

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De’Vante Harris

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P.J. Williams

wide receiver

cornerback

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Chase Daniel

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Brandon Coleman

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Mark Ingram II

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Damian Swann

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Adrian Peterson running back

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Trey Edmunds

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Arthur Maulet

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Alvin Kamara

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Alex Anzalone

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John Kuhn

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Elijah Mitchell

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Travaris Cadet

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Bryan Braman

48

fullback

cornerback

running back

defensive end

Vonn Bell safety

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30

Erik Harris

34

Darius Victor

39

Taveze Calhoun

43

Marcus Williams

49

Justin Drescher

defensive back

running back

cornerback

safety

long snapper

31

Chris Banjo

35

Malik Foreman

39

Zach Line

44

Hau’oli Kikaha

50

Stephone Anthony

safety

defensive back

fullback

linebacker

linebacker

32

Kenny Vaccaro

36

Daniel Lasco

40

Delvin Breaux

45

Garrett Griffin

51

safety

running back

cornerback

tight end

Manti Te’o linebacker


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New Orleans Saints

52

Craig Robertson linebacker

57

Alex Okafor

62

Kristjan Sokoli

68

John Hughes III

73

Jerry Ugokwe

defensive end

offensive lineman

defensive tackle

tackle

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A.J. Klein

58

Obum Gwacham

63

Cameron Tom

69

Khalif Barnes

73

Jason Jones

linebacker

defensive end

center

tackle

defensive end

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54

Nate Stupar

59

Jonathan Walton

64

Zach Strief

linebacker

linebacker

tackle

70

Mitchell Loewen

74

Alex Jenkins

defensive lineman

defensive end

56

Michael Mauti

61

Josh LeRibeus

Senio Kelemete center / guard

67

Larry Warford

71

Ryan Ramczyk

72

Terron Armstead

75

Andrus Peat tackle / guard

76

Tony McDaniel

55

Darryl Tapp

60

Max Unger

65

defensive end

center

tackle

linebacker

guard

guard

tackle

defensive tackle


New Orleans Saints

77

John Fullington

83

Willie Snead IV

offensive lineman

wide receiver

89

Josh Hill

95

Tyeler Davison

tight end

defensive tackle

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Landon Turner

84

Michael Hoomanawanui

offensive lineman

tight end

91

Trey Hendrickson

96

Ashaad Mabry

defensive end

defensive tackle

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79

Bryce Harris

86

John Phillips

92

Justin Zimmer

97

Al-Quadin Muhammad

tackle

tight end

defensive tackle

defensive end

80

Clay Harbor tight end

87

Tommylee Lewis

93

David Onyemata

98

Sheldon Rankins

wide receiver

defensive tackle

defensive tackle

82

Coby Fleener

88

De’Quan Hampton

94

Cameron Jordan

99

Adam Bighill

tight end

wide receiver

defensive end

linebacker


Saints - Alphabetical Roster No. Name 50 47 72 31 69 48 99 46 42 40 9 25 38 39 16 20 10 95 49 14 33 82 35 11 77 19 18 45 58 88 80 79 21 30 91 89 84 68 22 74 73d 94 41 65 44 53 29 15 36 23 61 87 39o 70 3 96 37 56 76 34d 24 6 97 2 57 93 75 28 86 71 98 52 83 62 64 54 27 55 51 13 63 78 73o 60 32 34 59 67 43 26 92

Anthony, Stephone Anzalone, Alex Armstead, Terron Banjo, Chris Barnes, Khalif Bell, Vonn Bighill, Adam Bowman, Braedon Braman, Bryan Breaux, Delvin Brees, Drew Bush, Rafael Cadet, Travaris Calhoun, Taveze Coleman, Brandon Crawley, Ken Daniel, Chase Davison, Tyeler Drescher, Justin Dural, Travin Edmunds, Trey Fleener, Coby Foreman, Malik Fuller, Corey Fullington, John Ginn Jr., Ted Grayson, Garrett Griffin, Garrett Gwacham, Obum Hampton, De’Quan Harbor, Clay Harris, Bryce Harris, De’Vante Harris, Erik Hendrickson, Trey Hill, Josh Hoomanawanui, Michael Hughes III, John Ingram II, Mark Jenkins, Alex Jones, Jason Jordan, Cameron Kamara, Alvin Kelemete, Senio Kikaha, Hau’oli Klein, A.J. Kuhn, John Lampman, Jake Lasco, Daniel Lattimore, Marshon LeRibeus, Josh Lewis, Tommylee Line, Zach Loewen, Mitchell Lutz, Wil Mabry, Ashaad Maulet, Arthur Mauti, Michael McDaniel, Tony Mitchell, Elijah Moore, Sterling Morstead, Thomas Muhammad, Al-Quadin Nassib, Ryan Okafor, Alex Onyemata, David Peat, Andrus Peterson, Adrian Phillips, John Ramczyk, Ryan Rankins, Sheldon Robertson, Craig Snead IV, Willie Sokoli, Kristjan Strief, Zach Stupar, Nate Swann, Damian Tapp, Darryl Te’o, Manti Thomas, Michael Tom, Cameron Turner, Landon Ugokwe, Jerry Unger, Max Vaccaro, Kenny Victor, Darius Walton, Jonathan Warford, Larry Williams, Marcus Williams, P.J. Zimmer, Justin

Pos. LB LB T S T S LB TE/LS OLB CB QB S RB CB WR CB QB DT LS WR RB TE DB WR OL WR QB TE DE WR TE T CB DB DE TE TE DT RB DE DE DE RB G/C LB LB FB WR RB CB G WR FB DE K DT CB LB DT CB CB P DE QB DE DT T RB TE T DT LB WR OL T LB CB DE LB WR C OL T C S RB LB G S CB DT

Ht./Wt.

Born

6-3/245 6-3/241 6-5/304 5-10/207 6-6/320 5-11/205 5-10/230 6-4/240 6-5/241 6-1/210 6-0/209 5-11/203 6-1/210 6-1/188 6-6/225 6-1/180 6-0/225 6-2/309 6-1/235 6-2/207 6-2/223 6-6/251 5-10/176 6-2/200 6-5/300 5-11/180 6-2/220 6-4/240 6-5/246 6-4/225 6-3/240 6-6/300 5-11/190 6-3/225 6-4/270 6-5/250 6-4/265 6-2/320 5-9/215 6-6/270 6-5/275 6-4/287 5-10/215 6-3/300 6-3/246 6-1/240 6-0/250 6-0/205 6-1/205 6-0/192 6-2/315 5-7/168 6-1/233 6-5/275 5-11/184 6-3/315 5-10/190 6-2/243 6-7/305 5-8/180 5-10/202 6-4/235 6-4/250 6-2/223 6-4/261 6-4/300 6-7/316 6-1/220 6-5/251 6-6/314 6-2/305 6-1/234 5-11/195 6-5/300 6-7/320 6-2/240 6-0/189 6-1/270 6-1/241 6-3/212 6-4/287 6-4/325 6-7/315 6-5/305 6-0/214 5-8/227 6-0/230 6-3/317 6-1/195 6-0/196 6-3/292

7/28/92 9/22/94 7/23/91 2/26/90 4/21/82 12/12/94 10/16/88 1/30/94 5/4/87 10/25/89 1/15/79 5/12/87 2/1/89 12/26/92 6/22/92 2/8/93 10/7/86 9/3/92 1/1/88 11/19/93 12/30/94 9/20/88 6/30/95 6/23/90 5/30/91 4/12/85 5/29/91 3/4/94 3/20/91 4/18/94 7/2/87 1/16/89 6/30/93 4/2/90 12/5/94 5/21/90 7/4/88 4/27/89 12/21/89 1/15/93 5/23/86 7/10/89 7/25/95 5/10/90 7/24/92 7/30/91 9/9/82 6/11/93 10/9/92 5/20/96 7/2/89 10/24/92 4/26/90 2/14/93 7/7/94 11/4/92 7/13/93 1/19/90 1/20/85 3/31/95 2/3/90 3/8/86 3/28/95 3/10/90 2/8/91 11/13/92 11/4/93 3/21/85 6/11/87 4/22/94 4/2/94 2/11/88 10/17/92 9/24/91 9/22/83 3/14/88 12/4/92 9/13/84 1/26/91 3/3/93 6/21/95 5/15/93 2/24/94 4/14/86 2/15/91 3/18/94 9/20/94 6/18/91 9/8/96 6/1/93 10/23/92

Exp. College 3 R 5 4 12 2 1 2 7 3 17 7 6 1 3 2 9 3 8 R R 6 R 4 2 11 2 1 3 R 8 6 2 2 R 5 8 6 7 R 10 7 R 5 3 5 12 2 2 R 5 2 5 1 2 1 R 5 12 R 7 9 R 5 5 2 3 11 9 R 2 6 3 2 12 5 3 12 5 2 R 2 R 9 5 R R 5 R 3 1

Clemson Florida Arkansas-Pine Bluff Southern Methodist Washington Ohio State Central Washington South Alabama West Texas A&M None Purdue South Carolina State Appalachian State Mississippi State Rutgers Colorado Missouri Fresno State Colorado Louisiana State Maryland Stanford Tennessee Virginia Tech Washington State Ohio State Colorado State Air Force Oregon State Southern California Missouri State Fresno State Texas A&M California (Pa.) Florida Atlantic Idaho State Illinois Cincinnati Alabama Incarnate Word Eastern Michigan California Tennessee Washington Washington Iowa State Shippensburg Ferris State California Ohio State Southern Methodist Northern Illinois Southern Methodist Arkansas Georgia State Texas-San Antonio Memphis Penn State Tennessee Nevada Southern Methodist Southern Methodist Miami Syracuse Texas Manitoba (Canada) Stanford Oklahoma Virginia Wisconsin Louisville North Texas Ball State Buffalo Northwestern Penn State Georgia Virginia Tech Notre Dame Ohio State Southern Mississippi North Carolina William & Mary Oregon Texas Towson South Carolina Kentucky Utah Florida State Ferris State

H.S. Hometown Anson, N.C. Wyomissing, Pa. Cahokia, Ill Sugar Land, Texas Spring Valley, Calif. Rossville, Ga. Montesano, Wash. Mesa, Ariz. Spokane, Wash. New Orleans, La. Austin, Texas Williston, S.C. Miami, Fla. Morton, Miss. Forestville, Md. Washington, D.C. Southlake, Texas Scottsdale, Ariz. Colorado Springs, Colo. Breaux Bridge, La. Ringgold, Va. Joliet, Ill. Kingsport, Tenn. Baltimore, Md. Belfair, Wash. Cleveland, Ohio Vancouver, Wash. Louisburg, Kan. Chino Hills, Calif. Compton, Calif. Dwight, Ill. Tulare, Calif. Mesquite, Texas New Oxford, Pa. Apopka, Fla. Blackfoot, Idaho Bloomington, Ill. Gahanna, Ohio Flint, Mich. Bath, England Lathrup Village, Mich. Chandler, Ariz. Norcross, Ga. Seattle, Wash. Hau’ula, Hawaii Kimberly, Wisc. York, Pa. Haslett, Mich. The Woodlands, Texas Cleveland, Ohio Richardson, Texas Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Oxford, Mich. Lahaina, Hawaii Newnan, Ga. San Antonio, Texas Kenner, La. Mandeville, La. Columbia, S.C. Corona, Calif. Antioch, Calif. Pearland, Texas Ramsey, N.J. Malvern, Pa. Pflugerville, Texas Lagos, Nigeria Tempe, Ariz Palestine, Texas Hot Springs, Va. Stevens Point, Wisc. Covington, Ga. Stafford, Texas Muskegon Heights, Mich. Bloomfield, N.J. Milford, Ohio State College, Pa. Atlanta, Ga. Chesapeake, Va. Honolulu, Hawaii Woodland Hills, Calif. Baton Rouge, La. Harrisonburg, Va. North Bethesda, Md. Kamuela, Hawaii Early, Texas Hyattsville, Md. Daphne, Ala. Richmond, Ky. Eastvale, Calif. Ocala, Fla. Greenville, Mich.


Ravens - Coach & Key Players John Harbaugh – Head Coach Super Bowl-winning head coach John Harbaugh enters his tenth season at the helm in Baltimore. He has led the Ravens to a playoff berth in six (2008-2012 and 2014) of his nine full seasons, and in 2012, captured the franchise’s second Super Bowl championship. Under Harbaugh’s guidance, the Ravens have secured an appearance in three AFC Championship games (2008, 2011 & 2012). Baltimore is one of only seven teams with at least six playoff berths in the past nine seasons: G.B. (8), N.E. (8), Balt. (6), Cin. (6), Ind. (6), Pitt. (6) and Sea. (6). In 2016, Baltimore finished second in the AFC North with an 8-8 record. In their most recent playoff year of 2014, the Ravens posted a 10-6 record en route to capturing a 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round. In 2012 the Ravens seized the franchise’s second Super Bowl championship. Baltimore topped the Colts in the Wild Card

4

Sam Koch punter

22

Jimmy Smith

41

Anthony Levine Sr.

73

Marshal Yanda

97

Michael Pierce

cornerback

defensive back

center

defensive tackle

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Joe Flacco quarterback

23

Tony Jefferson

46

Morgan Cox

74

James Hurst

98

Brandon Williams

safety

long snapper

tackle

defensive tackle

9

Justin Tucker kicker

24

Brandon Carr

51

Kamalei Correa

78

Austin Howard

99

Matthew Judon

cornerback

linebacker

tackle

line backer

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Breshad Perriman wide receiver

28

Terrance West

55

Terrell Suggs

79

Ronnie Stanley

running back

linebacker

tackle

round and followed that by earning a Divisional Round victory over topseeded Denver before advancing to Super Bowl XLVII with a win in the AFC Championship Game at New England. In the Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Ravens bested the San Francisco 49ers by a final of 34-31. In his initial season with the team (2008), Harbaugh led Baltimore to an 11-5 record and a berth in the AFC Championship Game. Baltimore set an NFL record that season for most total wins (13) by a team with both a rookie head coach and a rookie starting quarterback (Joe Flacco). Harbaugh spent his first 10 NFL seasons (1998-2007) with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the team’s secondary coach in 2007, after nine seasons as its special teams coordinator. His coaching peers voted him the 2001 NFL’s Special Teams Coach of the Year. Career record: 95-64.

17

Mike Wallace

32

Eric Weddle

56

Tim Williams

82

Benjamin Watson

wide receiver

safety

wide receiver

tight end

18

Jeremy Maclin

34

Lorenzo Taliaferro

57

C.J. Mosley

86

Nick Boyle

wide receiver

fullback

linebacker

tight end

21

Lardarius Webb

39

Danny Woodhead

66

Ryan Jensen

96

Brent Urban

defensive back

running back

guard

/

tackle

defensive end


Ravens - Alphabetical Roster No. Name

Pos.

Ht./Wt.

Born

88 37 3 95 45 83 54 35 86 53 61 12 26 24 36 51 46 31 94 30 84 71 5 42 69 43 78 29 74 23 66 70 99 92 4 41 72 7 47 59 18 81 15 13 16 50 33 10 57 62 67 48 44 58 11 97 40 27 63 38 14 91 76 65 68 22 90 79 55 34 9 96 49 17 82 21 32 77 28 8 6 98 87 56 39 1 93 73 64

WR RB P/K LB OLB WR OLB CB TE ILB G WR/RS CB CB S LB LS CB DT RB TE G/T QB DB DT CB T CB T S G/C T OLB DE P DB/LB G/T QB LB ILB WR TE QB WR TE/WR LB RB WR/RS ILB C T ILB FB ILB WR DT CB CB G RB WR/RS DL G G C CB OLB T OLB FB/RB K DE CB WR TE DB/RS S G/T RB WR WR DT TE OLB RB QB DE G/T G/C

6-3/197 6-0/222 6-3/223 6-1/243 6-4/263 6-0/178 6-3/240 5-10/173 6-4/270 5-11/237 6-3/333 5-9/191 6-1/193 6-0/210 6-0/210 6-3/241 6-4/235 6-1/205 6-5/321 5-10/223 6-6/265 6-4/338 6-6/245 6-0/205 6-3/308 5-10/178 6-7/330 6-0/197 6-5/317 5-11/215 6-4/319 6-4/312 6-3/263 6-6/285 6-1/222 5-11/209 6-6/315 6-2/219 6-2/231 5-11/223 6-0/198 6-4/249 6-6/250 6-5/241 6-2/247 6-2/250 5-10/192 6-1/204 6-2/250 6-3/295 6-6/320 6-0/227 6-0/233 5-11/226 6-2/215 6-0/340 5-11/185 6-2/198 6-4/320 5-8/212 5-10/185 6-3/304 6-4/313 6-4/320 6-3/313 6-2/210 6-4/275 6-6/320 6-3/265 6-0/232 6-1/183 6-7/300 5-10/190 6-0/200 6-3/251 5-10/185 5-11/200 6-6/331 5-10/225 5-11/190 5-10/181 6-1/340 6-4/257 6-3/260 5-8/204 6-3/231 6-5/300 6-3/305 6-4/300

5/26/95 8/27/91 7/8/94 8/4/93 11/25/92 12/12/93 5/23/95 7/13/90 2/17/93 6/26/94 3/27/93 1/25/91 5/26/94 5/19/86 4/19/95 4/27/94 4/26/86 10/1/91 3/2/92 1/21/94 11/1/88 12/13/94 1/16/85 9/27/88 3/20/94 5/26/94 3/22/87 7/8/96 12/17/91 1/27/92 5/27/91 12/21/94 8/15/92 7/6/91 8/13/82 3/27/87 4/21/92 11/19/87 10/15/90 10/2/93 5/11/88 7/22/93 6/5/88 10/6/89 6/12/91 6/4/86 10/21/93 6/16/93 6/19/92 5/3/94 12/7/91 8/22/92 4/15/94 7/12/94 9/10/93 11/6/92 7/13/94 3/26/91 12/18/90 10/16/87 12/13/93 5/27/94 10/14/93 5/10/94 2/17/93 7/26/88 9/8/92 3/18/94 10/11/82 12/23/91 11/21/89 5/5/91 8/1/89 8/1/86 12/18/80 10/12/85 1/4/85 7/28/92 1/28/91 3/1/90 7/15/94 2/21/89 4/12/94 11/12/93 1/25/85 11/7/92 10/25/93 9/15/84 6/1/86

Adeboyejo, Quincy Allen, Javorius Allen, Kenny Allen, Randy Beyer, Brennen Board, C.J. Bowser, Tyus Boykin, Brandon Boyle, Nick Bradley, Bam Broxton, Jarell Campanaro, Michael Canady, Maurice Carr, Brandon Clark, Chuck Correa, Kamalei Cox, Morgan Daniel, Robertson Davis, Carl Dixon, Kenneth Donnell, Larry Eluemunor, Jermaine Flacco, Joe Foster, Otha Henry, Willie Hill, Jaylen Howard, Austin Humphrey, Marlon Hurst, James Jefferson, Tony Jensen, Ryan Joseph, Roubbens Judon, Matthew Kaufusi, Bronson Koch, Sam Levine Sr., Anthony Lewis, Alex Lewis, Thaddeus Lokombo, Boseko Louis, Lamar Maclin, Jeremy Malleck, Ryan Mallett, Ryan Matthews, Chris Mayle, Vince McClellan, Albert Mizzell, Taquan Moore, Chris Mosley, C.J. Nelson, Derrick Nembot, Stephane Onwuasor, Patrick Ortiz, Ricky Payne, Donald Perriman, Breshad Pierce, Michael Porter, Reggie Price, Sheldon Pughsley, Jarrod Rainey, Bobby Reynolds, Keenan Ricard, Patrick Shakir, Maurquice Siragusa, Nico Skura, Matt Smith, Jimmy Smith, Za’Darius Stanley, Ronnie Suggs, Terrell Taliaferro, Lorenzo Tucker, Justin Urban, Brent Wade, Trevin Wallace, Mike Watson, Benjamin Webb, Lardarius Weddle, Eric Wesley, De’Ondre West, Terrance Whalen, Griff White, Tim Williams, Brandon Williams, Maxx Williams, Tim Woodhead, Danny Woodrum, Josh Wormley, Chris Yanda, Marshal Zuttah. Jeremy

Exp. College R 3 R R 1 R R 6 3 R 1 4 2 10 R 2 8 1 3 2 5 R 10 1 2 R 8 R 4 5 4 R 2 2 12 6 2 5 R 1 9 1 7 3 2 7 R 2 4 R 2 2 R R 3 2 R 2 1 6 1 R R R 1 7 3 2 15 4 6 4 5 9 14 9 11 3 4 5 R 5 3 R 9 1 R 11 10

H.S. Hometown

Mississippi Southern California Michigan South Alabama Michigan Tennessee-Chattanooga Houston Georgia Delaware Pittsburgh Baylor Wake Forest Virginia Grand Valley State Virginia Tech Boise State Tennessee BYU Iowa Louisiana Tech Grambling State Texas A&M Delaware West Alabama Michigan Jacksonville State Northern Iowa Alabama North Carolina Oklahoma Colorado State-Pueblo Buffalo Grand Valley State BYU Nebraska Tennessee State Nebraska Duke Oregon LSU Missouri Virginia Tech Arkansas Kentucky Washington State Marshall Virginia Cincinnati Alabama Rutgers Colorado Portland State Oregon State Stetson Central Florida Samford Utah UCLA Akron Western Kentucky Navy Maine Middle Tennessee State San Diego State Duke Colorado Kentucky Notre Dame Arizona State Coastal Carolina Texas Virginia Arizona Mississippi Georgia Nicholls State Utah BYU Towson Stanford Arizona State Missouri Southern St. Minnesota Alabama Chadron State Liberty Michigan Iowa Rutgers

Cedar Hill, TX Miccosukee, FL Fenton, MI Sacramento, CA Canton, MI Clarksville, TN Tyler, TX Fayetteville, GA Sussex, NJ Trotwood, OH Gaithersburg, MD Clarksville, MD Richmond, VA Flint, MI Suffolk, VA Honolulu, HI Collierville, TN San Jose, CA Detroit, MI Strong, AR Ozark, AL London, England Audubon, NJ Angie, LA Cleveland, OH Marietta, GA Davenport, IA Hoover, AL Plainfield, IN Chula Vista, CA Fort Morgan, CO Springfield, MA West Bloomfield, MI Provo, UT Seward, NE Winston-Salem, NC Tempe, AZ Opa-locka, FL Abbotsford, British Columbia Breaux Bridge, LA Kirkwood, MO Point Pleasant, NJ Texarkana, TX Los Angeles, CA Sacramento, CA Lakeland, FL Virginia Beach, VA Tampa, FL Mobile, AL Capitol Heights, MD Douala, Cameroon Inglewood, CA Corona, CA Fayetteville, GA Lithonia, GA Daphne, AL Amite, LA La Puente, CA Lima, OH Griffin, GA Antioch, TN Spencer, MA Los Angeles, CA San Diego, CA Columbus, OH Colton, CA Greenville, AL Las Vegas, NV Chandler, AZ Yorktown, VA Austin, TX Mississauga, ON, CAN Stony Point, TX New Orleans, LA Rock Hill, SC Opelika, AL Alta Loma, CA Antioch, CA Baltimore, MD Sylvania, OH Los Angeles, CA Kirkwood, MO Waconia, MN Baton Rouge, LA North Platte, NE Roanoke, VA Toledo, OH Anamosa, IA Edison, NJ N ew O rleans S aints | G a m eday M a g a z in e 2017 91


Saints - Depth Chart & Roster Depth Chart

Numerical Roster

OFFENSE

# name pos.

WR 13 Michael Thomas 16 Brandon Coleman 15 Jake Lampman 87 Tommylee Lewis 88 De’Quan Hampton LT 72 Terron Armstead 71 Ryan Ramczyk 69 Kahlif Barnes LG 75 Andrus Peat 77 John Fullington 62 Kristjan Sokoli C 60 Max Unger 61 Josh LeRibeus 63 Cameron Tom RG 67 Larry Warford 65 Senio Kelemete 78 Landon Turner RT 64 Zach Strief 79 Bryce Harris 73 Jerry Ugokwe TE 82 Coby Fleener 89 Josh Hill 86 John Phillips 84 Michael Hoomanawanui 80 Clay Harbor 45 Garrett Griffin 46 Braedon Bowman WR 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 83 Willie Snead IV 11 Corey Fuller 14 Travin Dural QB 9 Drew Brees 10 Chase Daniel 18 Garrett Grayson 2 Ryan Nassib RB 22 Mark Ingram II / 28 Adrian Peterson 38 Travaris Cadet 41 Alvin Kamara 36 Daniel Lasco 34 Darius Victor 33 Trey Edmunds FB 29 John Kuhn 39 Zach Line

2 Ryan Nassib 3 Wil Lutz 6 Thomas Morstead 9 Drew Brees 10 Chase Daniel 11 Corey Fuller 13 Michael Thomas 14 Travin Dural 15 Jake Lampman 16 Brandon Coleman 18 Garrett Grayson 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 20 Ken Crawley 21 De’Vante Harris 22 Mark Ingram II 23 Marshon Lattimore 24 Sterling Moore 25 Rafael Bush 26 P.J. Williams 27 Damian Swann 28 Adrian Peterson 29 John Kuhn 30 Erik Harris 31 Chris Banjo 32 Kenny Vaccaro 33 Trey Edmunds 34 Elijah Mitchell 34 Darius Victor 35 Malik Foreman 36 Daniel Lasco 37 Arthur Maulet 38 Travaris Cadet 39 Taveze Calhoun 39 Zach Line 40 Delvin Breaux 41 Alvin Kamara 42 Bryan Braman 43 Marcus Williams 44 Hau’oli Kikaha 45 Garrett Griffin 46 Braedon Bowman 47 Alex Anzalone 48 Vonn Bell 49 Justin Drescher 50 Stephone Anthony 51 Manti Te’o 52 Craig Robertson 53 A.J. Klein

DEFENSE RDE 57 Alex Okafor 44 Hau’oli Kikaha 97 Al-Quadin Muhammad RDT 95 Tyeler Davison 93 David Onyemata LDT 98 Sheldon Rankins 76 Tony McDaniel LDE 94 Cameron Jordan 55 Darryl Tapp WILL 52 Craig Robertson 47 Alex Anzalone MLB 51 Manti Te’o 50 Stephone Anthony SAM 53 A.J. Klein 54 Nate Stupar RCB 20 Ken Crawley 21 De’Vante Harris 37 Arthur Maulet SS 32 Kenny Vaccaro 25 Rafael Bush FS 48 Vonn Bell 43 Marcus Williams LCB 26 P.J. Williams 40 Delvin Breaux 27 Damian Swann

58 74 96 70 92 68 91 73 99 42 59 56 23 35 31 30 24 39 34

Obum Gwacham Alex Jenkins Ashaad Mabry Mitchell Loewen Justin Zimmer John Hughes III Trey Hendrickson Jason Jones Adam Bighill Bryan Braman Jonathan Walton Michael Mauti Marshon Lattimore Malik Foreman Chris Banjo Erik Harris Sterling Moore Taveze Calhoun Elijah Mitchell

SPECIAL TEAMS P 6 Thomas Morstead K 3 Wil Lutz KO 3 Wil Lutz LS 49 Justin Drescher 46 Braedon Bowman H 6 Thomas Morstead 10 Chase Daniel PR 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 41 Alvin Kamara 87 21 De’Vante Harris 38 KR 19 Ted Ginn Jr. 41 Alvin Kamara 87 38

Tommylee Lewis Travaris Cadet Tommylee Lewis Travaris Cadet

QB K P QB QB WR WR WR WR WR QB WR CB CB RB CB CB S CB CB RB FB DB S S RB CB RB DB RB CB RB CB FB CB RB OLB S LB TE TE/ LS LB S LS LB LB LB LB

# name pos. 54 Nate Stupar LB 55 Darryl Tapp DE 56 Michael Mauti LB 57 Alex Okafor DE 58 Obum Gwacham DE 59 Jonathan Walton LB 60 Max Unger C 61 Josh LeRibeus G 62 Kristjan Sokoli OL 63 Cameron Tom C 64 Zach Strief T 65 Senio Kelemete G/C 67 Larry Warford G 68 John Hughes III DT 69 Khalif Barnes T 70 Mitchell Loewen DL 71 Ryan Ramczyk T 72 Terron Armstead T 73o Jerry Ugokwe T 73d Jason Jones DE 74 Alex Jenkins DE 75 Andrus Peat T 76 Tony McDaniel DT 77 John Fullington OL 78 Landon Turner OL 79 Bryce Harris T 80 Clay Harbor TE 82 Coby Fleener TE 83 Willie Snead IV WR 84 Michael Hoomanawanui TE 86 John Phillips TE 87 Tommylee Lewis WR 88 De’Quan Hampton WR 89 Josh Hill TE 91 Trey Hendrickson DE 92 Justin Zimmer DT 93 David Onyemata DT 94 Cameron Jordan DE 95 Tyeler Davison DT 96 Ashaad Mabry DT 97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 98 Sheldon Rankins DT 99 Adam Bighill LB

pronunciation Guide LB Stephone Anthony (Stefan) // LB Alex Anzalone (an-za-LOAN-ee) // T Terron Armstead (ter-RON) // T Khalif Barnes (ka-LEEF) // CB Taveze Calhoun (tah-VEZ) DE Obum Gwacham (oh-BOOM GWAH-chem) TE Michael Hoomanawanui (HO-oh-mah-nah-wah-noo-wee) // G/C Senio Kelemete (SENN-ee-oh KEL-uh-MET-tay) LB Hau’oli Kikaha (ha-OH-lee key-KAH-hah) // FB John Kuhn (KOON) // G Josh LeRibeus (luh-REE-bus // DE Mitchell Loewen (Layv-en) LB Michael Mauti (MAW-tee) DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (ahl-Kwah-DEEN) // QB Ryan Nassib (NAH-sib) // DT David Onyemata (un-ye-mah-tah) // G/T Andrus Peat (an-druss pete) // T Ryan Ramczyk (RAM-check) T Zach Strief (Streef) // LB Manti Te’o (MAN-tie TAY-oh) // T Jerry Ugokwe (you-GO-kway)

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Ravens - Depth Chart & Roster Numerical Roster

Depth Chart

OFFENSE

# name pos.

WR 11 Breshad Perriman 12 Michael Campanaro 13 Chris Matthews 88 Quincy Adeboyejo 83 CJ Board WR 17 Mike Wallace 18 Jeremy Maclin 10 Chris Moore 8 Griff Whalen 14 Keenan Reynolds 6 Tim White LT 79 Ronnie Stanley 77 De’Ondre Wesley 70 Roubbens Joseph LG 74 James Hurst 68 Matt Skura 63 Jarrod Pughsley 72 Alex Lewis C 66 Ryan Jensen 64 Jeremy Zuttah 62 Derrick Nelson RG 73 Marshal Yanda 71 Jermaine Eluemunor 61 Jarell Broxton 65 Nico Siragusa RT 78 Austin Howard 67 Stephane Nembot 76 Maurquice Shakir TE 86 Nick Boyle 82 Benjamin Watson 87 Maxx Williams 84 Larry Donnell 16 Vince Mayle 81 Ryan Malleck QB 5 Joe Flacco 15 Ryan Mallett 7 Thaddeus Lewis 1 Josh Woodrum FB 34 Lorenzo Taliaferro 44 Ricky Ortiz RB 28 Terrance West 39 Danny Woodhead 37 Javorius Allen 38 Bobby Rainey 33 Taquan Mizzell 30 Kenneth Dixon

1 Josh Woodrum QB 3 Kenny Allen P/K 4 Sam Koch P 5 Joe Flacco QB 6 Tim White WR 7 Thaddeus Lewis QB 8 Griff Whalen WR 9 Justin Tucker K 10 Chris Moore WR/RS 11 Breshad Perriman WR 12 Michael Campanaro WR/ RS 13 Chris Matthews WR 14 Keenan Reynolds WR/ RS 15 Ryan Mallett QB 16 Vince Mayle TE/WR 17 Mike Wallace WR 18 Jeremy Maclin WR 21 Lardarius Webb DB/RS 22 Jimmy Smith CB 23 Tony Jefferson S 24 Brandon Carr CB 26 Maurice Canady CB 27 Sheldon Price CB 28 Terrance West RB 29 Marlon Humphrey CB 30 Kenneth Dixon RB 31 Robertson Daniel CB 32 Eric Weddle S 33 Taquan Mizzell RB 34 Lorenzo Taliaferro FB/RB 35 Brandon Boykin CB 36 Chuck Clark S 37 Javorius Allen RB 38 Bobby Rainey RB 39 Danny Woodhead RB 40 Reggie Porter CB 41 Anthony Levine Sr. DB/LB 42 Otha Foster DB 43 Jaylen Hill CB 44 Ricky Ortiz FB 45 Brennen Beyer OLB 46 Morgan Cox LS 47 Boseko Lokombo LB 48 Patrick Onwuasor ILB 49 Trevin Wade CB 50 Albert McClellan LB 51 Kamalei Correa LB

DEFENSE DT 98 Brandon Williams 69 Willie Henry 93 Chris Wormley NT 97 Michael Pierce 94 Carl Davis 91 Patrick Ricard DE 96 Brent Urban 92 Bronson Kaufusi RUSH 55 Terrell Suggs 90 Za’Darius Smith 56 Tim Williams 95 Randy Allen MLB 57 C.J. Mosley 50 Albert McClellan 45 Brennen Beyer WLB 51 Kamalei Correa 48 Patrick Onwuasor 53 Bam Bradley 58 Donald Payne SLB 99 Matthew Judon 54 Tyus Bowser 47 Boseko Lokombo LCB 24 Brandon Carr 29 Marlon Humphrey 35 Brandon Boykin 43 Jaylen Hill 40 Reggie Porter SS 23 Tony Jefferson 41 Anthony Levine Sr. 42 Otha Foster FS 32 Eric Weddle 21 Lardarius Webb 36 Chuck Clark RCB 22 Jimmy Smith 27 Sheldon Price 31 Robertson Daniel 49 Trevin Wade 26 Maurice Canady

SPECIAL TEAMS P 4 Sam Koch 3 Kenny Allen K 9 Justin Tucker 3 Kenny Allen H 4 Sam Koch 3 Kenny Allen LS 46 Morgan Cox KOR 10 Chris Moore 12 Michael Campanaro 14 33 PR 12 Michael Campanaro 21 Lardarius Webb 14 38

Keenan Reynolds Taquan Mizzell Keenan Reynolds Bobby Rainey

# name pos. 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 81 82 83 84 86 87 88 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Bam Bradley ILB Tyus Bowser OLB Terrell Suggs OLB Tim Williams OLB C.J. Mosley ILB Donald Payne ILB Lamar Louis ILB Jarell Broxton G Derrick Nelson C Jarrod Pughsley G Jeremy Zuttah G/C Nico Siragusa G Ryan Jensen G/C Stephane Nembot T Matt Skura C Willie Henry DT Roubbens Joseph T Jermaine Eluemunor G/T Alex Lewis G/T Marshal Yanda G/T James Hurst T Maurquice Shakir G De’Ondre Wesley G/T Austin Howard T Ronnie Stanley T Ryan Malleck TE Benjamin Watson TE C.J. Board WR Larry Donnell TE Nick Boyle TE Maxx Williams TE Quincy Adeboyejo WR Za’Darius Smith OLB Patrick Ricard DL Bronson Kaufusi DE Chris Wormley DE Carl Davis DT Randy Allen LB Brent Urban DE Michael Pierce DT Brandon Williams DT Matthew Judon OLB

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Saints - statistics 2016 Regular season Statistics 2016 Regular Season: Won 7, Lost 9 Date

W/L

Score

Opp.

9/11/16

L

34- 35

Oakland Raiders

9/18/16

L

13- 16

at New York Giants

9/26/16

L

32- 45

Atlanta Falcons

10/2/16

W

35- 34

at San Diego Chargers

10/16/16

W

41- 38

Carolina Panthers

10/23/16

L

21- 27

at Kansas City Chiefs

10/30/16

W

25- 20

Seattle Seahawks

11/6/16

W

41- 23

at San Francisco 49ers

11/13/16

L

23- 25

Denver Broncos

11/17/16

L

20- 23

at Carolina Panthers

11/27/16

W

49- 21

12/4/16 12/11/16

L L

13- 28 11-16

Scoring TD Ru Pa Rt PAT FG 2Pt PTS Lutz

0 0 0 0 1/1 4/4 0

W.Lutz

0

M.Ingram

10 6 4 0 0/0

0

0

0 49/50 28/34 0

13 133

0/0 2

64

M.Thomas 9 0 9 0 0/0 0/0 0

54

B.Cooks

8 0 8 0 0/0 0/0 0

48

J.Kuhn

5 4 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

30

T.Hightower 5 4 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

30

W.Snead

4 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 0

24

T.Cadet

4 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 0

24

C.Fleener

4 1 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

24

B.Coleman 3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

Los Angeles Rams

D.Brees

2 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

Detroit Lions

J.Hill

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

6

at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

P.Kruger

0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

2

12/18/16

W

48- 41

at Arizona Cardinals

Team

55 17

38 0 49/50 28/34 2

469

12/24/16

W

31- 24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Opponents

51 19

27 5 44/46 32/35 3

454

1/1/17

L

32- 38

at Atlanta Falcons

Score by Periods Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS Team Stats

Saints

Opp.

Total First Downs 395 353 Rushing 105 91 Passing 265 230 Penalty 25 32 3rd Down: Made/Att 107/220 84/194 3rd Down Pct. 48.60% 43.30% 4th Down: Made/Att 13/15 10-Apr 4th Down Pct. 86.70% 40.00% Possession Avg. 30:57:00 29:03:00 Total Net Yards 6816 6006 Avg. Per Game 426 375.4 Total Plays 1105 1008 Avg. Per Play 6.2 6 Net Yards Rushing 1742 1626 Avg. Per Game 108.9 101.6 Total Rushes 404 396 Net Yards Passing 5074 4380 Avg. Per Game 317.1 273.8 Sacked/Yards Lost 27/184 30/213 Gross Yards 5258 4593 Attempts/Completions 674/472 582/378 Completion Pct. 70.00% 64.90% Had Intercepted 15 9 Punts/Average 57/48.3 56/46.8 Net Punting Avg. 42.4 40.7 Penalties/Yards 107/969 104/881 Fumbles/Ball Lost 17/9 17/12 Touchdowns 55 51 Rushing 17 19 Passing 38 27 Returns 0 5

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89 135 88 157 0

469

Opponents

92 181 65 116 0

454

RB Pierre Thomas

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Saints - statistics 2016 Regular season Statistics Rushing No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

Punting No. Yds. Avg. Net TB In Lg B

M.Ingram

205 1043 5.1

T.Morstead 57 2751 48.3 42.4 5 22 66 0

T.Hightower

133 548 4.1 30 4

Team

J.Kuhn

18 37 2.1 4 4

Opponents 56 2619 46.8 40.7 6 22 68 0

D.Lasco

11 32 2.9 6 0

B.Cooks

6 30 5

D.Brees

23 20 0.9 7 2

T.Cadet

4 19 4.8 16 0

T.Lewis

3 11 3.7 7 0

C.Fleener

1 2 2 2t 1

Team

404 1742 4.3

75t 17

Opponents

396 1626 4.1

75t 19

75t 6

11 0

57 2751 48.3 42.4 5 22 66 0

Punt Returns Ret. FC Yds. Avg. Long TD T.Lewis M.Murphy J.Byrd B.Cooks D.Harris Team Opponents

14 8 160 11.4 59 0 6 0 57 9.5 22 0 1 9 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 17 221 9.6 59 0 29 7 237 8.2 18 0

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. Long TD M.Thomas

92 1137 12.4 46

B.Cooks

78 1173 15

9

W.Snead

72 895 12.4 49 4

C.Fleener

50 631 12.6 50t 3

M.Ingram

46 319 6.9 22 4

T.Cadet

40 281 7

B.Coleman

26 281 10.8 38 3

T.Hightower

22 200 9.1 50t 1

J.Kuhn

16 70 4.4 11 1

J.Hill

15 149 9.9 35 1

T.Lewis

7 76 10.9 26 0

J.Phillips

5 32 6.4 10 0

D.Lasco

2 11 5.5 7 0

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

98t 8

T.Cadet T.Lewis M.Murphy T.Hightower Team Opponents

25 4

10 144 14.4 25 0 8 152 19 26 0 7 105 15 26 0 3 61 20.3 31 0 28 462 16.5 31 0 40 898 22.5 61 0

Field Goals 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ W.Lutz

1/1 7/7 9/11 8/8 3/7

Team

1/1 7/7 9/11 8/8 3/7

Opponents

1/1 9/9 8/8 12/13 2/4

M.Murphy 1 3 3 3 0 Team

472 5258 11.1 98t 38

Opponents

378 4593 12.2 66t 27

Fumbles Lost: D.Brees 4, M.Ingram 2, M.Thomas 2, D.Harris 1

Total: 9 interceptions No.

Yds. Avg.

Long TD

J.Byrd

2 35 17.5 24 0

K.Vaccaro

2 30 15 30 0

S.Moore

2 8 4 8 0

Opponent Fumble Recoveries: P.Kruger 2, C.Robertson 2, N.Stupar 2, K.Vaccaro 1, K.Crawley 1, V.Bell 1, D.Harris 1, D.Tapp 1, J.Laurinaitis 1

Total: 12

C.Robertson 1 29 29 29 0 B.Webb

1 7 7 7 0

N.Stupar

1 0 0 0 0

Team

9 109 12.1 30 0

Opponents

15 240 16 90t 2

Passing Att. Cmp. D.Brees W.Snead

Yds.

Cmp%

673 471 5208 70.00% 1

1

50 100.00%

Yds/Att TD TD% Int Int% 7.7 50

Long

37 5.50% 15 2.20% 98t 1 100.00% 0 0.00%

50t

Sack/Lost Rating 27/184

101.7

0/0

158.3

Team

674 472 5258 70.00%

7.8

38 5.60% 15 2.20% 98t

27/184

102.5

Opponents

582 378 4593 64.90%

7.9

27 4.60% 9 1.50% 66t

30/213

98.1

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Ravens - Statistics 2016 Regular season Statistics 2016 Regular SeasoN: Won 8, Lost 8 Date W/L Score Opp. 9/11/16 9/18/16 9/25/16 10/2/16 10/9/16 10/16/16 10/23/16 11/6/16 11/10/16 11/20/16 11/27/16 12/4/16 12/12/16 12/18/16 12/25/16 1/1/17

W W W L L L L W W L W W L W L L

13- 7 25- 20 19- 17 27- 28 10-16 23- 27 16- 24 21- 14 28- 7 17- 27 19- 14 38- 6 23- 30 27- 26 27- 31 10-27

Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars Oakland Raiders Washington Redskins at New York Giants at New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys Cincinnati Bengals Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Scoring TD Ru Pa Rt K-PAT FG S PTS J.Tucker

0

T.West

6 5 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

0

0

0 27/27 38/39 0

141 36

S.Smith

5 0 5 0 0/0 0/0 2

34

M.Wallace

4 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 1

26

B.Perriman 3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

K.Dixon

3 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

C.Moore

2 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0

12

D.Pitta

2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

J.Flacco

2 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

D.Waller

2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

K.Juszczyk 1 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1

8

C.Gillmore

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

6

K.Aiken

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

Team

32 10

20 2 27/27 38/39 4

343

Opponents

39 10

28 1 33/36 16/22 1

321

6

Score by Periods Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS Team Stats

Baltimore

Opp.

Team

93 82 62 106 0

343

Total First Downs

316

294

Opponents

73 79 60 109 0

321

Rushing

79 74

Passing

205 190

Penalty

32 30

3rd Down: Made/Att

86/233

75/214

3rd Down Pct.

36.90%

35.00%

4th Down: Made/Att

19-Aug

16-Nov

4th Down Pct.

42.10%

68.80%

Possession Avg.

30:46:00

29:14:00

Total Net Yards

5563

5154

Avg. Per Game

347.7

322.1

Total Plays

1079

993

Avg. Per Play

5.2

5.2

Net Yards Rushing

1463

1430

Avg. Per Game

91.4

89.4

Total Rushes

367

384

Net Yards Passing

4100

3724

Avg. Per Game

256.3

232.8

Sacked/Yards Lost

33/243

31/223

Gross Yards

4343

3947

Attempts/Completions 679/439

578/369

Completion Pct.

64.70%

63.80%

Had Intercepted

16

18

Punts/Average

80/45.8 91/44.9

Net Punting Avg.

39.9

Penalties/Yards

125/1111 95/900

Fumbles/Ball Lost

19/7

40.5 26/10

Touchdowns 32 39 Rushing

10 10

Passing

20 28

Returns 2 1

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Rushing No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

interceptions No.

T.West

193 774 4

41 5

E.Weddle

4 92 23 53 0

K.Dixon

88 382 4.3 20 2

C.Mosley

4 40 10 28 0

J.Forsett

31 98 3.2 11 0

Z.Orr

3 23 7.7 14 0

M.Campanaro 3 72 24 39 0

T.Young

2 22 11 16 0

J.Flacco

21 58 2.8 16 2

J.Powers

2 1 0.5 1 0

J.Allen

9 34 3.8 7 0

W.Davis

1 0 0 0 0

M.Wallace

5 31 6.2 13 0

L.Webb

1 0 0 0 0

K.Juszczyk

5 22 4.4 10t 1

T.Jernigan 1 0 0 0 0

C.Moore

3 19 6.3 10 0

Team

18 178 9.9 53 0

Opponents

16 169 10.6 51 0

B.Perriman 1 2 2 2 0

Yds. Avg.

Long TD

L.Taliaferro 1 0 0 0 0 R.Mallett

5 -6 -1.2 -1 0

S.Koch

2

Team

367 1463 4

41

Opponents

384 1430 3.7

85t 10

-23 -11.5 0

0

Punting No. Yds. Avg. Net TB In Lg B

10

S.Koch

80 3665 45.8 39.9 5 37 68 0

Team

80 3665 45.8 39.9 5 37 68 0

Opponents 91 4089 44.9 40.5 8 31 63 1

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. Long TD D.Pitta

86 729 8.5 30 2

M.Wallace

72 1017 14.1 95t 4

Punt Returns Ret. FC Yds. Avg. Long TD

S.Smith

70 799 11.4 52t 5

Ellington

1

0

K.Juszczyk

37 266 7.2 40 0

Ervin

1

1

T.West

34 236 6.9 17 1

McCarron

1

2

B.Perriman

33 499 15.1 53t 3

TEAM

3

3

20

K.Dixon

30 162 5.4 16 1

OPPONENTS

10

0

104

K.Aiken

29 328 11.3 29 1

J.Forsett

11 36 3.3 10 0

D.Waller

10 85 8.5 15 2

C.Gillmore

8 71 8.9 22 1

C.Moore

7 46 6.6 13 0

N.Boyle

6 44 7.3 20 0

J.Allen

3 15 5 8 0

0

0.0

0

0

19

19.0

19

0

1

1.0

1

0

6.7

19

0

10.4

32

0

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long TD D.Hester

19 466 24.5 60 0

C.Moore

7

162 23.1 34

0

L.Taliaferro 3 10 3.3 8 0 M.Campanaro 0 0

0

0

Field Goals 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+

0

A.Lewis

0 0 0 0 0

J.Tucker

0/ 0

4/4

10/11

14/ 14

10/10

Team

439 4343 9.9

Team

0/ 0

4/4

10/11

14/ 14

10/10

Opponents

369 3947 10.7 79t 28

Opponents

0/ 0

9/9

5/5

2/4

0/ 4

Passing Att. Cmp. J.Flacco

Yds.

95t 20

Cmp%

672 436 4317 64.90%

R.Mallett

6

3

J.Tucker

1

0

Long

Sack/Lost Rating

6.4

20 3.00% 15 2.20% 95t

33/243

83.5

4.3

0 0.00% 1 16.70% 12

0/0

22.2

0.00%

0

0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0

0/0

39.6

Team

679 439 4343 64.70%

6.4

20 2.90% 16 2.40% 95t

33/243

82.6

Opponents

578 369 3947 63.80%

6.8

28 4.80% 18 3.10% 79t

31/223

86.9

100

26 50.00%

Yds/Att TD TD% Int Int%

0

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Outside the huddle

WR Michael Thomas #13 S

aints WR Michael Thomas is coming off of an impressive rookie season in 2016 when he set club rookie records for receptions (92), receiving yardage (1,137) and touchdown grabs (nine). While most of his time is spent preparing for further improvement both in himself and the team, the Southern California native sat down to discuss some of his favorites things off the field.

What’s your favorite food? Tacos What is your earliest Super Bowl memory from when you were a child? Probably watching my uncle (Keyshawn Johnson) play in his first Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers What song do you like to listen to to get you pumped up? I like ‘We Gonna Make It’ by Jadakiss but I also like Future, of course, and Nipsey Hussle also Who is your favorite non-Saint NFL player? Calvin Johnson What’s your secret talent? I can juggle What’s the most memorable moment of your Saints career so far? Probably running out of the tunnel as a starter for the first time. Who do you think is the funniest guy or coach on the team?  Coach Curtis Johnson or Pete Carmichael Do you have a favorite in New Orleans? Desi Vega’s Steakhouse

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Who do you think is the toughest guy on the team? Zach Strief Besides football, what’s your favorite sport to play? Basketball Do you have any preparations on game day? Not really anything too crazy, I just like to lock into the gameplan, listen to music, get in the hot tub, and stretch What pro sports team did you root for growing up? The Dallas Cowboys Which Saint do you think is gonna step into the limelight or surprise people this year? There’s a bunch of guys that are but if I had to pick one it would be Brandon Coleman What’s your favorite movie? Friday Who’s your favorite superhero? Superman What’s the last book you read? Grit by Angela Duckworth


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QB Chase Daniel#10 S

aints QB Chase Daniel is an eight-year NFL veteran who after originally signing with the club in 2009 and serving as Drew Brees’ backup from 2010-12, rejoined the team in the 2017 offseason. An asset on the field and as a sounding board for Brees with his intelligence and man committed to the community as evidenced by hosting a softball game with teammate Delvin Breaux to benefit Team Gleason and Son of a Saint, Daniel sat back to discuss some of the things he enjoys in his free time.

What is your favorite food? Mexican food, especially fajitas

Who is the funniest guy on the team? Cam Jordan

What is your earliest Super Bowl memory from when you were growing up? When the Cowboys won two Super Bowls in a row (XXVII and XXVIII). I was somewhat of a Cowboys fan growing up in Irving, so watching those guys play was pretty sweet

Do you have a favorite restaurant in New Orleans? I love the original Drago’s. Or maybe Rockn-Sake

Who is your favorite non-Saint NFL player? Brett Favre Do you have a secret talent? I’m a decent golfer What has been your most special moment as an NFL player? When we won the Super Bowl in 2009. Not just the win, but also the afterparty, the hotel, and the parade. Everything that went with it

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Who is the toughest guy on the team? John Kuhn Who is a Saint you think could step into the limelight this year? Corey Fuller, absolutely What is your favorite movie? Can’t decide. My wife and I watch so many movies. We are movie buffs. I prefer comedies for sure Who is your favorite superhero? Superman. He can fly What is the last book you have read? The Bible


NFC Regular Season Schedule Arizona

Atlanta

cardinals Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 25 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 9 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

at Detroit Lions 12:00 PM at Indianapolis Colts 12:00 PM Dallas Cowboys (Mon) 7:30 PM San Francisco 49ers 3:05 PM at Philadelphia Eagles 12:00 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3:05 PM at Los Angeles Rams (London) 12:00 PM BYE at San Francisco 49ers 3:05 PM Seattle Seahawks (Thu) 7:25 PM at Houston Texans 12:00 PM Jacksonville Jaguars 3:25 PM Los Angeles Rams 3:25 PM Tennessee Titans 3:05 PM at Washington Redskins 12:00 PM New York Giants 3:25 PM at Seattle Seahawks 3:25 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 20 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 18 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Dallas Sept. 10 Sep. 18 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 6 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Minnesota New Orleans Saints (Mon) 6:10 PM at Pittsburgh Steelers 12:00 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12:00 PM Detroit Lions 12:00 PM at Chicago Bears (Mon) 7:30 PM Green Bay Packers 12:00 PM Baltimore Ravens 12:00 PM at Cleveland Browns (London) 8:30 AM BYE at Washington Redskins 12:00 PM Los Angeles Rams 12:00 PM at Detroit Lions (Thu) 11:30 AM at Atlanta Falcons 12:00 PM at Carolina Panthers 12:00 PM Cincinnati Bengals 12:00 PM at Green Bay Packers (Sat) 7:30 PM Chicago Bears 12:00 PM

Sep. 11 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

3:25 PM 3:25 PM 7:25 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 3:25 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:25 PM 3:05 PM 3:25 PM

at Minnesota Vikings (Mon) New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins (London) BYE Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Rams Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (Thu) New York Jets Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

at Green Bay Packers San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams BYE at New York Giants Houston Texans Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals (Thu) Atlanta Falcons (Mon) at San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys Arizona Cardinals

All Times are Central.

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Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Sep. 28 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 6 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 23 Dec. 31

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Sept. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Sep. 28 Oct. 9 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

6:10 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 8:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Cincinnati Bengals Chicago Bears (Thu) at Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints BYE Detroit Lions (Mon) at Chicago Bears Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers 12:00 PM at Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers Minnesota Vikings (Sat) at Detroit Lions

3:25 PM 7:30 PM 3:25 PM 7:25 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 21 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

at Dallas Cowboys 7:30 PM Detroit Lions (Mon) 7:30 PM at Philadelphia Eagles 12:00 PM at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3:05 PM Los Angeles Chargers 12:00 PM at Denver Broncos 7:30 PM Seattle Seahawks 3:25 PM BYE Los Angeles Rams 12:00 PM at San Francisco 49ers 3:25 PM Kansas City Chiefs 12:00 PM at Washington Redskins (Thu) 7:30 PM at Oakland Raiders 3:25 PM Dallas Cowboys 3:25 PM Philadelphia Eagles 12:00 PM at Arizona Cardinals 3:25 PM Washington Redskins 12:00 PM

3:25 PM 3:05 PM 3:05 PM 7:25 PM 7:30 PM 3:05 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

at Miami Dolphins Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings New York Giants New England Patriots (Thu) at Arizona Cardinals at Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints New York Jets BYE at Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Atlanta Falcons (Mon) at Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints

Indianapolis Colts 3:05 PM Washington Redskins 3:25 PM at San Francisco 49ers (Thu) 7:25 PM at Dallas Cowboys 12:00 PM Seattle Seahawks 3:05 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars 3:05 PM Arizona Cardinals (London) 12:00 PM BYE at New York Giants 12:00 PM Houston Texans 3:05 PM at Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM New Orleans Saints 3:05 PM at Arizona Cardinals 3:25 PM Philadelphia Eagles 3:25 PM at Seattle Seahawks 3:05 PM at Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM San Francisco 49ers 3:25 PM

e agles Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 25 Dec. 31

at Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs New York Giants at Los Angeles Chargers Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers (Thu) Washington Redskins (Mon) San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos BYE at Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants Oakland Raiders (Mon) Dallas Cowboys

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM

Washington

buccaneers Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 18 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Philadelphia

Tampa Bay 3:25 PM 3:25 PM 3:05 PM 7:30 PM 3:05 PM

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

r ams

gi ants Sep. 10 Sep. 18 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers (Thu) Minnesota Vikings (Mon) at Baltimore Ravens Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints BYE Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions (Sat) Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings

Los Angeles

New York

se ahawks Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 9 Nov. 20 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

3:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM

packers

Seattle

49ers

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Rams (Thu) at Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Arizona Cardinals New York Giants BYE Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears at Houston Texans Tennessee Titans Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams

Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants (Mon) Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints BYE Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers (Mon) Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings (Thu) at Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chicago Bears (Sat) at Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers

at San Francisco 49ers Buffalo Bills New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots at Detroit Lions Philadelphia Eagles (Thu) at Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Atlanta Falcons Miami Dolphins (Mon) BYE at New York Jets at New Orleans Saints Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

be ars

Green Bay

sa ints

San Francisco Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 21 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

New Orleans

v ik ings Sep. 11 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 9 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 23 Dec. 31

at Chicago Bears 12:00 PM Green Bay Packers 7:30 PM at Detroit Lions 12:00 PM Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM BYE Miami Dolphins 12:00 PM at New England Patriots 7:30 PM at New York Jets 12:00 PM at Carolina Panthers 12:00 PM Dallas Cowboys 3:25 PM at Seattle Seahawks (Mon) 7:30 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12:00 PM Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM New Orleans Saints (Thu) 7:25 PM at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mon) 7:30 PM at New Orleans Saints 12:00 PM Carolina Panthers 12:00 PM

l ions

New York Giants 7:30 PM at Denver Broncos 3:25 PM at Arizona Cardinals (Mon) 7:30 PM Los Angeles Rams 12:00 PM Green Bay Packers 3:25 PM BYE at San Francisco 49ers 3:05 PM at Washington Redskins 3:25 PM Kansas City Chiefs 3:25 PM at Atlanta Falcons 3:25 PM Philadelphia Eagles 7:30 PM Los Angeles Chargers (Thu) 3:30 PM Washington Redskins (Thu) 7:25 PM at New York Giants 3:25 PM at Oakland Raiders 7:30 PM Seattle Seahawks 3:25 PM at Philadelphia Eagles 12:00 PM

Chicago

panthers

Detroit

cowboys Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 25 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Carolina

falcons

redsk ins 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 7:25 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (Mon) BYE San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles (Mon) Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints New York Giants (Thu) at Dallas Cowboys (Thu) at Los Angeles Chargers Arizona Cardinals Denver Broncos at New York Giants

12:00 PM 3:25 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:25 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:25 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM


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AFC Regular Season Schedule Buffalo

Baltimore Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 26 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 27 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 23 Dec. 31

at Cincinnati Bengals 12:00 PM Cleveland Browns 12:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) 8:30 AM Pittsburgh Steelers 12:00 PM at Oakland Raiders 3:05 PM Chicago Bears 12:00 PM at Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM Miami Dolphins (Thu) 7:25 PM at Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM BYE at Green Bay Packers 12:00 PM Houston Texans (Mon) 7:30 PM Detroit Lions 12:00 PM at Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30 PM at Cleveland Browns 12:00 PM Indianapolis Colts (Sat) 3:30 PM Cincinnati Bengals 12:00 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 2 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Denver Los Angeles Chargers (Mon) 9:20 PM Dallas Cowboys 3:25 PM at Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM Oakland Raiders 3:25 PM BYE New York Giants 7:30 PM at Los Angeles Chargers 3:25 PM at Kansas City Chiefs (Mon) 7:30 PM at Philadelphia Eagles 12:00 PM New England Patriots 7:30 PM Cincinnati Bengals 3:25 PM at Oakland Raiders 3:25 PM at Miami Dolphins 12:00 PM New York Jets 3:05 PM at Indianapolis Colts (Thu) 7:25 PM at Washington Redskins 12:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs 3:25 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 14 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 27 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 25 Dec. 31

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 26 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 11 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

12:00 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 PM

at Los Angeles Rams Arizona Cardinals Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans (Mon) Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans Pittsburgh Steelers BYE Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills Denver Broncos (Thu) at Baltimore Ravens (Sat) Houston Texans

3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 7 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 11 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 3:25 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 PM

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Kansas City Chiefs (Thu) 7:30 PM at New Orleans Saints 12:00 PM Houston Texans 12:00 PM Carolina Panthers 12:00 PM at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thu) 7:25 PM at New York Jets 12:00 PM Atlanta Falcons 7:30 PM Los Angeles Chargers 12:00 PM BYE at Denver Broncos 7:30 PM at Oakland Raiders (Mexico City) 3:25 PM Miami Dolphins 12:00 PM at Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM at Miami Dolphins (Mon) 7:30 PM at Pittsburgh Steelers 3:25 PM Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM New York Jets 12:00 PM

9:20 PM 3:05 PM 3:25 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 3:25 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 3:30 PM 3:05 PM 3:05 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 3:25 PM

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 17

at Houston Texans Tennessee Titans

12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Baltimore Ravens (London) at New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts BYE Cincinnati Bengals Los Angeles Chargers at Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals Indianapolis Colts Seattle Seahawks Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans

8:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM

New York je ts Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 2 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

at Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders Miami Dolphins Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Atlanta Falcons Buffalo Bills (Thu) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers BYE Carolina Panthers Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos at New Orleans Saints Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots

12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Tennessee

chargers

at Denver Broncos (Mon) Miami Dolphins Kansas City Chiefs Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants at Oakland Raiders Denver Broncos at New England Patriots BYE at Jacksonville Jaguars Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys (Thu) Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs (Sat) at New York Jets Oakland Raiders

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 8:30 AM

jaguars

Los Angeles Sep. 11 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 23 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals New York Jets at Houston Texans Tennessee Titans Minnesota Vikings (London) BYE at Detroit Lions Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Chargers Green Bay Packers Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers

Jacksonville

patriots

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12:00 PM at Los Angeles Chargers 3:05 PM at New York Jets 12:00 PM New Orleans Saints (London) 8:30 AM Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons 12:00 PM New York Jets 12:00 PM at Baltimore Ravens (Thu) 7:25 PM Oakland Raiders 7:30 PM at Carolina Panthers (Mon) 7:30 PM BYE at New England Patriots 12:00 PM Denver Broncos 12:00 PM New England Patriots (Mon) 7:30 PM at Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM at Kansas City Chiefs 12:00 PM Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM

at Cleveland Browns Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions BYE at Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans (Thu) Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals (Mon) Baltimore Ravens New England Patriots at Houston Texans (Mon) Cleveland Browns

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

New England

All Times are Central.

108

Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 16 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 14 Dec. 23 Dec. 31

steelers Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 16 Nov. 26 Dec. 4 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 25 Dec. 31

12:00 PM 7:25 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

colts

Pittsburgh

r a iders

at Tennessee Titans 12:00 PM New York Jets 3:05 PM at Washington Redskins 7:30 PM at Denver Broncos 3:25 PM Baltimore Ravens 3:05 PM Los Angeles Chargers 3:25 PM Kansas City Chiefs (Thu) 7:25 PM at Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM at Miami Dolphins 7:30 PM BYE New England Patriots (Mexico City) 3:25 PM Denver Broncos 3:25 PM New York Giants 3:25 PM at Kansas City Chiefs 12:00 PM Dallas Cowboys 7:30 PM at Philadelphia Eagles (Mon) 7:30 PM at Los Angeles Chargers 3:25 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals (Thu) at New England Patriots Tennessee Titans Kansas City Chiefs Cleveland Browns BYE at Seattle Seahawks Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens (Mon) at Tennessee Titans San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars Pittsburgh Steelers (Mon) at Indianapolis Colts

Baltimore Ravens Houston Texans (Thu) at Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Buffalo Bills BYE at Pittsburgh Steelers Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers (Mon) Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens

browns

Indianapolis

dolphins

Oakland Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 19 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 25 Dec. 31

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Sep. 10 Sep. 14 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 4 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Miami

chiefs

at New England Patriots (Thu) 7:30 PM Philadelphia Eagles 12:00 PM at Los Angeles Chargers 3:25 PM Washington Redskins (Mon) 7:30 PM at Houston Texans 7:30 PM Pittsburgh Steelers 3:25 PM at Oakland Raiders (Thu) 7:25 PM Denver Broncos (Mon) 7:30 PM at Dallas Cowboys 3:25 PM BYE at New York Giants 12:00 PM Buffalo Bills 12:00 PM at New York Jets 12:00 PM Oakland Raiders 12:00 PM Los Angeles Chargers (Sat) 7:25 PM Miami Dolphins 12:00 PM at Denver Broncos 3:25 PM

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

tex ans

Kansas City Sep. 7 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 19 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

New York Jets at Carolina Panthers Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals BYE Tampa Bay Buccaneers Oakland Raiders at New York Jets (Thu) New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

Cleveland

bengals

Houston

broncos Sep. 11 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 14 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Cincinnati

bills

r avens

t i tans Sep. 10 Sep. 17 Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 16 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 16 Nov. 26 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins Indianapolis Colts (Mon) at Cleveland Browns BYE Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (Thu) at Indianapolis Colts Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Rams Jacksonville Jaguars

12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:05 PM 3:25 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM


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PELICANS SEASON SCHEDULE

Gearing up for the NBA’s 2017/18 season, the New Orleans Pelicans announced their official schedule in mid-August. See all New Orleans Pelicans news and purchase your tickets to the upcoming season by visiting NBA.com/Pelicans, calling 504-525-HOOP or by visiting the Pelicans offices at 5800 Airline Drive in Metairie.

OCTOBER Wed. 18

Memphis.................. 7:00 p

Fri. 20

Golden State............ 8:30 p

Sun. 22

L.A. Lakers............... 8:30 p

Tue. 24

Portland................... 9:00 p

Thu. 26

Sacramento.............. 9:30 p

Sat. 28 Cleveland................. 6:00 p Mon. 30

Orlando.................... 7:00 p

Sun. 10

Philadelphia............. 6:00 p

Fri. 9

Philadelphia............. 6:00 p

Mon. 11

Houston................... 7:00 p

Sat. 10

Brooklyn.................. 5:00 p

Wed. 13 Milwaukee................ 7:00 p

Mon. 12

Detroit..................... 6:00 p

Fri. 15

Denver..................... 8:00 p

Wed. 14 L.A. Lakers............... 7:00 p

Tue. 19

Washington.............. 6:00 p

Fri. 23 Miami...................... 7:00 p

Fri. 22

Orlando.................... 6:00 p

Sun. 25

Milwaukee................ 2:00 p

Sat. 23

Miami...................... 7:00 p

Mon. 26

Phoenix................... 7:00 p

Wed. 27

Brooklyn.................. 7:00 p

Wed. 28

San Antonio............. 7:30 p

Fri. 29 Dallas...................... 7:00 p

NOVEMBER

Sat. 30

Wed. 1 Minnesota................ 7:00 p

JANUARY

Fri. 3

Dallas...................... 7:30 p

Sat. 4

Chicago................... 7:00 p

Tue. 7

Indiana.................... 6:00 p

Thu. 9

Toronto.................... 6:30 p

Sat. 11 L.A. Clippers............ 6:00 p Mon. 13 Atlanta..................... 7:00 p Wed. 15 Toronto.................... 7:00 p Fri. 17

Denver..................... 9:30 p

Mon. 20

Oklahoma City.......... 7:00 p

Wed. 22 San Antonio............. 7:00 p Fri. 24

Phoenix................... 8:00 p

Sat. 25

Golden State............ 7:30 p

Wed. 29 Minnesota................ 7:00 p

New York.................. 6:00 p

Dallas...................... 6:00 p

Tue. 6

L.A. Clippers............ 9:30 p Sacramento.............. 9:00 p

Utah........................ 8:00 p

Wed. 7

Sat. 6

Minnesota ............... 8:00 p

Fri. 9 Washington.............. 7:00 p

Mon. 8 Detroit..................... 7:00 p

Sun. 11 Utah........................ 3:00 p

Wed. 10

Memphis.................. 7:00 p

Tue. 13 Charlotte.................. 7:00 p

Fri. 12

Portland................... 7:00 p

Thu. 15

San Antonio............. 7:30 p

Sun. 14

New York.................. 2:30 p

Sat. 17

Houston................... 6:00 p

Tue. 16

Boston..................... 6:30 p

Sun. 18

Boston..................... 5:00 p

Wed. 17

Atlanta..................... 6:30 p

Tue. 20 Dallas...................... 7:00 p

Sat. 20 Memphis.................. 6:00 p

Thu. 22 L.A. Lakers............... 7:00 p

Mon. 22 Chicago................... 7:00 p

Sat. 24

Houston................... 7:00 p

Wed. 24

Charlotte.................. 7:00 p

Tue. 27

Portland................... 7:00 p

Fri. 26

Houston................... 7:00 p

Fri. 30

Cleveland................. 7:00 p

Sun. 28 L.A. Clippers............ 3:00 p Tue. 30 Sacramento.............. 7:00 p

Fri. 1

Utah........................ 8:00 p

Sat. 2

Portland................... 9:00 p

FEBRUARY

Mon. 4

Golden State............ 7:00 p

Wed. 6

Denver..................... 7:00 p

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Sun. 4

Wed. 3

DECEMBER

Fri. 8 Sacramento.............. 7:00 p

MARCH

APRIL Sun. 1

Oklahoma City.......... 5:00 p

Wed. 4 Memphis.................. 8:30 p

Fri. 2

Oklahoma City.......... 8:00 p

Fri. 6

Phoenix................... 9:00 p

Sat. 3

Minnesota................ 8:00 p

Sat. 7

Golden State............ 7:30 p

Mon. 5 Utah........................ 7:00 p

Mon. 9

L.A. Clippers............ 9:30 p

Wed. 7 Indiana.................... 7:00 p

Wed. 11 San Antonio............. 7:00 p

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FAMILY FUN

Following a Saints Training Camp Presented By Verizon practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui takes advantage of the opportunity to spend some time with his wife Cari and their son Elijah.

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