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CONTENTS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Featured Saint

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GAMEDAY ALL INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 10/31/17

EXECUTIVE Editor

Doug Miller Editors

Justin Macione, Jessica DeBold Contributors

Harry Browne, John DeShazier, Davis Friend, Dan Farrell, Evan Meyers Photography

Michael C. Hebert Art Director

Ali Sullivan

Vice President of Sales

Colleen Monaghan Sales Manager

Brooke Genusa

Account Executives

Tess Jones, Zane Wilson Production Manager

Jessica DeBold

Production Designers

Emily Andras, Demi Schaffer, Molly Tullier Traffic Coordinator

Topher Balfer

Distribution Manager & In Stadium Sales

John Holzer

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Matherne

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8 Community News 14  Tom and Gayle Benson 24 Head Coach Sean Payton 30  Executive and Coaching Staff 44 Player Personnel 46 2017 Staff Directory

84 Players 89 Alphabetical Roster 92 Depth Chart 94 Statistics

48  Mercedes-Benz Superdome Facts, Seating Chart & Food Map 54 Fan Code of Conduct 56 Saintsation Spotlight 58 Game Preview

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62 Players to Watch

90 Head Coach & Key Players

68 Ring of Honor

91 Alphabetical Roster

74 Photo Gallery

93 Depth Chart

80 Fun Facts 102 Outside the Huddle

98 Statistics

106 NFC Schedule 108 AFC Schedule 112 Final Frame

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President

Alan Campell

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Executive Vice President/ Editor-In-Chief

Errol Laborde

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Alumni Spotlight

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Saintsation Workout

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ToDAY’s Entertainment

ANTHEM

Ivan Griffin

Bass-baritone Ivan Griffin is a versatile artist and a familiar face to Louisiana audiences. Praised for his excellent diction and superb sense of theater, he has also delighted audiences in Mexico, Europe and South Africa in both concert, operatic, and musical theater performances. This Louisiana native has appeared regularly with New Orleans Opera in such productions as Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, La Traviata, Der Vampyr and Carmen. In January 2018 he will be starring in the company’s upcoming production of Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera at Le Petite Theater.

Pregame Saintsations

Saints Hall of Fame

Former Saints C Jonathan Goodwin will greet fans and sign autographs at the Saints Hall of Fame from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

SAINTS ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT

Color Guard

The American flag will be presented today by members of the New Orleans Fire Department.

Special Presentations

Chevron Teacher of the Week Community Coffee Military Moment Entergy Lineman of the Game Ochsner Hero Peoples Health Champion Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Recognition of Jim Henderson

Halftime

Coca-Cola Cash Catch

50/50 Raffle

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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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Military Salute New Orleans Saints honor military throughout the week, and during the Buccaneers game

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aints fans were treated to more than just a dominating 30-10 victory by their team Sunday, Nov. 5 at the MercedesBenz Superdome, as they were able to see numerous tributes to the nation’s military. In the first quarter, the Saints honored 108-year-old Lawrence Brooks, a World War II veteran and New Orleans native, who was also brought out to walk-through Saturday to meet the team. The former private first class in the 91st Engineering Battalion of the Army received a $500 gift card from Rouses.

Above Photo: Tom Benson, along with his wife Gayle, visited pregame with a fellow WWII veteran, 108-yeard old Albert Brooks. Right: On Oct. 31, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, DB Justin Hardee, and several other teammates visited with troops at the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station.

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Community News Other military tributes during Sunday’s game: • The Victory Belles of the World War II Museum performed the National Anthem. • Employees of Entergy who were formerly in the military along with family members unfurled the American flag. • Joint Color Guards presented the colors before kickoff. • The Marine Corps Band of New Orleans performed at Champions Square during pre-game tailgating. • The Alcorn State Band put on a military-themed halftime show. • Sunday’s 50-50 raffle went to benefit Bastion, a housing community in New Orleans dedicated to military veterans and senior citizens. • Community Coffee’s military guest was Staff Sergeant Derrick Jacobs, a Lake Charles native, who has received numerous awards including the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Jacobs serves in Oxford, Mississippi, as an Army recruiter. • The Community Coffee honorary captain was Master Sergeant Crystal Larrieu, who enlisted in the active duty Air Force in 2001 and was deployed to Irag in March 2004. After Larrieu’s active duty service she joined the Louisiana Air National Guard. • Local military and their families received tickets to the game. • USAA sponsored several military appearances and activations pregame and allowed more than 100 military members to watch the game from the field. • Air Forced Serviceman Jaron Augustus was welcomed home and reunited with his family in a special ceremony that brought some in the sellout crowd to tears. • Before the game started Crown Royal hosted a bag-stuffing station where fans were able to pack bags with goods to be sent to military members stationed overseas.

Top Right Photo: The Saintsations performed in military-themed uniforms for the Tampa Bay game on Nov. 5. Middle Right: The Saints watched as the WWII Museum’s Victory Belles performed the national anthem.

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LB A.J. Klein nominated for Salute To Service Award New Orleans Saints LB A.J. Klein received the team’s nomination for the NFL and USAA’s annual Salute to Service Award. Klein has strong ties to the military from his family. His greatgrandfather, Len Klein, served in the United States Army in World War II. His uncles, Tom and Leroy Klein, served with the Marines. His grandfather, Jim Klein, served in the Air Force. Multiple cousins and uncles also served in these branches. Before joining the Saints in March as a free agent, the fifth-year pro spent four seasons with the Carolina Panthers and became heavily involved with team events supporting the military, even before being drafted in 2013. Klein got involved in the military while conducting pre-NFL Scouting Combine training in Pensacola, Florida, home to Naval Air Station Pensacola. While preparing for a draft Klein would strike up a friendship with an Air Force officer who was rehabilitating from injuries suffered during a flight, and the two continue to stay in touch.

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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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Community Service Tom AND Gayle Benson

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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

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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.


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

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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


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-.


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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Bailee Brown Scouting Assistant

Greg Castillo Scouting Assistant

Matt Phillips Scouting Assistant


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 Bailee Brown.................................................................................... Scouting Assistant Greg Castillo..................................................................................... Scouting Assistant Matt Phillips..................................................................................... Scouting Assistant Ben Autin......................................................................................................Football IT 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 Aaron Glenn ................................................................................................ Secondary Peter Giunta......................................................................... Senior Defensive Assistant 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 Alex Restrepo........................................................................... Director of Social Media Beth Blackburn....................................................Digital/Mobile Development Manager Evan Meyers............................................................ Football Communications Manager Layne Murdoch Jr................................................... Digital Media Video/Photo Manager Jordy Spitale........................... Football Communications/Legends Program Coordinator John DeShazier................................................. Senior Writer/Digital Media Contributor Sean Kelley............................................................................. Digital Media Contributor Caroline Gonzalez...................................................................Digital Media Coordinator Cindy Robinson...................................................................... Social Media Coordinator 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 Tim Youngblood..................................................................................... Video Assistant ADMINISTRATION Dennis Lauscha.............................................................................................. President Jeanne Brown .......................................................Executive Assistant to the President Marketing & Business Development Ben Hales ..................................................SVP of Marketing & Business Development Stephen Pate ..................... Executive Director of Community and Governmental Affairs Jessica Richardson........................................................Executive Director of Marketing Josh Richardson...................Executive Director of Live Programming and Broadcasting Ian Tigchelaar ...................................Senior Director of Business/Marketing Operations Ashley Deaton................................................................ Senior Director of Saintsations

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Frank DePizzo............................................................................. Director of Operations 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 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 Jenna Romig Parenton...............................................Director of Partnership Marketing Evan Ashton................................................. Senior Corporate Sales Account Executive David Adams..................................... Corporate Parternership 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. Amber Myczkowiak............................................ Senior Service & Retention Acct. Exec. Blake Leonard...................................................Service & Retention Account Executive Roger Perryman................................................Service & Retention Account Executive Will Smith..........................................................Service & Retention Account Executive Gena Boudreaux........................................................... Season Ticket Service Manager Casey Jones.......................................................................Sales and Service Associate David Adams................................................................................Inside Sales Manager 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 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 Intelligence Jeff Gosey............................................................. Senior Director of Business Analytics 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

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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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Saintsation Spotlight

Bailey Age: 21 College: University of Southern Mississippi Major: Dance Education Career Goal: Professional Choreographer/Performer Years with the team: 3

Bailey’s Favorites Hobbies aside from dancing: Running. Saints player of all time: Deuce McAllister. Dance move: The Wobble. Dessert: Anything chocolate. Song: Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt. TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy. Movie: Frozen. Quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” Pastime: Working out and spending time with family. New Orleans dish: Crawfish pie.

Get to know Bailey What book have you read recently that impacted you? Unbroken by Beth Moore.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Puerto Rico.

What do you like most about being a Saintsation? Performing with my best friends.

What social media platform do you use the most, and why? Instagram, because I like posting pictures and seeing what my friends are doing.

Share the best advice you were ever given? Never let your plan interfere with God’s purpose. What is your biggest pet peeve? Nail biting. If you had to live anywhere, aside from New Orleans, where would you go? New York. What is your daily morning ritual like? I drink a glass of Spark and then I run out the door to go to school.

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Who inspires you? My mom.

Where do you want to be 10 years from now? 10 years from I hope to have a successful job as well as a family with my own walk-in closet.


Game Preview

By Justin Macione

Saints Look To Keep Pace in NFC Race with Washington Matchup

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he New Orleans Saints will play the Washington Redskins today at noon CT, hosting them in the MercedesBenz Superdome for the first time since

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the 2012 season opener. As has been the case most of the time with these two clubs, who were actually division rivals in the infancy of the Saints franchise for

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two seasons, there is a lot at stake. The Saints are 7-2 and one halfgame ahead of the surging Carolina Panthers (7-3) in the NFC South. The Redskins are 4-5 after a 38-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and need a win today to keep pace in an NFC playoff race that currently has ten teams with a winning record. The last time these two clubs met, the Redskins embarrassed the Saints 47-14 en route to an NFC East Championship winning season at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Nov. 15, 2015. But this is a drastically different New Orleans squad. While they continue to be an offensive powerhouse, ranking second in the NFL in net yards per game and third in points per game, balance is the name of the game as they are ranked third running the ball and fifth passing it. Defensively, the Saints have moved into the top 10 in both opponent net yards per game and opponent points per game. Most of last year’s Redskins team that became the first with consecutive winning seasons since the 1996-97 campaigns returned for this season, including breakout QB Kirk Cousins. The former Michigan State standout in his full third season as Washington’s fulltime starter has completed 208 of 313 passes for 2,474 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions to lead the NFL’s ninth-ranked passing attack. RB Chris Thompson has been the engine that powers the Redskins’ offensive attack, leading them in both rushing and receiving. In his fifth season out of Florida State, Thompson has carried the ball 60 times for 277 yards and two touchdowns this season and also leads Washington in receiving and receiving yardage with 30 grabs for 494 yards and three touchdowns, while also adding a team-best 165 kickoff return yards. TE Vernon Davis is still making big plays for Washington (30 receptions for 460 yards and one TDs) and is well known for tormenting the Saints in a playoff game as a member of the San Francisco 49ers six seasons ago.

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The shifty and speedy Jamison Crowder also has the ability to make big plays. And former Tulane standout Ryan Grant has added 27 grabs for 279 yards with two touchdowns, although his status is unknown after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. While Washington has had struggles on defense, they are a resilient unit that is led by one of the NFL’s top pass rushers in outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who has six sacks and one interception returned for a touchdown. Safety D.J. Swearinger is coming off a performance where he recorded two interceptions against Minnesota last week. The Redskins lead the series with the Saints 17-8, with the New Orleans holding a 3-9 record at home. But the Black and Gold enter today’s game coming off of one of the most complete games in franchise history, a dominant 47-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills (5-4) at New Era Field to earn their seventh consecutive win. The Saints set team records for rushing touchdowns (six) and rushing first downs (20) as they gained 298 yards on the ground, the thirdmost prolific single-game rushing performance in club record books. In fact, the Saints were only the fifth team in NFL history and the first since the 1957 Cleveland Browns to rush for at least 295 yards and six touchdowns in a contest. The rushing attack was led by standout performances from RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara and an offensive line blocking for them that also did not surrender a sack. Ingram carried 21 times for 131 yards with a careerhigh of three touchdowns, while Kamara carried 21 times for 16 yards

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with one touchdown and also added five receptions for a 32-yards for a gamehigh 138 total yards from scrimmage. The defense did its part against the Bills, holding them to 198 total yards, the second consecutive week that they

have given up 200 or less and the third time this season, as New Orleans outgained the Bills 482-198. It also marked the sixth time during this seven-game winning streak that the Saints gave up 17 or fewer points.

2017 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Washington Redskins STATISTICAL COMPARISON

League Rankings

Saints

Redskins

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7-2                    

4-5

Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)                      

29.8 (3)          

23.0 (12)

Opp. Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)   

18.3 (5t)         

25.8 (26)

Total Off. (NFL Rank)                     

402.4 (2)       

348.7 (13)

Rushing Off. (NFL Rank)                   

142.2 (3)       

96.7 (23)

Passing Off. (NFL Rank)                      

260.2 (5)       

252.0 (9)

Total Def. (NFL Rank)                    

312.3 (8)       

344.6 (20)

Rushing Def. (NFL Rank)                  

110.9 (16)     

109.6 (13)

Passing Def. (NFL Rank)                   

201.4 (7)       

235.0 (18)

Kickoff Return Avg. (NFL Rank)    

19.4 (28)      

20.8 (22)

Punt Return Avg. (NFL Rank)       

5.2 (30)           

5.0 (31)

Turnover Margin (NFL Rank)         

+3 (11)           

-1 (19t)

Penalties                                          

55                   

47

Penalty Yards                         

486                

368

Opp. Penalties                                 

60                   

65

Opp. Penalty Yards                           

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Players to watch

Players to Watch New Orleans Saints vs Washington Redskins

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Williams #43 This 6-1, 195-pound, free safety is one of four rookie starters for New Orleans. Williams, who was selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Utah, ranks among team leaders with 33 tackles, one interception, two passes defensed and one special teams stop. He will be tested this week by Washington QB Kirk Cousins, who ranks with Drew Brees as one of the most accurate passers in the NFL. Just like Brees, Cousins knows how to spread out his targets to a young receiving corps that has improved throughout the season with the ability for explosive plays.

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Kerrigan #91 Since joining Washington in 2011 as a first round draft pick out of Purdue, the 6-4, 259-pound Kerrigan has proven to be a perfect fit at outside linebacker for their 3-4 defensive scheme. Over the past seven seasons, his 64.5 sacks rank fifth in the NFL. Kerrigan’s pass rush abilities will prove to be a challenge for New Orleans’ tackles as well as their tight ends and running backs in pass protection.


Featured Saint

Mark Ingram II

A Team player through and through

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ou’re still out there, and Mark Ingram II knows it. The Saints running back is an active social media participant, is prone to post about and respond to myriad events and issues, from jovial to sports to social change, and all points in between. He’s interactive and engaging, and not just with teammates or other professional athletes. Ingram knows that despite coming off of a career year (1,043 rushing yards and six touchdowns and 319 receiving yards and four more scores in 2016), and despite having crafted himself into one of the team’s most reliable offensive producers, the criticism and doubts remain. And to a certain degree, they motivate the seven-year veteran who is now second all-time on the Saints’ rushing list, 1,186 yards behind Deuce McAllister’s 6,096 rushing yards entering today’s game against Washington in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But only to a certain degree. “You see them, but anything negative that comes across to my social media, and I may delete it or tune it out,” he said. “But you definitely see stuff. You try not to pay attention to it.”

“Doubters and critics always kind of make you put a chip on your shoulder, still fuel a fire just because you want to prove them wrong. But there are much more people that care about me and love me and want to see me do well, that that’s what I’m more focused on – being positive, being confident, taking in the things from the people that matter, the people that I work with every day.” “That’s what’s most important to me. The critics and all that, you see it, but it really doesn’t bother me too much because it doesn’t matter to me what they think or how they feel. What matters to me is the people close to me, people that know me, people that love me, people that want to see me do well genuinely. If I do well or not, they’re still going to love me.” Critic or supporter, there probably should be a lot of love, or at least a growing fondness, for Ingram this season, as the 8-2 Saints near midseason in first place in the NFC South and on a seven-game winning streak, with much of the hard work on offense carried on the back of Ingram. After a slow start – 42 carries for 170 yards and no touchdowns in the first four games – Ingram again has been the multi-purpose back

that he has evolved into in the NFL. Ingram’s 502 rushing yards and seven touchdowns since October 15 lead the league in both important statistical categories, while his team has moved into third place in the NFL in rushing yards per game. Overall his 672 yards rushing ranks sixth in the NFL, while he’s tied for first with the seven touchdowns in the last five contests. And it happened despite a thinly sliced pie for running backs in the first four games when Ingram shared the load with rookie Alvin Kamara, and future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson who was traded to Arizona before the Detroit game. Immediately, Ingram’s production jumped. It wasn’t the first time Ingram has been in a crowded Saints backfield; Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory and Tim Hightower have been among the teammates with which he has shared carries and catches. And it wasn’t the first time that he emerged on the other side as a better player. “I’m just going, man. I’m just going. I’m just pushing for everything,” he said. “I need everything, by any means. I’m just working my butt off. I always prayed for the opportunity to be able to prove what I can do and to be able to showcase my abilities. “I’ve believed that I was preparing myself for when the opportunity did present itself, that I was always ready. That whenever my number was called, I wouldn’t be shocked by the moment, that I would be prepared because of how I’ve trained, how I’ve worked, how I’ve prepared myself to be a complete player and to thrive when my opportunity presented itself. “That’s what I’m thinking about, that’s all I’m worried about, is continuing to excel, continuing to raise the bar, and continuing to get better. I want to be the greatest ever. That’s what drives me every day. If you’re not trying to be the greatest, I don’t know why you’re doing it.” Ingram does it and does it well. Quarterback Drew Brees always has been effusive in his praise of the former Heisman Trophy winner, calling him one of the league’s most complete and underrated backs. He blocks. He runs. He catches. There are no triggers as to what the Saints offense will do when he’s lined up in the backfield because his versatility eliminates indicators. It’s why Ingram is content to let the production do the talking. “I just try to let the body of work speak for itself,” he said. “If you’re a good player, you don’t have to say you’re a good player. Other people will answer it for you. Your play will speak for it, your production will speak for it.” ...Continued on page 66

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Featured Saint

“I’m confident in myself, and I feel that way, but at the same time, I don’t feel like I can just stand up myself and say, ‘I am this,’ or, ‘I am a great player,’ or, ‘I have been doing good.’ Hopefully, I don’t have to defend to anybody. I’m just going to continue to work, continue to push myself to be the greatest ever.” That’s what keeps me going, that’s what keeps me motivated, and playing for all the people that love me and care about me. The Lord put me in this position, and I’m just using my talents to give back to Him as well. So it’s really about all those who care about me and love me and give me confidence and give me that support.” That includes the support he receives on the home front. Ingram now is a married man and a father of two. “It’s humbled me and brought me down to earth because what’s really important to me is my wife and my children, my mother, my father, my sisters – all those people who love me and care about me and support me whether I play football again or not,” he said. “But especially marriage and children, it settles you down.” “It gives you a focus, gives you goals as to what want to accomplish, not only for you but your wife and your children. How you want their future to be, how you want their lives to be when they get older.” “You realize what’s important and you focus on what is important. I think it helps you thrive in your life. You have a family that is dependent on you. My kids are dependent on me, my wife. I don’t take that lightly. I run with that with me. Every single time I carry the ball, I carry them and everything I want to accomplish for them.” Too, he helps carry the hopes of his football team. And this one, Ingram believes, has the potential to be special. “I’ve been on a couple of outstanding teams,” he said. “I’ve been on a championship team at Alabama, my freshman year at Alabama went 12-0. That ’11 team here that ’13 team here, but there’s just something about this team.” “We all believe in each other, we all have faith in one another. When we’re in the huddle, there’s no fear in anyone’s eyes. Everybody is confident in each other. You know that man is going to do his job, you know he’s going to fight for you. That gives you confidence.”

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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 Harry Browne

The Cajun Cannon

Bobby Hebert Stays As Close To The Game As Possible

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obby Hebert is one of the most colorful characters ever to join the New Orleans Saints. Hailing from Cut Off, Louisiana, Hebert joined the upstart United States Football League after a storied career at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. As a member of the Michigan Panthers, he captured the league’s first title in 1983 and was named the most valuable player of the league championship game. After returning to the Panthers in 1984 and joining the Oakland Invaders in 1985, Hebert left the USFL as its all-time leading passer with 10,039 yards.

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He signed with the Black and Gold in 1985 in one of the first acts of Tom Benson’s ownership of the club following a wild recruiting battle for his services and started the last six games of the season, racking up 1,208 yards on 97 completions with five touchdowns and four interceptions. After a limited 1986 campaign under a new head coach Jim Mora and a new offensive scheme, the Cajun Cannon erupted in 1987, starting 12 games and winning nine straight starts, completing 164 of 294 passes for 2,119 yards, 15 touchdowns, and nine picks. That

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performance was good enough to help the Saints earn their first winning record (12-3) and postseason berth in franchise history. In 1988, Hebert started all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the team to a 10-6 mark, missing out on a second consecutive postseason by a tiebreak with the Los Angeles Rams. With one of the most productive defenses of all time at his back, Hebert marched the 1991 Saints to an 8-1 start — earning a cover photo on Sports Illustrated — before a shoulder injury kept him sidelined until a playoff matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. In 1992, he started all 16 games once again en route to a 12-4 record and the club’s third consecutive playoff appearance as he passed for a career-high 3,287 yards and 19 touchdowns. Hebert finished his career with the Falcons from 1993 to 1996, earning a Pro Bowl berth during his first year in Atlanta. Gone are the days of slinging footballs down the field or having the spelling of his name dissected on Seinfeld, yet Bobby Hebert remains an integral part of the Saints and New Orleans community. He co-hosts “SportsTalk” and other Saints-related programming for WWLRadio for which he has earned the respect and popularity with fans due to his in-depth analysis, honesty and football acumen, much like he earned their endearment as a player with his toughness and work ethic. Although he never was able to take advantage of the state-of-the-are facilities of the Ochsner Sports Performance Center, which was constructed in 1996, he is a frequent visitor to practices in the offseason and during training camp. Even, his son, T-Bob, has followed in his footsteps both on the gridiron and behind the microphone, serving as an on-air personality for ESPN Radio Baton Rouge after a career as a center at LSU from 2008-11. Beyond his continued role in covering Saints football, Hebert has lent his efforts to charity as well. He hosts the Hornbeck Offshore Bobby Hebert Golf Classic to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which strives to find a cure for the debilitating disease that predominately affects the lungs. Hebert has also become a restaurateur, owning Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon in Metairie. The spot has become a gathering place for ardent Saints fans eager to watch the Black and Gold compete from the domain of a franchise great. Inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1999, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, and named to the Saints All-50th Team in 2016, Bobby Hebert undoubtedly stands as one of the best products the Saints have had to offer, for his efforts both on the field and off.


Throwback

Big Returns On Oct. 13, 2002, Saints WR/RS Michael Lewis played a pivotal role in a 43-27 victory over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, as he became just the seventh player in NFL history and the first in Saints team history (and the only still) to return both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown in the same contest. In the second quarter, Lewis returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score to make it 26-7 New Orleans. In the third quarter, Lewis returned a punt 83 yards for a score to give the Saints a 36-21 lead. In all, the Kenner native accounted for 356 all-purpose yards, returning five kickoffs for 203 yards (40.6 avg.), the 83-yard punt return for a score and for good measure, he caught two passes for 70 yards, including a 58-yard catch and run.

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In a season with many high points for Lewis, who, in order to support his family did not attend college and held several jobs. He eventually reached the Saints after playing in semi-professional football leagues and the Arena Football League, he earned Associated Press  All-Pro honors and was selected to the Pro Bowl in leading the NFL with 625 punt return yards and 1,807 kickoff return yards. Lewis concluded his career having played 76 games with 186 punt returns for 1,818 yards and a touchdown, and 248 kick returns for 5,989 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for 553 yards and a touchdown. He was selected to the Saints Hall of Fame in 2015 and is a member of the club’s All-50th team.


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Fun Facts

6,114

Number of total yards from scrimmage in RB Mark Ingram II’s career, making him only the seventh Saint with at least 6,000

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Number of degrees possessed by rookie DB Justin Hardee, who was named the week 9 NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his blocked punt, recovered and returned for a touchdown. Hardee has a bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degrees in education and sports management from the University of Illinois, which he earned in five years in Champaign.

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Number of touchdown passes QB Drew Brees has at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after tossing two in the Nov. 5, win against Tampa Bay. No other NFL signal-caller has as many scoring throws at a single NFL stadium.

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With 1.5 sacks in the win against Tampa Bay on Nov. 5, DE Cameron Jordan moved into fifth place on the club’s all-time list with 53.5 career sacks.

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Saintsation workout Whether on the field or in the gym, we are giving our all this football season both on the field and in the gym. Tone your legs and tummy with this strength workout led by Saintsation Laryn.

Laryn

Single Leg Squat

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2 Keeping your knees bent, find your balance on the right leg. Lift your left leg up, keeping the raised foot flexed towards the ceiling. Push your pelvis back and bring your butt towards the floor, maintaining balance, a straight back and a bend your right knee.

3 Squeeze your core and your glutes as you come back up to standing. Be sure that your weight is on your heels as you prep for the other side.

4 This time find your balance on the left leg, keeping a deep bend in the knee. Raise your right leg, again flexing the foot, so your ankle is perpendicular to the floor. Lower your booty towards the floor, keeping weight on your heels. Hold for a count of three and slowly come back to center. Do 8 reps on each leg. For a challenge, hold one dumbbell with both hands at the center of your chest to make this a weighted single-leg squat. When you lower yourself into a squat, you can also hold for five breathes to challenge your balance.

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How does Laryn stay fit? What is your favorite guilty pleasure cheat meal? Tacos. What is your go-to home cooked meal? Stir Fry. Give us one or two fitness tips. Never compare your progress to anyone else’s. Own your progress and your work. What song or playlist is motivating your workout this season? Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato. What’s your favorite workout move? Bicep curls.

How do you fit in exercise into your daily routine during the offseason? I make it a priority. Just like I have to be at work, I have to be at the gym. What kind of fitness goals do you set for yourself and how do you stay on top of them? Realistic small goals and I do them month to month until they lead up to my larger goal.

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New Orleans Saints

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Wil Lutz kicker

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Tommylee Lewis

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De’Vante Harris

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Jonathan Williams

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running back

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Thomas Morstead punter

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Michael Thomas

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Mark Ingram II

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Chris Banjo

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running back

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Brandon Coleman

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Marshon Lattimore

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Kenny Vaccaro

wide receiver

cornerback

safety

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Drew Brees quarterback

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Ted Ginn, Jr.

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Rafael Bush

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Trey Edmunds

wide receiver

safety

running back

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Chase Daniel

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Ken Crawley

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P.J. Williams

34

Justin Hardee

quarterback

cornerback

cornerback

defensive back


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41

Alvin Kamara

49

Zach Wood

56

Michael Mauti

65

76

running back

42

Zach Line fullback

50

Gerald Hodges

57

Alex Okafor

Senio Kelemete center / guard

67

Larry Warford

Bryce Harris

80

Austin Carr

long snapper

linebacker

tackle

86 N e w

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defensive end

guard

wide receiver

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Marcus Williams safety

51

Manti Te’o

60

Max Unger

71

Ryan Ramczyk

82

Coby Fleener

linebacker

center

tackle

tight end

44

Hau’oli Kikaha

52

Craig Robertson

61

72

83

defensive end

linebacker

Josh LeRibeus guard

Terron Armstead tackle

Willie Snead IV wide receiver

48

Vonn Bell

53

A.J. Klein

63

Cameron Tom

75

Andrus Peat

84

Michael Hoomanawanui

safety

linebacker

center

tackle

tight end


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89

Josh Hill

95

Tyeler Davison

tight end

defensive tackle

88 N e w

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Trey Hendrickson

97

Al-Quadin Muhammad

defensive end

defensive end

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John Hughes III

98

Sheldon Rankins

defensive tackle

defensive tackle

93

David Onyemata defensive tackle

94

Cameron Jordan defensive end


Saints - Alphabetical Roster No. Name 72

Armstead, Terron

Pos. T

Ht./Wt.

Born

6-5/304

7/23/91

Exp. College 5

H.S. Hometown

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Cahokia, Ill.

31

Banjo, Chris

S

5-10/207

2/26/90

4

Southern Methodist Sugar Land, Texas

48

Bell, Vonn

S

5-11/205

12/12/94

2

Ohio State

Rossville, Ga.

9

Brees, Drew

QB

Purdue

Austin, Texas

25

Bush, Rafael

S

6-0/209

1/15/79

17

5-11/203

5/12/87

7

South Carolina State Williston, S.C.

80

Carr, Austin

WR

6-1/195

12/25/93

R

Northwestern

Benicia, Calif.

16

Coleman, Brandon

WR

6-6/225

6/22/92

3

Rutgers

Forestville, Md.

20

Crawley, Ken

CB

6-1/180

2/8/93

2

Colorado

Washington, D.C.

10

Daniel, Chase

QB

6-0/225

10/7/86

9

Missouri

Southlake, Texas

95

Davison, Tyeler

DT

6-2/309

9/3/92

3

Fresno State

Scottsdale, Ariz.

33

Edmunds, Trey

RB

6-2/223

12/30/94

R

Maryland

Ringgold, Va.

82

Fleener, Coby

TE

6-6/251

9/20/88

6

Stanford

Joliet, Ill.

4/12/85

11

Ohio State

Cleveland, Ohio

2/7/94

R

Illinois

Cleveland, Ohio

19

Ginn Jr., Ted

WR

5-11/180

34

Hardee, Justin

DB

6-1/200

76

Harris, Bryce

T

21

Harris, De’Vante

CB

6-6/300

1/16/89

6

Fresno State

Tulare, Calif.

5-11/190

6/30/93

2

Texas A&M

Mesquite, Texas

91

Hendrickson, Trey

DE

6-4/270

12/5/94

R

Florida Atlantic

Apopka, Fla.

89

Hill, Josh

TE

6-5/250

5/21/90

5

Idaho State

Blackfoot, Idaho

7

Hill, Taysom

QB

6-2/221

8/23/90

R

Brigham Young

Pocatello, Idaho

50

Hodges, Gerald

LB

6-2/236

1/17/91

5

Penn State

Paulsboro, N.J.

84

Hoomanawanui, Michael

TE

6-4/265

7/4/88

8

Illinois

Bloomington, Ill.

92

Hughes III, John

DT

6-2/320

4/27/88

6

Cincinnati

Gahanna, Ohio

22

Ingram II, Mark

RB

5-9/215

12/21/89

7

Alabama

Flint, Mich.

94

Jordan, Cameron

DE

6-4/287

7/10/89

7

California

Chandler, Ariz.

41

Kamara, Alvin

RB

5-10/215

7/25/95

R

Tennessee

Norcross, Ga.

65

Kelemete, Senio

G/C

6-3/300

5/10/90

5

Washington

Seattle, Wash.

44

Kikaha, Hau’oli

DE

6-3/246

7/24/92

3

Washington

Hau’ula, Hawaii

53

Klein, A.J.

LB

6-1/240

7/30/91

5

Iowa State

Kimberly, Wisc.

23

Lattimore, Marshon

CB

6-0/192

5/20/96

R

Ohio State

Cleveland, Ohio

Southern Methodist Richardson, Texas

61

LeRibeus, Josh

G

6-2/315

7/2/89

5

11

Lewis, Tommylee

WR

5-7/168

10/24/92

2

Northern Illinois

42

Line, Zach

FB

6-1/233

4/26/90

5

Southern Methodist Oxford, Mich.

3

Lutz, Wil

K

5-11/184

56

Mauti, Michael

LB

6-2/243

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

7/7/94

2

Georgia State

Newnan, Ga.

1/19/90

5

Penn State

Mandeville, La.

6

Morstead, Thomas

P

6-4/235

3/8/86

9

Southern Methodist Pearland, Texas

97

Muhammad, Al-Quadin

DE

6-4/250

3/28/95

R

Miami

Ramsey, N.J.

57

Okafor, Alex

DE

6-4/261

2/8/91

5

Texas

Pflugerville, Texas

93

Onyemata, David

DT

6-4/300

11/13/92

2

Manitoba (Canada)

Lagos, Nigeria

75

Peat, Andrus

T

6-7/316

11/4/93

3

Stanford

Tempe, Ariz

71

Ramczyk, Ryan

T

6-6/314

4/22/94

R

Wisconsin

Stevens Point, Wisc.

98

Rankins, Sheldon

DT

6-2/305

4/2/94

2

Louisville

Covington, Ga.

52

Robertson, Craig

LB

6-1/234

2/11/88

6

North Texas

Stafford, Texas

83

Snead IV, Willie

WR

5-11/195

10/17/92

3

Ball State

Muskegon Heights, Mich.

51

Te’o, Manti

LB

6-1/241

1/26/91

5

Notre Dame

Honolulu, Hawaii

13

Thomas, Michael

WR

6-3/212

3/3/93

2

Ohio State

Woodland Hills, Calif.

63

Tom, Cameron

C

6-4/300

6/21/95

R

Southern Mississippi Baton Rouge, La.

60

Unger, Max

C

6-5/305

4/14/86

9

Oregon

Kamuela, Hawaii Early, Texas

32

Vaccaro, Kenny

S

6-0/214

2/15/91

5

Texas

67

Warford, Larry

G

6-3/317

6/18/91

5

Kentucky

Richmond, Ky.

27

Williams, Jonathan

RB

6-0/223

2/2/94

2

Arkansas

Dallas, Texas

43

Williams, Marcus

S

6-1/195

9/8/96

R

Utah

Eastvale, Calif. Ocala, Fla.

26

Williams, P.J.

CB

6-0/196

6/1/93

3

Florida State

49

Wood, Zach

LS

6-3/255

1/10/93

1

Southern Methodist Rowlett, Texas


REDSKINS - COACH & KEY PLAYERS Jay Gruden – Head Coach Named the 29th head coach in franchise history on January 9, 2014. Guided the Redskins to a 9-7 record and an NFC East title in 2015, becoming only the sixth coach in team history to lead the franchise to a playoff berth within the first two years of a coaching tenure. Oversaw record-shattering offense in 2016 that posted team records in total net yards (6,545), net passing yards (4,758) and yards per play (6.40), ranking in the Top 3 in the NFL in all three categories. Joined the Redskins after spending three seasons as offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, during which time the Bengals averaged 10 wins a season, making three consecutive playoff appearances and earning an AFC North championship in 2013. In three seasons together, Gruden helped quarterback and 2011 second-round pick Andy Dalton post a 30-18 regular season record (.625). He also spent seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an offensive assistant (2002-

5

Tress Way punter

20

36

75

90

Rob Kelley running back

D.J. Swearinger safety

Brandon Scherff guard

Ziggy Hood defensive line

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Nick Rose kicker

24

51

76

91

Josh Norman cornerback

Will Compton linebacker

Morgan Moses tackle

Ryan Kerrigan linebacker

8

Kirk Cousins quarterback

25

53

77

92

Chris Thompson running back

Zach Brown linebacker

Shawn Lauvao guard

Stacy McGee defensive line

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08), helping the team to its first league championship in Super Bowl XXXVII. He is one of the most celebrated individuals in Arena Football League history, having won six combined league championships–four as a quarterback and two as a head coach. He was named the 1992 AFL Most Valuable Player and was honored with induction into the AFL Hall of Fame in 1999. Background: Quarterback at Louisville (1985-88), twice being named team MVP. Played quarterback for Barcelona Dragons and Sacramento Surge (WLAF, 1990), Tampa Bay Storm (AFL, 1991-96) and Orlando Predators (AFL, 2002-03). Coached in various capacities for Louisville (1989-1991), Nashville Kats (AFL, 1997), Orlando Predators (AFL, 1998-2001, 200408), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08), Florida Tuskers (2009-2010) and Cincinnati Bengals (2011-13). Personal: Born on March 4, 1967 in Tiffin, Ohio.

Terrelle Pryor Sr. wide receiver

Bashaud Breeland cornerback

Nick Sundberg long snapper

Jamison Crowder wide receiver

Preston Smith linebacker

14

29

61

85

98

Ryan Grant wide receiver

Kendall Fuller cornerback

Spencer Long center

Vernon Davis tight end

Matt Ioannidis defensive line

18

35

71

86

Josh Doctson wide receiver

Montae Nicholson safety

Trent Williams tackle

Jordan Reed tight end


LIONS - Alphabetical REDSKINS - AlphabeticalRoster roster No. Name

Pos.

Ht./Wt.

Born

College

H.S. Hometown

52

Anderson, Ryan

LB

6-2/253

8/12/94

Exp. R

Alabama

Daphne, Ala.

66

Bergstrom, Tony

OL

6-5/315

8/6/86

6

Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

26

Breeland, Bashaud

CB

5-11/195

1/30/92

4

Clemson

Allendale, S.C.

53

Brown, Zach

LB

6-1/251

10/23/89

6

North Carolina

Columbia, Md.

55

Carter, Chris

LB

6-1/240

4/6/89

7

Fresno State

Fontana, Calif.

68

Catalina, Tyler

G

6-6/325

1/24/93

R

Georgia

Holden, Mass.

69

Clemmings, T.J.

T

6-5/309

11/18/91

3

Pittsburgh

Paterson, N.J.

8

Cousins, Kirk

QB

6-3/202

8/19/88

6

Michigan State

Holland, Mich.

80

Crowder, Jamison

WR

5-9/177

6/17/93

3

Duke

Monroe, N.C.

85

Davis, Vernon

TE

6-3/244

1/31/84

12

Maryland

Washington, D.C.

18

Doctson, Josh

WR

6-2/206

12/3/92

2

TCU

Mansfield, Texas

47

Dunbar, Quinton

CB

6-2/197

7/22/92

3

Florida

Miami, Fla.

22

Everett, Deshazor

S

6-0/195

2/22/92

3

Texas A&M

DeRidder, La.

29

Fuller, Kendall

CB

5-11/198

2/13/95

2

Virginia Tech

Olney, Md.

58

Galette, Junior

LB

6-2/254

3/27/88

7

Stillman

Montvale, N.J.

14

Grant, Ryan

WR

6-0/204

12/19/90

4

Tulane

Beaumont, Texas

23

Hall, DeAngelo

S

5-10/200

11/19/83

14

Virginia Tech

Chesapeake, Va.

40

Harvey-Clemons, Josh

LB

6-4/226

2/20/94

R

Louisville

Valdosta, Ga.

38

Holsey, Joshua

CB

5-11/195

6/25/94

R

Auburn

Fairburn, Ga.

90

Hood, Ziggy

DL

6-3/305

2/16/87

9

Missouri

Amarillo, Texas

98

Ioannidis, Matt

DL

6-3/305

1/11/94

2

Temple

Flemington, N.J.

96

Jones, Arthur

DL

6-3/320

6/3/86

8

Syracuse

Endicott, N.Y.

20

Kelley, Rob

RB

6-0/233

10/3/92

2

Tulane

New Orleans, La.

91

Kerrigan, Ryan

LB

6-4/259

8/16/88

7

Purdue

Muncie, Ind.

60

Kouandjio, Arie

G

6-5/316

4/23/92

3

Alabama

Hyattsville, Md.

72

Lanier II, Anthony

DL

6-6/286

5/8/93

2

Alabama A&M

Savannah, Ga.

77

Lauvao, Shawn

G

6-3/308

10/26/87

8

Arizona State

Honolulu, Hawaii

61

Long, Spencer

C

6-5/318

11/8/90

4

Nebraska

Elkhorn, Neb.

34

Marshall, Byron

RB

5-9/201

2/13/94

R

Oregon

San Jose, Calif.

97

McClain, Terrell

DL

6-2/302

7/20/88

7

South Florida

Pensacola, Fla.

12

McCoy, Colt

QB

6-1/215

9/5/86

8

Texas

Tuscola, Texas

92

McGee, Stacy

DL

6-3/341

1/17/90

5

Oklahoma

Muskogee, Okla.

31

Moreau, Fabian

CB

6-0/198

4/9/94

R

UCLA

Davie, Fla.

76

Moses, Morgan

T

6-6/335

3/3/91

4

Virginia

North Chesterfield, Va.

35

Nicholson, Montae

S

6-2/216

12/4/95

R

Michigan State

Monroeville, Pa.

24

Norman, Josh

CB

6-0/200

12/15/87

6

Coastal Carolina

Greenwood, S.C.

79

Nsekhe, Ty

T

6-8/338

10/27/85

3

Texas State

Arlington, Texas

84

Paul, Niles

TE

6-1/242

8/9/89

7

Nebraska

Omaha, Neb.

32

Perine, Samaje

RB

5-11/236

9/16/95

R

Oklahoma

Pflugerville, Texas

11

Pryor Sr., Terrelle

WR

6-4/228

6/20/89

5

Ohio State

Jeannette, Pa.

83

Quick, Brian

WR

6-3/218

6/5/89

6

Appalachian State Columbia, S.C.

86

Reed, Jordan

TE

6-2/246

7/3/90

5

Florida

New London, Conn.

6

Rose, Nick

K

6-2/190

5/5/94

1

Texas

Dallas, Texas

73

Roullier, Chase

C

6-4/317

8/23/93

R

Wyoming

Burnsville, Minn.

75

Scherff, Brandon

G

6-5/319

12/26/91

3

Iowa

Denison, Iowa

94

Smith, Preston

LB

6-5/265

11/17/92

3

Mississippi State

Stone Mountain, Ga.

50

Spaight, Martrell

LB

6-0/243

8/5/93

3

Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark.

87

Sprinkle, Jeremy

TE

6-5/252

8/10/94

R

Arkansas

White Hall, Ark.

57

Sundberg, Nick

LS

6-0/256

7/29/87

8

California

Phoenix, Ariz.

36

Swearinger, D.J.

S

5-10/205

9/1/91

5

South Carolina

Greenwood, S.C.

25

Thompson, Chris

RB

5-8/191

10/20/90

4

Florida State

Madison, Fla.

5

Way, Tress

P

6-1/216

4/18/90

4

Oklahoma

Tulsa, Okla.

71

Williams, Trent

T

6-5/320

7/19/88

8

Oklahoma

Longview, Texas

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Numerical Roster

OFFENSE

# name

pos.

# name

WR

13 Michael Thomas

3 Wil Lutz

K

67 Larry Warford

G

LT

72 Terron Armstead

6 Thomas Morstead

P

71 Ryan Ramczyk

T

LG

75 Andrus Peat

65 Senio Kelemete

7 Taysom Hill

QB

72 Terron Armstead

T

C

60 Max Unger

61 Josh LeRibeus

9 Drew Brees

QB

75 Andrus Peat

T

RG

67 Larry Warford

10 Chase Daniel

QB

76 Bryce Harris

T

RT

71 Ryan Ramczyk

76 Bryce Harris

11 Tommylee Lewis

WR

80 Austin Carr

WR

TE

82 Coby Fleener

WR 19 Ted Ginn Jr.

16 Brandon Coleman

80 Austin Carr

63 Cameron Tom

pos.

89 Josh Hill

84 Michael Hoomanawanui

13 Michael Thomas

WR

82 Coby Fleener

TE

83 Willie Snead IV

11 Tommylee Lewis

16 Brandon Coleman

WR

83 Willie Snead IV

WR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

WR

84 Michael Hoomanawanui TE

QB

9 Drew Brees

10 Chase Daniel

7

RB

22 Mark Ingram II

41 Alvin Kamara

33 Trey Edmunds

20 Ken Crawley

CB

89 Josh Hill

TE

27 Jonathan Williams

21 De’Vante Harris

CB

91 Trey Hendrickson

DE

22 Mark Ingram II

RB

92 John Hughes III

DT

23 Marshon Lattimore

CB

93 David Onyemata

DT

25 Rafael Bush

S

94 Cameron Jordan

DE DT

FB

Taysom Hill

42 Zach Line

DEFENSE RDE 57 Alex Okafor

44 Hau’oli Kikaha

26 P.J. Williams

CB

95 Tyeler Davison

RDT 95 Tyeler Davison

93 David Onyemata

97 Al-Quadin Muhammad

27 Jonathan Williams

RB

97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE

LDT 98 Sheldon Rankins

92 John Hughes III

31 Chris Banjo

S

98 Sheldon Rankins

LDE 94 Cameron Jordan

91 Trey Hendrickson

32 Kenny Vaccaro

S

WILL 52 Craig Robertson

33 Trey Edmunds

RB

MLB 51 Manti Te’o

50 Gerald Hodges

34 Justin Hardee

DB

SAM 53 A.J. Klein

56 Michael Mauti

41 Alvin Kamara

RB

RCB 23 Marshon Lattimore

21 De’Vante Harris

34 Justin Hardee

42 Zach Line

FB

31 Chris Banjo

SS

32 Kenny Vaccaro

25 Rafael Bush

43 Marcus Williams

S

FS

43 Marcus Williams

48 Vonn Bell

44 Hau’oli Kikaha

DE

26 P.J. Williams

48 Vonn Bell

S

49 Zach Wood

LS

SPECIAL TEAMS

LCB 20 Ken Crawley

50 Gerald Hodges

LB

P

6 Thomas Morstead

51 Manti Te’o

LB

K

3 Wil Lutz

52 Craig Robertson

LB

KO

3 Wil Lutz

53 A.J. Klein

LB

LS

49 Zach Wood

56 Michael Mauti

LB

H

10 Chase Daniel

6

57 Alex Okafor

DE

PR

19 Ted Ginn Jr.

41 Alvin Kamara

11 Tommylee Lewis

60 Max Unger

C

21 De’Vante Harris

61 Josh LeRibeus

G

11 Tommylee Lewis

63 Cameron Tom

C

65 Senio Kelemete

G/C

Thomas Morstead

KR

41 Alvin Kamara

33 Trey Edmunds

pronunciation Guide T Terron Armstead (ter-RON) // TE Michael Hoomanawanui (HO-oh-mah-nah-wah-noo-wee) // RB Alvin Kamara (Kuh-MARE-Uh) // G/C Senio Kelemete (SENN-ee-oh KEL-uh-MET-tay) LB Hau’oli Kikaha (ha-OH-lee key-KAH-hah) ) // G Josh LeRibeus (luh-REE-bus // DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (ahl-Kwah-DEEN) // DT David Onyemata (un-ye-mah-tah) G/T Andrus Peat (an-druss pete) // T Ryan Ramczyk (RAM-check) // LB Manti Te’o (MAN-tie TAY-oh)

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Numerical Roster

OFFENSE

# name pos.

# name

pos.

13 Maurice Harris

5 Tress Way

P

73 Chase Roullier

C

WR 11 Terrelle Pryor Sr. LT

71 Trent Williams

79 Ty Nsekhe

6 Nick Rose

K

75 Brandon Scherff

G

LG

77 Shawn Lauvao

60 Arie Kouandjio

8 Kirk Cousins

QB

76 Morgan Moses

T

C

61 Spencer Long

73 Chase Roullier

11 Terrelle Pryor Sr.

WR

77 Shawn Lauvao

G

12 Colt McCoy

QB

79 Ty Nsekhe

T

66 Tony Bergstrom

RG

75 Brandon Scherff

60 Arie Kouandjio

RT

76 Morgan Moses

79 Ty Nsekhe

69 T.J. Clemmings

13 Maurice Harris

WR

80 Jamison Crowder

WR

TE

86 Jordan Reed

85 Vernon Davis

84 Niles Paul

14 Ryan Grant

WR

83 Brian Quick

WR

87 Jeremy Sprinkle

18 Josh Doctson

WR

84 Niles Paul

TE

S

85 Vernon Davis

TE

WR 80 Jamison Crowder

14 Ryan Grant

22 Deshazor Everett

WR 18 Josh Doctson

83 Brian Quick

23 DeAngelo Hall

S

86 Jordan Reed

TE

12 Colt McCoy

24 Josh Norman

CB

87 Jeremy Sprinkle

TE

25 Chris Thompson

RB

90 Ziggy Hood

DL

26 Bashaud Breeland CB

91 Ryan Kerrigan

LB

29 Kendall Fuller

CB

92 Stacy McGee

DL

31 Fabian Moreau

CB

94 Preston Smith

LB

QB

8

Kirk Cousins

RB

25 Chris Thompson

32 Samaje Perine

34 Byron Marshall

DEFENSE DE

92 Stacy McGee

97 Terrell McClain

NT

90 Ziggy Hood

92 Stacy McGee

32 Samaje Perine

RB

97 Terrell McClain

DL

72 Anthony Lanier II

34 Byron Marshall

RB

98 Matt Ioannidis

DL

DE

98 Matt Ioannidis

67 Caraun Reid

SLB 94 Preston Smith

52 Ryan Anderson

35 Montae Nicholson

S

MLB 53 Zach Brown

40 Josh Harvey-Clemons

36 D.J. Swearinger

S

MLB 50 Martrell Spaight

40 Josh Harvey-Clemons

38 Joshua Holsey

CB

58 Junior Galette

40 Josh Harvey-Clemons LB

WLB 91 Ryan Kerrigan

55 Chris Carter

CB

26 Bashaud Breeland

47 Quinton Dunbar

31 Fabian Moreau

47 Quinton Dunbar

CB

CB

24 Josh Norman

29 Kendall Fuller

38 Joshua Holsey

50 Martrell Spaight

LB

SS

35 Montae Nicholson

22 Deshazor Everett

52 Ryan Anderson

LB

23 DeAngelo Hall

53 Zach Brown

LB

55 Chris Carter

LB

57 Nick Sundberg

LS

5 Tress Way

58 Junior Galette

LB

K

6 Nick Rose

60 Arie Kouandjio

G

H

5 Tress Way

61 Spencer Long

C

LS

57 Nick Sundberg

66 Tony Bergstrom

OL

KR

25 Chris Thompson

26 Bashaud Breeland

67 Caraun Reid

DL

29 Kendall Fuller

69 T.J. Clemmings

T

71 Trent Williams

T

72 Anthony Lanier II

DL

FS

36 D.J. Swearinger

SPECIAL TEAMS P

PR

80 Jamison Crowder

pronunciation Guide Bashaud Breeland (BUSH-aud) // Josh Doctson (DOCK-sun) // Deshazor Everett (de-SHAY-zor) // Junior Galette (guh-LET) // Matt Ioannidis (eye-an-NYE-dis) Arie Kouandjio (r-REE / kwan-JOE) // Shawn Lauvao (lah-VOW) // Terrell McClain (tuh-RELL) // Ty Nsekhe (en-SECK-he) // Samaje Perine (sah-MAH-jay / PEE-rhine) Chase Roullier (ROO-lee-ay) // Brandon Scherff (SCHER-eff) // Martrell Spaight (SPAYT) // D.J. Swearinger (SWEAR-in-jer)

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Saints - statistics 2017 Statistics Scoring TD Ru Pa Rt PAT FG 2pt. PTS

2017: Won 7, Lost 2 Date

W/L Score Opp.

Lutz

0 0

0

0 28/31 18/22 0

82

Ingram

7 7 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

42

Kamara

6 4 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

36

9/11/2017

L

19- 29

at Minnesota Vikings

9/17/2017

L

20- 36

New England Patriots

9/24/2017

W

34- 13

at Carolina Panthers

Coleman

3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

at Miami Dolphins

Ginn

3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

10/1/2017

W

20- 0

10/15/2017

W

52- 38

Detroit Lions

Fleener

2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

10/22/2017

W

26- 17

at Green Bay Packers

Thomas

2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

10/29/2017

W

20- 12

Chicago Bears

Brees

2 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

11/5/2017

W

30- 10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

11/12/2017

W

47- 10

at Buffalo Bills

Hardee

1 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0

6

Edmunds

1 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

6

Lattimore

1 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0

6

Opp.

Vaccaro

1 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0

6

156

Hoomanawanui 1

Team Stats

Saints

0

1

0

0/0

0/0

0

6

Total First Downs

198

Rushing

72 50

Jordan

1 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0

Passing

115 87

Team

31 14 13 4 28/31 18/22 0

Penalty

11 19

Opponents 18 5

3rd Down: Made/Att

45/109

50/118

3rd Down Pct.

41.3%

42.4%

Score by Periods Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS

4th Down: Made/Att

6/8

0/4

Team

53 71 74 70 0 268

4th Down Pct.

75.0%

0.0%

Opponents

43 42 30 50 0 165

Possession Avg.

32:36

27:24

Total Net Yards

3622

2811

Avg. Per Game

402.4

312.3

Total Plays

584

534

Avg. Per Play

6.2

5.3

Net Yards Rushing

1280

998

Avg. Per Game

142.2

110.9

Total Rushes

276

212

Net Yards Passing

2342

1813

Avg. Per Game

260.2

201.4

Sacked/Yards Lost

8/56

25/161

Gross Yards

2398

1974

Attempts/Completions 300/215

297/178

Completion Pct.

71.7%

59.9%

Had Intercepted

4

10

Punts/Average

27/48.1 42/44.1

Net Punting Avg.

41.6

11 2 15/17 14/18 0

6 268 165

RB Pierre Thomas

40.7

Penalties/Yards 55/486 60/448 Fumbles/Ball Lost

13/6

12/3

Touchdowns 31 18 Rushing

14 5

Passing

13 11

Returns 4 2

2-Pt Conversions: Team 0/0, Opponents: 0/1 SACKS: Jordan 7.0, Okafor 4.5, Kikaha 3.0, Hendrickson 2.0, Onyemata 1.5, Bell 1.5, Robertson 1.0, Bush 1.0, Klein 1.0, Rankins 1.0, Anzalone 1.0, Vaccaro 0.5 Team: 25.0, Opponents: 8.0

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RB Alvin Kamara


Saints - statistics 2017 Statistics

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Ingram

144 672 4.7 51 7

Kamara

64 417 6.5 25t 4

Peterson

27 81 3.0 11 0

Edmunds

9 48 5.3 41t 1

Ginn

4 32 8.0 15 0

Line

3 13 4.3 9 0

Brees

20 9 0.5 7t 2

Lewis

1 8 8.0 8 0

Kuhn

1 2 2.0 2 0

Daniel

3 -2 -0.7 0 0

Team

276 1280 4.6

51

14

Opponents 212 998 4.7 50 5

WR Ted Ginn Jr.

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Thomas

59 662 11.2 33 2

Kamara

42 373 8.9 38 2

Ingram

31 192 6.2 25 0

Morstead

27 1300 48.1 41.6 2 13 68 0

Ginn

29 483 16.7 53 3

Team

27 1300 48.1 41.6 2 13 68 0

Fleener

16 196 12.3 33 2

Opponents 42 1852 44.1 40.7 2 14 61 1

Coleman

15 282 18.8 54 3

Hill

8 59 7.4 19 0

Punt Returns Ret. FC Yds. Avg. Long TD

Lewis

7 84 12.0 52 0

Ginn

19 13 103 5.4 17

Hoomanawanui 5

52

10.4 25

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

1

0

Snead

1 0 0 0.0 0 0

Peterson

2 4 2.0 3 0

Team

20 13 103 5.2 17

Snead

1 11 11.0 11 0

Opponents

12 6 137 11.4 74t 1

Line

0 0 0 0 0

Team

215 2398 11.2 54

13

0

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

Opponents 178 1974 11.1 53t 11

Kamara

5 120 24.0 34 0

Ginn 5 56 11.2 17 0

Interceptions No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

4 100 25.0 39 0

Edmunds 3 65 21.7 27 0

Vaccaro 3 41 13.7 30 0 Lattimore

Lewis

Kuhn 1 9 9.0 9 0

2 52 26.0 27t 1

Rankins 1 27 27.0 27 0 Williams 1 7 7.0 7 0 Crawley 1 0 0.0 0 0

Team

18 350 19.4 39

0

Opponents

15 388 25.9 46

0

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

Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0 Jordan 1 0 0.0 0 1

Lutz

0/ 0

5/ 5

2/ 2

9/ 12

2/ 3

Team

Team

0/ 0

5/ 5

2/ 2

9/ 12

2/ 3

Opponents

0/ 0

5/ 5

3/ 3

5/ 6

1/ 4

10 127 12.7 30

Opponents 4 2

2

0.5 2t 1

Passing Att. Cmp. Yds.

Cmp% Yds/Att TD TD% Int Int%

Long

Brees

300 215 2398 71.7%

8.0

13 4.3% 4 1.3% 54

Team

300 215 2398 71.7%

8.0

Opponents

297 178 1974 59.9%

6.6

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Sack/Lost Rating 8/56

104.0

13 4.3% 4 1.3% 54

8/56

104.0

11 3.7% 10 3.4% 53t

25/161

78.0


REDSKINS - Statistics 2017 Statistics Scoring TD Ru Pa Rt K-PAT FG S PTS

2017: Won 4, Lost 5 Date

Hopkins

W/L Score Opp.

0 0 12/13 9/11 0

39

Thompson 5 2 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

0 0

30

Rose

0 0 0 0 9/10 7/8 0

30

Doctson

3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

Cousins

3 3 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

Kelley

3 3 0 0 0/0 0/0 0

18

Reed

2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

9/10/2017

L

17-30

Philadelphia Eagles

9/17/2017

W

27-20

at Los Angeles Rams

9/24/2017

W

27-10

Oakland Raiders

10/2/2017

L

20-29

at Kansas City Chiefs

10/15/2017

W

26-24

San Francisco 49ers

10/23/2017

L

24-34

at Philadelphia Eagles

10/29/2017

L

19-33

Dallas Cowboys

Grant

2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0

12

at Seattle Seahawks

Harris

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

6

Minnesota Vikings

Davis

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

6

Kerrigan

1 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0

6

Pryor

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

6

Perine

1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0

Team

23 8

14 1 21/23 16/19 0

207

Opponents 26 7

16 3 21/22 17/24 1

232

11/5/2017

W

11/12/2017

L

17-14 30-38

Team Stats

Washington

Opp. 174

6

Total First Downs

170

Rushing

39 49

Passing

120 107

Penalty

11 18

Score by Periods Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT PTS

3rd Down: Made/Att

43/116

51/119

Team

50 72 30 55 0 207

3rd Down Pct.

37.1%

42.9%

Opponents

23 78 60 71 0 232

4th Down: Made/Att

5/9

4/6

4th Down Pct.

55.6%

66.7%

Possession Avg.

30:37

29:23

Total Net Yards

3138

3101

Avg. Per Game

348.7

344.6

Total Plays

568

563

Avg. Per Play

5.5

5.5

Net Yards Rushing

870

986

Avg. Per Game

96.7

109.6

Total Rushes

232

241

Net Yards Passing

2268

2115

Avg. Per Game

252.0

235.0

Sacked/Yards Lost

23/206

22/141

Gross Yards

2474

2256

Attempts/Completions 313/208

300/186

Completion Pct.

66.5%

62.0%

Had Intercepted

5

10

Punts/Average

38/44.4 38/45.1

Net Punting Avg.

38.6

42.0

Penalties/Yards 47/368 65/563 Fumbles/Ball Lost

21/10

11/4

Touchdowns 23 26 Rushing 8 7 Passing

14 16

Returns 1 3

2-Pt Conv: Team 0/0, Opponents: 1/4 SACKS: R.Kerrigan 6.0, P.Smith 4.5, M.Ioannidis 3.5, Z.Brown 2.5, T.McClain 2.0, J.Galette 1.0, J.Allen 1.0, M.Foster 0.5, E.Hood 0.5, D.Swearinger 0.5 Team: 22.0, Opponents: 23.0

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RB Chris Thompson


REDSKINS - Statistics 2017 Statistics

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Thompson

60 277 4.6 61t 2

Perine

66 210 3.2 12 0

Kelley

62 194 3.1 21 3

Cousins

30 130 4.3 18 3

Crowder

5 31 6.2 11 0

Brown

8 29 3.6 11 0

Paul

1 -1 -1.0 -1 0

Team

232 870 3.8 61t 8

Opponents 241 986 4.1 32 7

QB Kirk Cousins Receiving No. Yds. Avg. Long TD Thompson

38 494 13.0 74 3

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

Crowder

32 348 10.9 41 0

Way

38 1688 44.4 38.6 3 15 62 0

Davis

30 460 15.3 69 1

Team

38 1688 44.4 38.6 3 15 62 0

Grant

27 279 10.3 34 2

Opponents 38 1712 45.1 42.0 2 14 61 0

Reed

27 211 7.8 20 2

Pryor

20 240 12.0 44t 1

Doctson

15 219 14.6 52t 3

Punt Returns Ret. FC Yds. Avg. Long TD

Perine

6 55 9.2 25 1

Crowder

13 11 68 5.2 18 0

Quick

4 60 15.0 31 0

Hall

2 0 7 3.5 7 0

Kelley

4 18 4.5 9 0

Team

15 11 75 5.0 18 0

Harris

2 50 25.0 36t 1

Opponents

18 12 162 9.0 39

Paul

2 29 14.5 32 0

Brown

1 11 11.0 11 0

Sprinkle

0 0 0 0 0

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long TD

Team

208 2474 11.9 74

14

Thompson

8

165 20.6 29

0

Opponents 186 2256 12.1 69

16

Breeland

3

59 19.7 24

0

Perine

2

48 24.0 28

0

Harris

1

24 24.0 24

0

Kelley

1

16 16.0 16

0

15 312 20.8 29 0 13 255 19.6 34 0

interceptions No. Yds. Avg.

Long TD

0

Fuller

3 3 1.0 3 0

Team

Swearinger

2 32 16.0 31 0

Opponents

Kerrigan

1 24 24.0 24t 1

Foster

1 10 10.0 10 0

Compton

1 2 2.0 2 0

Dunbar

1 0 0.0 0 0

Hopkins

1/ 1

4/ 4

1/ 1

3/ 3

0/ 2

Nicholson

1 0 0.0 0 0

Rose

0/ 0

4/ 4

1/ 2

1/ 1

1/ 1

10 71 7.1 31 1

Team

1/ 1

8/ 8

2/ 3

4/ 4

1/ 3

Opponents

0/ 0

3/ 3

5/ 6

5/ 11

4/ 4

Team

Opponents 5

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

60 12.0 21t 1

Passing Att. Cmp. Yds.

Cmp% Yds/Att TD TD% Int Int%

Long

Sack/Lost Rating

Cousins

313 208 2474 66.5%

7.9

14 4.5% 5 1.6% 74

23/206

98.7

Team

313 208 2474 66.5%

7.9

14 4.5% 5 1.6% 74

23/206

98.7

Opponents

300 186 2256 62.0%

7.5

16 5.3% 10 3.3% 69

22/141

89.0

100

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Outside the huddle

LB A.J. Klein #53 L

inebacker A.J. Klein was signed by New Orleans in the 2017 offseason and has taken over the strongside position as well as being voted by his teammates as a team captain, leading the team with 41 stops. Klein sat down for a Q and A to let fans know more about himself both on and off the field

What is your favorite food? I’m a big sandwich fan. I like any kind of cold deli sandwich.

Who do you think the funniest guy on the team is? Cam Jordan is always cracking jokes.

What is your earliest Super Bowl memory from when you were growing up? Probably the 1996 Packers, when they played New England (Super Bowl XXXI) and Desmond Howard returned the kickoff for a touchdown. I was a Packers fan growing up, so that was my first big Super Bowl.

Do you have a favorite restaurant in New Orleans? So far, I would say Shaya. It’s won some awards. I also am a big oyster fan, so I go to Superior for happy hour oysters and drafts. Besides football, what is your favorite sport to play? Golf. I like to play it. I’m a big baseball fan, but I really like to play golf.

Who is your favorite non-Saints NFL player? Brett Favre. Do you have a pump-up song for before you play? I actually listen to really weird stuff before I go play. Some days I will listen to mellow stuff, some days I listen to hard rock, some days rap. It just changes based on my mood. Maybe my favorite pump up song is Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes.

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Do you have a secret talent? I don’t have any musical talents. I wish I did. I do enjoy cooking. It’s how I get away from football when I get home. I can’t say I’m the best cook, but I can cook some pretty good dishes.

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What is your favorite movie? I want to go comedy. One of the best one-liner movies ever is ‘Dumb and Dumber.’ I think it’s one of the funniest movies. Who is your favorite superhero? Batman. What is the last book you have read? With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge.


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Outside the huddle

s Marcus Williams #43 T

he club’s second-round draft pick in 2017 out of Utah, S Marcus Williams has made an immediate impact, moving into the starting lineup on day one and ranking among team leaders with 33 tackles. Below, Williams sat down from his busy schedule to discuss some of his favorites both on and off the field.

What is your favorite food? Chicken fettuccine alfredo. What is your earliest NFL or sports memory from when you were growing up? I never really watched sports. I was always more into playing sports. Do you have a pump-up song for before you play? I usually listen to R&B and a little bit of everything. I just like a mellow type of music before I go play. Who is your favorite non-Saints NFL player? Earl Thomas. I watch him all the time before I go out. He’s always trying to make plays.

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Do you have a secret talent? I am pretty talented at basketball and bowling. I like to do competitive things. Besides football, what is your favorite sport to play? Basketball. What is your favorite movie? Norbit. Who is your favorite superhero? My dad is my favorite superhero. He means everything to me.


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 L at Indianapolis Colts W Dallas Cowboys (Mon) L San Francisco 49ers W at Philadelphia Eagles L Tampa Bay Buccaneers W at Los Angeles Rams (London) L BYE at San Francisco 49ers W Seattle Seahawks (Thu) L 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) W at Pittsburgh Steelers L Tampa Bay Buccaneers W Detroit Lions L at Chicago Bears (Mon) W Green Bay Packers W Baltimore Ravens W at Cleveland Browns (London) W BYE at Washington Redskins W 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

L L L L L L L L L W 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.

106

W W L W L L L W W 12:00 PM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 3:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

W L W W W L L L W 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 L Detroit Lions (Mon) L at Philadelphia Eagles L at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L Los Angeles Chargers L at Denver Broncos W Seattle Seahawks L BYE Los Angeles Rams L at San Francisco 49ers L 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

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

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 at Miami at Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Atlanta Falcons (Mon) at Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints

Indianapolis Colts W Washington Redskins L at San Francisco 49ers (Thu) W at Dallas Cowboys W Seattle Seahawks L at Jacksonville Jaguars W Arizona Cardinals (London) W BYE at New York Giants W Houston Texans W at Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM New Orleans Saints 3:25 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 W at Kansas City Chiefs L New York Giants W at Los Angeles Chargers W Arizona Cardinals W at Carolina Panthers (Thu) W Washington Redskins (Mon) W San Francisco 49ers W Denver Broncos W BYE at Dallas Cowboys 7:30 PM Chicago Bears 12:00 PM at Seattle Seahawks 7:30 PM at Los Angeles Rams 3:25 PM at New York Giants 12:00 PM Oakland Raiders (Mon) 7:30 PM Dallas Cowboys 12:00 PM

Washington

buccaneers 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

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

Philadelphia

Tampa Bay L W L W W

L L W L L W W L

r ams

gi ants L L W W

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

W W L W W L L W W W

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 W Green Bay Packers W at Detroit Lions W Buffalo Bills L BYE Miami Dolphins L at New England Patriots L at New York Jets W at Carolina Panthers L Dallas Cowboys W 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 W at Denver Broncos W at Arizona Cardinals (Mon) L Los Angeles Rams L Green Bay Packers L BYE at San Francisco 49ers W at Washington Redskins W Kansas City Chiefs W at Atlanta Falcons L 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

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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

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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 W Cleveland Browns W at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) L Pittsburgh Steelers L at Oakland Raiders W Chicago Bears L at Minnesota Vikings L Miami Dolphins (Thu) W at Tennessee Titans L 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) W Dallas Cowboys W at Buffalo Bills L Oakland Raiders W BYE New York Giants L at Los Angeles Chargers L at Kansas City Chiefs (Mon) L at Philadelphia Eagles L New England Patriots L 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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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Sep. 10 Sep. 17

at Houston Texans Tennessee Titans

Sep. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26

Baltimore Ravens (London) W at New York Jets L at Pittsburgh Steelers W Los Angeles Rams L at Indianapolis Colts W BYE Cincinnati Bengals W Los Angeles Chargers W at Cleveland Browns 12:00 PM at Arizona Cardinals 3:25 PM

Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 24 Dec. 31

Indianapolis Colts Seattle Seahawks Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans

at Los Angeles Chargers W at New York Jets L New Orleans Saints (London) L Tennessee Titans W at Atlanta Falcons W New York Jets W at Baltimore Ravens (Thu) L Oakland Raiders L at Carolina Panthers (Mon) L Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12:00PM 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

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patriots 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

Kansas City Chiefs (Thu) L at New Orleans Saints W Houston Texans W Carolina Panthers L at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thu) W at New York Jets W Atlanta Falcons W Los Angeles Chargers W BYE at Denver Broncos W 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

Tennessee t i tans

steelers

at Cleveland Browns W Minnesota Vikings W at Chicago Bears L at Baltimore Ravens L Jacksonville Jaguars L at Kansas City Chiefs W Cincinnati Bengals W at Detroit Lions W BYE at Indianapolis Colts W Tennessee Titans (Thu) 7:25 PM Green Bay Packers 7:30 PM at Cincinnati Bengals (Mon) 7:30 PM Baltimore Ravens 7:30 PM New England Patriots 3:25 PM at Houston Texans (Mon) 3:30 PM Cleveland Browns 12:00 PM

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Pittsburgh 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

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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

Miami

at Tennessee Titans W New York Jets W at Washington Redskins W at Denver Broncos L Baltimore Ravens L Los Angeles Chargers L Kansas City Chiefs (Thu) W at Buffalo Bills L at Miami Dolphins W 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

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New York

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

chargers

at New England Patriots (Thu) W Philadelphia Eagles W at Los Angeles Chargers W Washington Redskins (Mon) W at Houston Texans W Pittsburgh Steelers L at Oakland Raiders (Thu) L Denver Broncos (Mon) W at Dallas Cowboys L 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

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

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Los Angeles

chiefs

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

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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

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

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Following his 36-yard touchdown catch in the Saints’ 30-10 win over Tampa Bay on Nov. 5, WR Ted Ginn Jr. jumped into the stands and handed the touchdown ball to Jacques Serigne and his parents Jonathan and Randi.Â

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