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2008 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in NFC South Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 6.8, Defense: -2.8, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 463 points (28.9/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (24.6/g), 26th.
 Differential of 70 points (4.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Sean Payton (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Doug Marrone
 Defensive Coordinator: Gary Gibbs
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Secondary)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Drew Brees* 29 7 16 413 for 635, 5,069 yards, 34 td, 17 int, & 22 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
RB Reggie Bush 23 2 9 106 rushes for 404 yards, 2 td, & 52 catches for 440 yards and 4 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
FB Mike Karney 27 4 8 8 rushes for 10 yards, 2 td, & 9 catches for 18 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 156th pick / 2004
WR Devery Henderson 26 4 13 32 catches for 793 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 33 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 50th pick / 2004
WR Lance Moore 25 2 6 79 catches for 928 yards, 10 td
TE Jeremy Shockey 28 6 11 50 catches for 483 yards, 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 14th pick / 2002
LT Jammal Brown* 27 3 15 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2005
LG Carl Nicks 23 Rook 13 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 164th pick / 2008
C Jonathan Goodwin 30 6 13 New York Jets / 5th / 154th pick / 2002
RG Jahri Evans 25 2 16 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 108th pick / 2006
RT Jon Stinchcomb 29 5 16 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Charles Grant 30 6 8 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
NT Kendrick Clancy 30 8 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
RDT Sedrick Ellis 23 Rook 13 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 2008
RDE Will Smith 27 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
LLB Scott Fujita 29 6 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 143rd pick / 2002
MLB Jonathan Vilma 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 2004
RLB Scott Shanle 29 5 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 7th / 251st pick / 2003
LCB Randall Gay 26 4 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Jason David 26 4 6 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 125th pick / 2004
SS Roman Harper 26 2 15 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
FS Kevin Kaesviharn 32 7 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Garrett Hartley 22 Rook 0 13 of 13 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points
P Steve Weatherford 26 2 0 26 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Reggie Bush 23 2 9 20 punt returns for a 13.5 average and 3 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
KR Pierre Thomas 24 1 5 31 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
92 Remi Ayodele 25 6 0 250 6-2 Oklahoma 4/22/1983 1 0
36 Darian Barnes 28 4 0 250 6-2 Rutgers,Hampton 2/29/1980 6 0
40 Mike Bell 25 4 0 215 6-0 Arizona 4/23/1983 2 0
9 Drew Brees* 29 QB 16 16 209 6-0 Purdue 1/15/1979 7 17 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
70 Jammal Brown* 27 LT 15 15 313 6-6 Oklahoma 3/30/1981 3 13 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2005
11 Mark Brunell 38 2 0 217 6-1 Washington 9/17/1970 14 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 118th pick / 1993
29 Josh Bullocks 25 fs 16 6 207 6-0 Nebraska 2/28/1983 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2005
25 Reggie Bush 23 PR 10 9 200 6-0 USC 3/2/1985 2 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
74 Jermon Bushrod 24 2 0 315 6-4 Towson St. 8/19/1984 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 125th pick / 2007
80 Mark Campbell 33 te 9 4 255 6-6 Michigan 12/6/1975 9 1
97 Jeff Charleston 25 10 0 265 6-4 Idaho St. 1/19/1983 1 1
71 Kendrick Clancy 30 NT 14 14 305 6-1 Mississippi 9/17/1978 8 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
12 Marques Colston 25 wr 11 6 225 6-4 Hofstra 6/5/1983 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 252nd pick / 2006
18 Terrance Copper 26 5 0 204 6-0 East Carolina 3/12/1982 4 0
21 Jason Craft 32 2 0 187 5-10 Colorado St. 2/13/1976 9 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 160th pick / 1999
42 Jason David 26 RCB 14 6 165 5-8 Washington St. 6/12/1982 4 4 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 125th pick / 2004
56 Jo-Lonn Dunbar 23 lb 15 2 233 6-1 Boston Col. 3/13/1985 Rook 2
98 Sedrick Ellis 23 RDT 13 13 308 6-1 USC 7/9/1985 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 2008
73 Jahri Evans 25 RG 16 16 316 6-4 Bloomsburg 8/22/1983 2 10 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 108th pick / 2006
54 Troy Evans 31 15 0 238 6-1 Cincinnati 12/3/1977 6 1
55 Scott Fujita 29 LLB 14 13 247 6-5 California 4/28/1979 6 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 143rd pick / 2002
20 Randall Gay 26 LCB 14 13 186 5-11 LSU 5/5/1982 4 5
31 Aaron Glenn 36 db 4 1 185 5-9 Texas A&M 7/16/1972 14 1 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1994
76 Jonathan Goodwin 30 C 13 13 318 6-3 Ohio,Michigan 12/2/1978 6 8 New York Jets / 5th / 154th pick / 2002
7 Ben Graham 35 1 0 230 6-5 Deakin (Australia) 11/2/1973 3 0
1 Martin Gramatica 33 5 0 170 5-8 Kansas St. 11/27/1975 9 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 80th pick / 1999
94 Charles Grant 30 LDE 8 8 282 6-3 Georgia 9/3/1978 6 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
10 Skyler Green 24 2 0 195 5-9 LSU 9/12/1984 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 125th pick / 2006
30 Lynell Hamilton 23 1 0 235 6-0 San Diego St. 8/5/1985 Rook 0
41 Roman Harper 26 SS 15 15 195 6-0 Alabama 12/11/1982 2 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
5 Garrett Hartley 22 K 8 0 204 5-8 Oklahoma 5/16/1986 Rook 3
19 Devery Henderson 26 WR 16 13 200 5-11 LSU 3/26/1982 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 50th pick / 2004
21 Terrence Holt 28 2 0 208 6-2 North Carolina St. 3/5/1980 5 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 137th pick / 2003
47 Kevin Houser 31 16 0 250 6-2 Ohio St. 8/23/1977 8 2 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 228th pick / 2000
43 Kevin Kaesviharn 32 FS 11 11 194 6-1 Augustana (SD) 8/29/1976 7 5
44 Mike Karney 27 FB 12 8 254 5-11 Arizona St. 7/6/1981 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 156th pick / 2004
96 Antwan Lake 29 11 0 308 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1979 6 1
Michael Lehan 29 3 0 190 6-0 Minnesota 11/25/1979 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 152nd pick / 2003
68 Matt Lehr 29 c 13 3 300 6-3 Virginia Tech 4/25/1979 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 2001
26 Deuce McAllister 30 rb 13 6 232 6-1 Mississippi 12/27/1978 7 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
93 Bobby McCray 27 LDE 16 8 261 6-6 Florida 8/8/1981 4 5 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 249th pick / 2004
34 Mike McKenzie 32 lcb 7 6 194 6-0 Memphis 4/26/1976 9 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 87th pick / 1999
17 Robert Meachem 24 wr 14 3 214 6-2 Tennessee 9/28/1984 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 27th pick / 2007
5 Taylor Mehlhaff 23 3 0 185 5-10 Wisconsin 8/25/1985 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 178th pick / 2008
83 Billy Miller 31 te 15 5 245 6-3 USC 4/24/1977 9 6 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1999
50 Marvin Mitchell 24 15 0 249 6-3 Tennessee 10/21/1984 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 220th pick / 2007
16 Lance Moore 25 WR 16 6 177 5-9 Toledo 8/31/1983 2 9
67 Jamar Nesbit 32 g 7 3 329 6-4 South Carolina 12/17/1976 9 2
77 Carl Nicks 23 LG 16 13 343 6-5 Nebraska 5/14/1985 Rook 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 164th pick / 2008
86 Buck Ortega 27 te 11 1 227 6-4 Miami (FL) 11/22/1981 Rook 0
4 Glenn Pakulak 28 8 0 220 6-3 Kentucky 4/9/1980 Rook 1
81 David Patten 34 wr 5 3 190 5-10 West. Carolina 8/19/1974 11 2
22 Tracy Porter 22 rcb 5 5 185 5-11 Indiana 8/11/1986 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2008
39 Chris Reis 25 15 0 215 6-1 Georgia Tech 9/19/1983 1 1
15 Courtney Roby 25 5 0 189 6-0 Indiana 1/10/1983 3 0 Tennessee Titans / 3rd / 68th pick / 2005
89 Sean Ryan 28 1 0 254 6-5 Boston Col. 3/27/1980 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 144th pick / 2004
95 Josh Savage 28 3 0 276 6-4 Utah 9/28/1980 4 0
58 Scott Shanle 29 RLB 16 16 240 6-2 Nebraska 11/23/1979 5 7 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 251st pick / 2003
88 Jeremy Shockey 28 TE 12 11 253 6-5 Miami (FL) 8/18/1980 6 5 New York Giants / 1st / 14th pick / 2002
91 Will Smith 27 RDE 16 16 282 6-3 Ohio St. 7/4/1981 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
33 Olaniyi Sobomehin 24 1 0 230 6-1 Portland St. 10/11/1984 Rook 0
72 Montavious Stanley 27 1 0 314 6-2 Louisville 10/10/1981 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 182nd pick / 2006
27 Aaron Stecker 33 6 0 213 5-10 Wisconsin,West. Illinois 11/13/1975 8 1
78 Jon Stinchcomb 29 RT 16 16 302 6-5 Georgia 8/27/1979 5 10 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
64 Zach Strief 25 g 16 1 349 6-7 Northwestern 9/22/1983 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 210th pick / 2006
99 Hollis Thomas 34 dt 8 2 306 6-0 Northern Illinois 1/10/1974 12 1
23 Pierre Thomas 24 KR 15 5 210 5-11 Illinois 12/18/1984 1 7
24 Leigh Torrence 26 7 0 183 6-0 Stanford 1/4/1982 3 0
51 Jonathan Vilma 26 MLB 16 16 230 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/16/1982 4 9 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 2004
7 Steve Weatherford 26 P 7 0 215 6-3 Illinois 12/17/1982 2 1
66 Brian Young 31 dt 8 3 298 6-2 Texas-El Paso 7/8/1977 8 2 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 139th pick / 2000
28 Usama Young 23 db 15 2 186 5-11 Kent St. 5/8/1985 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 2007
Team Total 27.6 16 239.2 6-1.4 4.3