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2009 New Orleans Saints

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.8, Offense: 11.2, Defense: -0.5, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 510 points (31.9/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (21.3/g), 20th.
 Differential of 169 points (10.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Sean Payton (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael
 Defensive Coordinator: Gregg Williams
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Secondary)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: River Ridge Playing Fields (Oxnard, California)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Drew Brees* 30 8 15 363 for 514, 4,388 yards, 34 td, 11 int, & 22 rushes for 33 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
RB Reggie Bush 24 3 8 70 rushes for 390 yards, 5 td, & 47 catches for 335 yards and 3 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
WR Marques Colston 26 3 14 70 catches for 1,074 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 252nd pick / 2006
WR Devery Henderson 27 5 11 51 catches for 804 yards, 2 td, & 4 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 50th pick / 2004
TE Jeremy Shockey 29 7 12 48 catches for 569 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 1st / 14th pick / 2002
LT Jermon Bushrod 25 2 14 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 125th pick / 2007
LG Carl Nicks 24 1 16 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 164th pick / 2008
C Jonathan Goodwin* 31 7 16 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 5th / 154th pick / 2002
RT Jon Stinchcomb* 30 6 16 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Charles Grant 31 7 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
LDT Remi Ayodele 26 2 13 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Sedrick Ellis 24 1 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 2008
RDE Will Smith 28 5 16 13.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
LLB Scott Fujita 30 7 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 143rd pick / 2002
MLB Jonathan Vilma* 27 5 15 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 2004
RLB Scott Shanle 30 6 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 7th / 251st pick / 2003
LCB Jabari Greer 27 5 8 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Tracy Porter 23 1 11 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2008
SS Roman Harper* 27 3 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
FS Darren Sharper*+ 34 12 14 0.5 sacks, 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 45 21 0 13 of 17 field goals & 50 of 52 extra points
P Thomas Morstead 23 Rook 0 58 punts for a 43.6 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 5th / 164th pick / 2009
PR Reggie Bush 24 3 8 27 punt returns for a 4.8 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
KR Courtney Roby 26 4 0 42 kick returns for a 27.5 average and 1 td Tennessee Titans / 3rd / 68th pick / 2005

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
92 Remi Ayodele 26 LDT 15 13 250 6-2 Oklahoma 4/22/1983 2 6
21 Mike Bell 26 rb 13 3 215 6-0 Arizona 4/23/1983 3 5
9 Drew Brees* 30 QB 15 15 209 6-0 Purdue 1/15/1979 8 16 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
11 Mark Brunell 39 qb 16 1 217 6-1 Washington 9/17/1970 15 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 118th pick / 1993
25 Reggie Bush 24 PR 14 8 200 6-0 USC 3/2/1985 3 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
74 Jermon Bushrod 25 LT 15 14 315 6-4 Towson St. 8/19/1984 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 125th pick / 2007
3 John Carney 45 K 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 21 1
52 Jonathan Casillas 22 lb 11 2 225 6-0 Wisconsin 6/3/1987 Rook 1
97 Jeff Charleston 26 16 0 265 6-4 Idaho St. 1/19/1983 2 1
71 Kendrick Clancy 31 2 0 305 6-1 Mississippi 9/17/1978 9 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 2000
12 Marques Colston 26 WR 16 14 225 6-4 Hofstra 6/5/1983 3 11 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 252nd pick / 2006
80 Darnell Dinkins 32 te 11 3 255 6-3 Pittsburgh 1/20/1977 7 0
56 Jo-Lonn Dunbar 24 lb 9 3 233 6-1 Boston Col. 3/13/1985 1 2
36 Kyle Eckel 28 rb 7 2 237 5-11 Navy 12/30/1981 2 0
98 Sedrick Ellis 24 RDT 10 10 308 6-1 USC 7/9/1985 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 2008
44 Heath Evans 31 rb 6 5 245 6-0 Auburn 12/30/1978 8 1 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2001
73 Jahri Evans*+ 26 RG 16 16 316 6-4 Bloomsburg 8/22/1983 3 18 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 108th pick / 2006
54 Troy Evans 32 lb 16 2 238 6-1 Cincinnati 12/3/1977 7 2
Greg Fassitt 24 1 0 186 5-11 Grambling St. 4/4/1985 Rook 0
55 Scott Fujita 30 LLB 11 10 247 6-5 California 4/28/1979 7 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 143rd pick / 2002
20 Randall Gay 27 lcb 14 7 186 5-11 LSU 5/5/1982 5 3
76 Jonathan Goodwin* 31 C 16 16 318 6-3 Ohio,Michigan 12/2/1978 7 12 New York Jets / 5th / 154th pick / 2002
94 Charles Grant 31 LDE 16 16 282 6-3 Georgia 9/3/1978 7 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
32 Jabari Greer 27 LCB 9 8 169 5-11 Tennessee 2/11/1982 5 3
30 Lynell Hamilton 24 rb 9 1 235 6-0 San Diego St. 8/5/1985 1 1
69 Anthony Hargrove 26 rdt 16 6 269 6-3 Georgia Tech 7/20/1983 5 5 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 91st pick / 2004
41 Roman Harper* 27 SS 16 16 195 6-0 Alabama 12/11/1982 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
5 Garrett Hartley 23 16 0 204 5-8 Oklahoma 5/16/1986 1 1
19 Devery Henderson 27 WR 16 11 200 5-11 LSU 3/26/1982 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 50th pick / 2004
84 Tory Humphrey 26 1 0 257 6-2 Central Michigan 1/20/1983 4 0
27 Malcolm Jenkins 22 rcb 14 6 200 6-0 Ohio St. 12/20/1987 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 14th pick / 2009
Herana-Daze Jones 27 1 0 205 5-11 Indiana 4/15/1982 3 0
57 Jason Kyle 37 16 0 242 6-3 Arizona St. 5/12/1972 14 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 126th pick / 1995
Nick Leckey 27 8 0 298 6-3 Kansas St. 3/12/1982 5 1 Arizona Cardinals / 6th / 167th pick / 2004
95 Rodney Leisle 28 1 0 315 6-3 UCLA 2/5/1981 5 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 139th pick / 2004
41 Marcus Mailei 23 2 0 245 6-1 Weber St. 10/30/1986 Rook 0
29 Chris McAlister 32 2 0 206 6-1 Arizona 6/14/1977 10 0 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 10th pick / 1999
93 Bobby McCray 28 16 0 261 6-6 Florida 8/8/1981 5 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 249th pick / 2004
34 Mike McKenzie 33 db 5 2 194 6-0 Memphis 4/26/1976 10 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 87th pick / 1999
17 Robert Meachem 25 wr 16 7 214 6-2 Tennessee 9/28/1984 1 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 27th pick / 2007
50 Marvin Mitchell 25 lb 14 2 249 6-3 Tennessee 10/21/1984 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 220th pick / 2007
16 Lance Moore 26 7 0 177 5-9 Toledo 8/31/1983 3 2
6 Thomas Morstead 23 P 16 0 228 6-4 SMU 3/7/1986 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 164th pick / 2009
Jamar Nesbit 33 13 0 329 6-4 South Carolina 12/17/1976 10 1
Carl Nicks 24 LG 16 16 343 6-5 Nebraska 5/14/1985 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 164th pick / 2008
86 Buck Ortega 28 1 0 227 6-4 Miami (FL) 11/22/1981 1 0
22 Tracy Porter 23 RCB 12 11 185 5-11 Indiana 8/11/1986 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2008
90 DeMario Pressley 24 7 0 300 6-3 North Carolina St. 11/3/1985 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 144th pick / 2008
31 Pierson Prioleau 32 db 16 1 188 5-11 Virginia Tech 8/6/1977 10 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 110th pick / 1999
39 Chris Reis 26 db 15 1 215 6-1 Georgia Tech 9/19/1983 2 2
15 Courtney Roby 26 KR 15 0 189 6-0 Indiana 1/10/1983 4 1 Tennessee Titans / 3rd / 68th pick / 2005
58 Scott Shanle 30 RLB 14 14 240 6-2 Nebraska 11/23/1979 6 7 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 251st pick / 2003
42 Darren Sharper*+ 34 FS 14 14 210 6-2 William & Mary 11/3/1975 12 13 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1997
88 Jeremy Shockey 29 TE 13 12 253 6-5 Miami (FL) 8/18/1980 7 6 New York Giants / 1st / 14th pick / 2002
91 Will Smith 28 RDE 16 16 282 6-3 Ohio St. 7/4/1981 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
Jon Stinchcomb* 30 RT 16 16 302 6-5 Georgia 8/27/1979 6 12 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
64 Zach Strief 26 g 16 2 349 6-7 Northwestern 9/22/1983 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 210th pick / 2006
85 David Thomas 26 TE 15 8 240 6-3 Texas 7/5/1983 3 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 2006
23 Pierre Thomas 25 rb 14 6 210 5-11 Illinois 12/18/1984 2 9
24 Leigh Torrence 27 5 0 183 6-0 Stanford 1/4/1982 4 0
51 Jonathan Vilma* 27 MLB 15 15 230 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/16/1982 5 10 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 2004
59 Anthony Waters 25 3 0 241 6-2 Clemson 7/25/1984 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 96th pick / 2007
28 Usama Young 24 db 12 1 186 5-11 Kent St. 5/8/1985 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 2007
Team Total 27.7 16 240.0 6-1.5 4.6