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Curtis Lofton

Curtis Lofton - #50 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 241 lbs.
Birthday 06/02/1986
Birthplace Kingfisher, OK
College Oklahoma
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 6th pick by Falcons

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Tack FF Int
123 2 0

Jenkins eases Saints’ concerns about absent Sharper

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has plenty of confidence that Malcolm Jenkins can fill the void at free safety until Darren Sharper is healthy.

Season opener a TV ratings bonanza for NBC

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
According to overnight ratings data released Friday morning by The Nielsen Company, Thursday night's Vikings-Saints game on NBC Sports was the highest-rated NFL Kickoff game ever.

Saints top Vikings 14-9 in season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 11:56 p.m. ET
New Orleans won the much-anticipated rematch with playoff rival Minnesota on Thursday night, edging the Vikings 14-9 in a game dominated by the defenses.

Inactives for Vikings-Saints

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
The Vikings and Saints have announced their inactive players for tonight's season opener.

Study calls Cowboys most popular team

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
In a study released Thursday by Nielsen, the Cowboys ranked as the most popular team in the league.

Saints lose starting LB Casillas, make final cuts

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Saints lost a key component in their quest to successfully defend their Super Bowl title, placing starting WLB Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve Saturday. They also cut their roster to the 53-player limit, releasing veteran RB Ladell Betts and ...

Report: Saints FS Sharper lands on PUP list

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Five-time Pro Bowler Darren Sharper is reportedly going to start the season on the PUP list, keeping him out of the Saints' first six games as he recovers from offseason microfracture knee surgery.

Reports: Saints release DE McCray

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Reports indicate the Saints have decided to part ways with veteran DE Bobby McCray.

Saints release LB Evans, waive four others

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 10:57 p.m. ET
The Saints released LB Troy Evans, who had been with the team since 2007, and waived four other players Tuesday.

Saints place RB Hill on I.R., sign Wynn

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
RB P.J. Hill became the second Saints backup running back in less than two weeks to land on injured reserve. New Orleans signed RB DeShawn Wynn as a replacement.

Few signs of progress from Saints rookie CB Robinson

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Some expected Saints rookie CB Patrick Robinson, the team's first-round pick this year, to challenge CB Randall Gay for the nickel-back job in training camp.

Report: Saints sign RB Betts as insurance

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
The Saints have signed free-agent RB Ladell Betts to a one-year contract, a source told NFL.com. The former Redskin provides New Orleans with insurance after backup RB Lynell Hamilton suffered a torn ACL in the team's preseason-opening game ...

NFL announces 'The Krewe of NFL Kickoff Parade'

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The 2010 NFL season will kick off in New Orleans with a parade to ring in its 91st season and celebrate the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl title.

Saints RB Hamilton tears ACL

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
Saints RB Lynell Hamilton tore the ACL in his right knee at practice Wednesday, the team has confirmed, and he is almost certainly done for the season.

Ex-Saint Jackson no longer 'the other guy'

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. ET
Rickey Jackson has sometimes been "the other guy," not getting the recognition he deserved. That changed, however, when he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

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Posted Aug. 20, 2012
Saints starting linebackers Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are injured and it's not certain whether either will be back for New Orleans' regular-season opener against Washington.||||||| Assistant head coach Joe Vitt says Lofton has a high ankle sprain. Hawthorne has a torn meniscus and was scheduled for surgery Monday. Vitt is not specifying which leg either player hurt. He says he is hopeful Lofton will return for the Redskins game and possibly before the preseason ends. Vitt says that while Lofton is out, Ramon Humber will take over at middle linebacker, relaying defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's calls on the field.
Posted March 24, 2012
Lofton has agreed to a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.||||||| Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who announced the deal Saturday night, says New Orleans sought Lofton because he can play all three linebacker positions and is just entering the prime of his career. The 6-foot, 241-pound Lofton was a second-round draft choice by the Falcons in 2008 and has started 63 of the 64 games in which he has played.
Posted Dec. 12, 2010
Lofton is starting for Atlanta on Sunday despite a knee injury.||||||| Lofton has a team-best 95 tackles this season for the Falcons.

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