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Roman Harper

Roman Harper - #41 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 12/11/1982
Birthplace Prattville, AL
College Alabama
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 2nd round, 11th pick by Saints

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
115 0 2

Saints OT Brown still looking to prove himself

Posted July 07, 2012 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Saints are waiting for OT Charles Brown to meet expectations as he enters his third season.

Goodell files motion to dismiss defamation suit

Posted July 05, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell filed a motion to dismiss Saints LB Jonathan Vilma’s defamation claims.

NFLPA files suit on behalf of Smith, Hargrove, Fujita

Posted July 05, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The NFLPA filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita.

Saints agree to terms with sixth-round pick Tiller

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Saints GM Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to terms with sixth-round draft choice Andrew Tiller, an offensive guard out of Syracuse.

Report: Arbitrator rules in favor of Brees

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled in favor of Saints QB Drew Brees in his franchise-tag grievance, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday.

Saints' Payton files for divorce

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton filed for divorce from his wife Beth, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune

Saints sign two more draft picks

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Monday that they have signed two more draft picks, leaving them with two more rookies to sign before training camp.

Vilma files another lawsuit

Posted July 01, 2012 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
Jonathan Vilma filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming, among other things, that commissioner Roger Goodell has failed to rule on Vilma's appeal in a timely manner.

Brees, Saints awaiting grievance ruling

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The window of time for the Saints and Drew Brees to finalize a contract could soon be closed.

Saints sign third-rounder Hicks

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
The Saints signed the first member of their draft class on Thursday, announcing a deal had been reached with third-round DL Akiem Hicks.

Reports: Decision on Brees' tag likely in a week

Posted June 27, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
An arbitrator will rule on Saints QB Drew Brees' franchise-tag grievance in a week, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. 

Bounty 'evidence' doesn't help NFL's case

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Ron Borges argues that evidence the NFL is claiming to have in its "Bountygate" investigation appears to be lacking.

Brees still hopeful of long-term deal with Saints

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
QB Drew Brees remains confident that he and the Saints will agree on a long-term contract before the July 16 deadline.

Appeal to reason: Goodell, Smith both fail system

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Hub Arkush writes that Roger Goodell and De Smith are both to blame for the messy Bountygate investigation and appeals process.

These rookies could surprise in 2012

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
This year's crop of rookies has a lot to live up to after 2011's class, but we look at the third-rounders and below who could surprise in Year One.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 13, 2011
Harper says he does not regret a late hit on Carolina receiver Steve Smith that drew a $15,000 fine from the NFL this week.||||||| Harper says the fine was worth it and that his decision to shove Smith as the receiver slowly crossed the goal line last Sunday was good for his team and got his point across. Harper had said after Sunday's 30-27 Saints victory that if a player is going to score on the Saints, he's not going allow anyone to just "walk it in" the end zone. Harper's shove incited a brief scrum between the two teams.
Posted July 29, 2011
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms of a 4-year contract with Harper.||||||| The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Harper, a second-round draft pick out of Alabama in 2006, became a starter for the Saints as a rookie and was a Pro Bowl alternate the last two seasons.
Posted Oct. 03, 2010
Harper is out for Sunday's game with a strained right hamstring.||||||| Pierson Prioleau was replacing Harper.
Posted June 15, 2010
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says Harper has signed his one-year restricted free agent tender offer. Harper's decision ensures he will make at least $2.52 million in 2010, but it won't necessarily head off a training camp holdout.||||||| Harper, a fifth-year safety and a starter since his rookie year, had resisted signing because he wanted a longer deal. He signed on Tuesday to avoid a situation whereby the Saints, under the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, could lower their offer to 110 percent of Harper's 2009 salary, or around $600,000. Last season, Harper was credited with 99 total tackles, second on the club behind linebacker Jon Vilma. Harper also forced two fumbles and had 1.5 sacks.
Posted Sept. 12, 2008
Harper pulled his right hamstring in the Saints' season-opening 24-20 victory over Tampa Bay last Sunday.||||||| The injury will keep Harper out of the Saints' second game Sunday at Washington.

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