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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 QB Brees: Concussion education critical

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
Drew Brees has teamed up with a program that provides free concussion testing for athletes in schools and youth sports organizations.

Fujita sees bounty probe as part smear campaign

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Scott Fujita, a player and union leader who has criticized the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "smear campaign" in the bounty investigation.

Saints waive DE Romeus

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Saints waived/injured DE Greg Romeus and signed LB Donovan Robinson.

NFL denies witness retractions in bounty probe

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
The NFL has denied accusations it covered up retractions made by key witnesses in its bounty investigation.

Vitt: 'I did not pledge money'

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt released the following statement on Wednesday in response to the NFL’s recent release of bounty evidence.

Durbin, Goodell to meet on bounties

Posted June 19, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday on the subjuect of bounties in football.

Hargrove refutes NFL video clip

Posted June 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Anthony Hargrove denied it was his voice in a video saying, “Give me the money” in reference to Brett Favre being injured in two seasons ago.

If Saints are weakened, impact will be considerable

Posted June 19, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
Whether you're a Saints fan or not, the fallout from the bounty scandal is something to ponder, writes Mike Wilkening.

Goodell hears bounty appeals from players

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell has finished hearing appeals from four players in the Saints bounty case, amid complaints that the NFL didn't prove anything.

NFLPA: League ran a 'sloppy investigation'

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
In a press release, NFLPA outside counsel Richard Smith detailed the union’s findings on the league’s bounty investigation.

Graham's bargain status not likely to change soon

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Saints’ focus is on getting Drew Brees locked up long term, but Jimmy Graham is well on his way to earning a big payday.

Reports: Evidence given to players ahead of bounty appeals

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The NFL has reportedly turned over some evidence to the four players suspended for the Saints' bounty program ahead of Monday’s appeals hearing.

Saints QB Daniel, DE Romeus injured

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Saints’ first-team QB this offseason, Chase Daniel, has suffered a hairline fracture on his thumb.

Raiders add TE Humphrey

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Raiders signed TE Tory Humphrey, the team announced Tuesday. Humphrey spent the last three seasons with the Saints.

NFL: No Burbank jurisdiction on Hargrove discipline

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has said he does have jurisdiction over Packers DE Anthony Hargrove, who's appealing a suspension.

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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