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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

Bounty testimony from Williams leaked

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team's bounty system when the NFL began investigating but was overruled by Joe Vitt.

Tagliabue vacates player discipline in bounty case

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated all player discipline involving the Saints’ bounty case.

Tagliabue's bounty decision expected Tuesday

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue is expected to rule Tuesday on player appeals in the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Wilson's big game helps Giants defeat Saints

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Rookie David Wilson piled up 327 all-purpose yards and three touchdownsto lead the Giants to s 52-27 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Reports: Players reject bounty settlement

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The players involved in the Saints’ bounty case rejected a settlement offer, according to multiple reports.

Saints RB Ivory ruled out for Sunday

Posted Dec. 08, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that RB Chris Ivory is now considered doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Saints pleased with maturing DE Jordan

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
One of the bright spots for the Saints’ 32nd-ranked defense has been the development of DE Cameron Jordan in his second season.

Scout's Notebook: Saints SLB David Hawthorne

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki sees Saints SLB David Hawthorne underperforming at a poorly fit position.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

Sheen is wearing off on Saints' offensive line

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
The Saints' offensive line has taken a step back in the past game and a half, and it could be a sign of things to come for the unit.

Friday's 60-second rant: Payton's absence glaring in key moments

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The post-bounty Saints simply lost their edge in the absence of Sean Payton, as Thursday night's loss perfectly depicted.

Falcons pick off Brees five times, beat Saints

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes in a 23-13 victory over the Saints.

Falcons need to find selves against rival Saints

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
If Falcons are to earn the national recognition they crave, they'll have to take down their biggest rival — the Saints — on Thursday night.

Saints players to attend hearing with Williams

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma plan to be present Friday when their lawyers are scheduled to cross examine former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

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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