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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

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FB Evans announces retirement; to join NFL Network

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 10:14 a.m. ET
Former Saints FB Heath Evans announced Wednesday he will retire after a 10-year NFL career.

Strief strong favorite to become Saints' right tackle

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Zach Strief is expected to fill the void created by ORT Jon Stinchcomb's departure, but Charles Brown is getting a chance to compete for the job.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Saints RB Thomas: Odd man out or committee approach in 2011?

Posted Aug. 18, 2011 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Will RB Pierre Thomas lose his spot in the Saints' backfield with first-round pick Mark Ingram now on the scene? We look at the position from a fantasy perspective.

Saints sign former Dolphins RB Cobbs

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
The Saints signed former Dolphins RB and special-teams contributor Patrick Cobbs on Tuesday.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Saints are preparing to be without their best defensive end, Will Smith, for the first four games while he serves a suspension. PFW goes inside the NFC South to examine each club's outlook for 2011.

Poll: Saints-Packers most highly anticipated Week One game

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
PFW readers say that they are eagerly anticipating the season-opening matchup of the past two Super Bowl champions at Lambeau Field.

Dolphins sign LB Mitchell

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
The Dolphins announced Monday that they have signed LB Marvin Mitchell.

Room for Thomas in Saints' backfield

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Pierre Thomas started the Saints' first preseason game, but he was outperformed by first-round pick Mark Ingram, who is well on his way to locking up the job as the featured back.

Strong defense catalyst for Saints' rout

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
New Orleans recorded six sacks and RB Mark Ingram rushed for a 14-yard TD as the Saints defeated the visiting 49ers 24-3 on Friday.

Saints RB Ivory has sports hernia surgery

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed after practice Friday that second-year RB Chris Ivory has undergone sports hernia surgery.

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Saints sign S Oliver

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints announced the signing of S Paul Oliver on Tuesday evening.

Reports: Saints nab DT Franklin

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Saints pulled a stunner, signing one of the best free agents available, DT Aubrayo Franklin, according to multiple reports.

Saints, first-round DE Jordan agree to terms

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Saints inked their final draft pick on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with DE Cameron Jordan.

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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