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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

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Saints OG Nicks expected to receive highest tender

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
We hear it's likely that the Saints will tender OLG Carl Nicks at the highest level this offseason.

Saints cut TE Shockey

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Saints terminated the contract of TE Jeremy Shockey after three seasons with the team.

Draft Dose: Who needs a running back?

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Which NFL teams could be in the market for a running back come draft time?

NFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio in leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record following a 3-13 mark in 2009. We review the NFC South teams.

Super Bowl still looking for first 'true' home team

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Next season's champion will be crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium, and history tells us that the Colts will not be part of Super Bowl XLVI.

Saints’ Payton under scrutiny for buying home in Dallas

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton is catching heat, including from Saints fans, for buying a home in Dallas, where Payton has ties from his time as an assistant on the Cowboys' staff.

Payton moving family to Dallas

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Sean Payton will be leaving his home in New Orleans, moving to Dallas and commuting to work daily via private plane.

Court sides with NFL in StarCaps case

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
A court ruling in Minnesota might mean suspensions could be on the way for three NFL players.

Eagles, Saints put end to rumors

Posted Feb. 07, 2011 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
The Eagles and Saints both had to deny Internet rumors about their coaching staffs following Super Bowl XLV.

Broncos hire Saints' Allen as D-coordinator

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
New Broncos head coach John Fox hired Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen as the team's new defensive coordinator on Monday.

Brees played with MCL sprain in playoffs

Posted Jan. 24, 2011 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees played with a low-grade sprain of an MCL ligament during the team's wild-card loss at Seattle, head coach Sean Payton said Monday, but he declined to compare the injury to Jay Cutler's.

Fitzgerald among four named to Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chiefs FS Eric Berry, Chiefs LB Tamba Hali and Saints SS Roman Harper were all named to the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Saints assistant Allen to interview with Eagles

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen will interview for the Eagles' vacant defensive coordinator position on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

Pass-rush help one of Saints’ top needs

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Team observers are largely in agreement that finding pass-rush help — most likely at defensive end — is sure to be a priority for the Saints after starting DEs Will Smith and Alex Brown made only 7½ sacks combined last season.

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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