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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

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Dominant Patriots separating from pack

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Orleans are the four best teams in the NFL, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who says nobody is playing at the Patriots' level right now.

Opportunistic 'D' keys Saints' late run

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Saints started the season slowly, but with veteran S Darren Sharper back healthy and second-year FS Malcolm Jenkins playing well, the Saints' defense has returned to its "Super" form.

Week 14 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Patriots QB Tom Brady, Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins and Cardinals PK Jay Feely as its Players of the Week.

Brees, Jenkins lead Saints past Rams

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for three scores, Malcolm Jenkins returned one of his two interceptions 96 yards for his first career touchdown, and New Orleans won its sixth straight game 31-13 over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Saints RB Ivory's violent running impresses Payton

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie Chris Ivory has made a major impression on head coach Sean Payton, who has said he doesn't want to reduce Ivory's workload even though Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are getting back to 100 percent.

Late TD rallies Saints over Bengals

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed Archie Manning as the Saints' all-time leading passer Sunday, then rallied New Orleans to its fifth straight win, 34-30 over the Cincinnati Bengals

Veteran SLB Clark making most of second stint with Saints

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
In his 11th season, 33-year-old Danny Clark is past his prime, but he has been an unsung hero for the Saints' defense in his second stint with the team.

2-9 Bengals fail to sell out Paul Brown Stadium

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Bengals-Saints game in Cincinnati will be blacked out on local television because the game is not a sellout.

Brees named sportsman of the year

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees was named Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year on Tuesday, becoming the 57th recipient of the award.

Bush’s return doesn’t go as planned

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
Hopefully owners didn't immediately reinsert Reggie Bush into their lineups upon his return. If they did, they were surely disappointed.

Saints will bring RB Bush along slowly

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
After missing the previous eight games while recovering from a broken fibula, Saints RB Reggie Bush returned against the Cowboys in Week 12, and his involvement on offense was limited.

Saints DE Smith arrested on domestic abuse charge

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery early Saturday morning.

Saints rally to beat Cowboys in thriller

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have recovered from blowing a 17-point lead by marching 89 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 1:55 left to pull out a 30-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

Saints' Bush active; Shockey, Thomas inactive

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
RB Reggie Bush is active for the first time since Week Two, as the Saints meet the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. Bush had been sidelined with an injury to his fibula.

2011 NFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.

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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