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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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Shades of 2009 form in performance of Saints’ defense against Seahawks

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
While the Saints' defense didn't have one of its better performances against the Seahawks on Sunday, it forced two turnovers and the offense shined, scoring touchdowns on five consecutive possessions at one point in New Orleans' 34-19 win.

Brees, Saints carve up Seahawks

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees became the New Orleans Saints' all-time completions leader, throwing for four touchdowns in New Orleans' 34-19 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Bush inactive for Saints

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
Despite extensive practice this week and optimism from his head coach, Saints RB Reggie Bush is inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks.

Report: Saints RB Thomas has torn tendon

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Saints RB Pierre Thomas, who has not played since Week Three, reportedly tore a tendon in his ankle and should have undergone surgery.

Vilma: Williams deserves another head-coaching opportunity

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
While Gregg Williams seems to be happy with his current situation, his success in building on what he started in 2009 has led some to wonder about his future.

Report: Saints RB Bush to play on Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Saints RB Reggie Bush is expected to play on Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report.

Saints want to see more from Bushrod

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
After handing him the starting OLT job last season, New Orleans has been less than thrilled with Jermon Bushrod's play this year but is hoping he will prove that he's the long-term answer at the position. Read about ...

Sharper a boon for Saints’ defense

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
FS Darren Sharper's importance to the Saints' defense can't be overstated, according to team observers.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Brees, Saints roll past woeful Panthers, 34-3

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns, Jabari Greer returned an interception for a touchdown and the Saints became the latest team to shut down Carolina's NFL-worst offense in a 34-3 victory over the banged-up Panthers on ...

Shockey to hospital with rib injury

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey left the team's Week Nine game with a rib injury and was taken via ambulance to a Charlotte hospital.

Attention turns to Saints QB Brees’ knee

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 1:15 a.m. ET
For those who were wondering if something was wrong with Saints QB Drew Brees, a potential answer presented itself Thursday.

Brees proves that his knee is fine

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Drew Brees proved a radio host's report to be false, as his knee seemed to be in fine shape when doing jumping jacks after practice.

Saints’ defense stingy in win over Steelers

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
Gregg Williams' defense is ranked third in the league after holding the Steelers to 279 yards and 10 points on Sunday night.

Steelers-Saints tops World Series in ratings

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The battle of the NFL's last two champions received higher ratings than the battle of two teams looking to become baseball's champion.

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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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