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Thomas Morstead

Thomas Morstead - #6 - P

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 03/07/1986
Birthplace Pearland, TX
College Southern Methodist
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 5th round, 28th pick by Saints

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Punt Avg Yds
74 50.1 3707

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 July 27, 2012
Morstead's agent says the Saints' punter and kickoff specialist has agreed to a six-year extension worth $21.9 million.||||||| Vann McElroy says the deal pays Morstead an average of $3.65 million during the final six years of what now becomes a seven-year deal running through the 2018 season. That would make Morstead the second-highest paid punter in the NFL behind Oakland's Shane Lechler, whose contract pays about $4 million annually. New Orleans selected Morstead in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of SMU.
Posted Sept. 04, 2009
Morstead had two punts downed inside the 5, the second covering 63 yards Thursday in a 10-7 loss to Miami.||||||| Morstead averaged 47.6 yards on seven punts, none of which were returned. "He looked outstanding," coach Sean Payton said. "It's just good to see him continue to develop."
Posted July 30, 2009
The Saints have agreed to contract terms with Morstead.||||||| Morstead, a punter from Southern Methodist, was taken in the fifth round after the Saints traded up to take him by offering their seventh round pick in 2009 and fifth-rounder in 2010 to Philadelphia.

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