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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

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.

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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