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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

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Punt Avg Yds
74 50.1 3707

Saints release DE McCray, two others

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Monday that they have released veteran DE Bobby McCray, waived CB Glenn Sharpe and released WR Roy Hall with an injury settlement.

Saints trade OT Brown to Redskins

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Saints traded OT Jammal Brown to the Redskins on Saturday for a 2011 draft pick, Saints executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a team-issued statement on Saturday.

Saints WR Moore signs RFA tender

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Saints WR Lance Moore signed his one-year, $1.759 million restricted free-agent tender on Friday, executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a club-issued statement.

Saints receive Super Bowl rings

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:41 a.m. ET
The Super Bowl champion Saints received their championship rings at a ceremony Wednesday night in downtown New Orleans.

Report: Saints S Harper agrees to sign tender

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Saints SS Roman Harper will avoid having his restricted free-agent tender offer reduced, according to PFW correspondent Mike Triplett, a beat writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Disgruntled Saints RB Thomas signs tender

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
Saints RB Pierre Thomas has signed his restricted free-agent tender, GM Mickey Loomis said Monday, but Thomas' agent says his client remains unhappy with his contract situation.

Saints OLT Brown will have to earn back starting job

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
OLT Jammal Brown has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender and is hoping to receive a long-term contract offer, but word is the Saints aren't interested in discussing such a deal with him.

Surprise onside kicks a percentage play

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Saints used an unexpected onside kick to propel them to a Super Bowl victory. Was this a reasonable risk to take, and will more teams use this element of surprise in the future?

Shockey released from hospital

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey has been released from the hospital, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday, after he suffered seizure-like symptoms in the team's weight room Thursday afternoon.

Saints TE Shockey hospitalized

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey was taken to a hospital after experiencing seizure-like systems during a workout in the team's weight room, reports indicate.

Saints’ Brown, McCray, Wilkerson in DLE mix

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DE Bobby McCray started all three playoff games at left end for the Saints last season after the usual starter, Charles Grant, suffered a torn triceps in Week 17, but McCray likely will fill a pass-rush specialist role next season.

Saints sign FB McKie

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Former Bears FB Jason McKie signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Monday.

Saints sign ex-Jaguars LB Ingram

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints have come to an agreement with former Jaguars LB Clint Ingram on a one-year contract, New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday.

Bird watching

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Falcons could be up to the task of dethroning the Saints in a division known for parity, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Saints could wait until July to sign veteran backup QB

Posted May 15, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Saints have yet to sign a veteran backup for QB Drew Brees, as the uncapped year's "final eight" rule has limited their options in free agency.

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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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