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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

New Orleans celebrates Saints' Super Bowl berth

Posted Jan. 25, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
In New Orleans, it's not just players and coaches who party on the field after a win in the NFC championship game. The nuns get down and bask in the glow, too, in a city that couldn't be ...

Evans says fellow OG Nicks has improved drastically

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
He was one of just two starting Saints O-linemen not to make the Pro Bowl, yet Jahri Evans says Carl Nicks improved greatly in his second season.

New Orleans Saints' season in review

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 8:44 p.m. ET
We take a week-by-week look at the 2009 season of the NFC South champion Saints, the top playoff seed in their conference.

Saints RB McAllister placed on reserve/retired list

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
Saints RB Deuce McAllister, who was re-signed by the team days before its playoff win over the Cardinals, was placed on the reserve/retired list Tuesday.

Saints' Williams says management, not X's and O's, is his specialty

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has received a great deal of credit for the defense's more opportunistic display since he took over, but he said too much has been made of his scheme.

Saints' dominant performance has New Orleans sky high

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The Saints used Saturday's divisional playoff victory over the Cardinals to chase away the demons of all the disappointments Saints fans have suffered through the years as one of only five NFL teams that have never been to a ...

Saints rout Cardinals, reach NFC title game

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush scored on an 83-yard punt return and a 46-yard run, and Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in the divisional round of ...

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Saints stung by loss of DE Grant

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The Saints' defense suffered a significant loss when DE Charles Grant tore his triceps in what amounted to a meaningless game, at least in terms of the Saints' playoff seeding, against the Panthers in Week 17.

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Saints place DE Grant on I.R.

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints will enter the playoffs without one of their starting defensive ends.

Brees says Saints’ confidence not shaken

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Saints dropped two in a row at the Superdome after starting the season 13-0, but the team's leader and motivator-in-chief, QB Drew Brees, said he and his teammates' confidence has not been shaken.

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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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