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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

Judge does not foresee bounty settlement

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan said that the failure of the settlement talks for the bounty case was “extremely disappointing."

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Saints acquire S Bush, waive S Amaya

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Saints have claimed S Rafael Bush off waivers from the Broncos and waived S Jonathon Amaya.

PK Kasay among Saints' final cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Saints cut 22 players from their active roster on Friday, including veteran PK John Kasay.

Goodell focuses on prohibition of bounties in letter to fans

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans on Friday and put an emphasis on keeping bounties out of football. 

Saints cut DT Ayodele, QB McCown

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The Saints waived 13 players and terminated the contracts of vested veterans DT Remi Ayodele and QB Luke McCown.

Packers release DE Hargrove

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Packers have released DE Anthony Hargrove, the club announced Friday.

Saints' Kromer has respect of players

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While Aaron Kromer is only the Saints’ interim interim head coach, our sources do not anticipate he will have much of a problem gaining respect from players.

Saints made right choice in selecting Kromer

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
The Saints showed good judgment in selecting a fill-in for suspended head coach Sean Payton for the second time this offseason.

Saints name Kromer interim coach during Vitt's absence

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will be the Saints’ head coach for the first six games of the regular season while Joe Vitt is suspended, the team said Wednesday.

Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick.

Report: Saints sign WR Camarillo

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
A league source said the Saints signed free-agent WR Greg Camarillo on Sunday.

Saints lose backup LB Chamberlain

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
A Saints LB corps already facing a season without the suspended Jonathan Vilma has suffered a further blow with the loss of backup LB Chris Chamberlain.

NFLPA challenges Goodell's bounty case declaration

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The NFLPA filed documents in court disputing Roger Goodell's claim he was prepared to discipline "bountygate" players back in March.

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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