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Will Herring

Will Herring - #54 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 241 lbs.
Birthday 08/28/1983
Birthplace Opelika, AL
College Auburn
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 5th round, 24th pick by Seahawks

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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6 1 0

Future uncertain for Saints OLT Bushrod

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
A hole at left tackle will command the Saints' attention this offseason if they fail to re-sign OLT Jermon Bushrod.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Panthers defeat Saints to end year on four-game win streak

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday.

Saints DE Smith will be back only at reduced rate

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Saints put questions about Sean Payton’s future to rest with the announcement of his new contract, and one of the next big issues for the team to tackle will be its salary-cap situation.

Saints place Thomas on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Saints placed RB Pierre Thomas (knee) on injured reserve on Saturday. 

Report: Saints, Payton agree to contract extension

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
The Saints and Sean Payton agreed in principle to a multi-year contract extension, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Saints play spoiler in 34-31 victory over Cowboys

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field in overtime, and the Saints damaged Dallas' playoff hopes with a 34-31 victory against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Graham's contract will draw Saints' attention

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
TE Jimmy Graham will be entering his contract year in 2013 if he and the Saints don't work out an extension this offseason.

Key matchup: Saints defense vs. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 16 meeting between the Saints and Cowboys.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Saints have to consider possibility of Payton's departure

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
The Saints don’t want to lose Sean Payton this offseason, but they want to be compensated for his services if he departs.

Saints roll past Buccaneers 41-0

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints recorded their first shutout since 1995 in a 41-0 victory over the Buccaneers.

Saints place S Jenkins on injured reserve

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that they have placed FS Malcolm Jenkins and OT Charles Brown on injured reserve.

Saints coach: Witnesses lied in NFL investigation

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 10:57 p.m. ET
Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said Thursday witnesses in the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints lied about him and the organization.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 21, 2013
The New Orleans Saints re-signed Herring to a one-year contract Thursday.||||||| Herring was released earlier this month. Acquired as a free agent in 2011, he played in all 16 games last season, starting one, and was credited with 13 tackles and one forced fumble. In two seasons with New Orleans, the former Auburn standout has played on special teams, while also providing depth at linebacker.
Posted March 12, 2013
A person familiar with the situation said Herring was being released by the Saints after two seasons with the club. Herring said on Twitter that he appreciated his time in New Orleans.||||||| Herring, acquired as a free agent in 2011, played in all 16 games last season, starting one, and was credited with 13 tackles and one forced fumble.
Posted Jan. 04, 2012
The Saints have placed Herring on injured reserve, ending his season.||||||| Herring hobbled off the field favoring his right knee against Carolina last Sunday and coach Sean Payton says the linebacker has a sprained medial collateral ligament. Herring, a reserve, was credited with five tackles on defense and four on special teams.
Posted Oct. 18, 2008
Herring has been added to the Seahawks' active roster for the first time this season.||||||| Herring had been on the physically unable to perform list with a condition that was causing chronic muscle pulls. The special teams standout and linebacker - a fifth-round draft choice in 2007 - played 12 games last season.
Posted Aug. 28, 2008
Seattle placed Herring on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The fifth-round draft choice in 2007, who played 12 games last season, has had a condition that is causing chronic joint inflammation. Team doctors have been trying to find the most effective way to treat the peculiar condition.||||||| Herring could return to practice between the sixth and ninth weeks of the regular season. The Seahawks would then have to activate him to the roster within 21 days of him returning to practice in order for Herring to play this season.

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