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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

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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.

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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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