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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

Payton, Loomis, Vitt to attend Sunday's Saints game

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
Suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton, GM Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt will attend Sunday night's Chargers-Saints game.

Son of Unitas sends Brees letter about TD record

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Johnny Unitas' son has sent a letter of encouragement to Drew Brees, who is in position to break a long-standing NFL record held by Unitas.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.

Packers hand Saints their fourth loss

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter, and the Packers rallied to beat the Saints 28-27 on Sunday.

Saints having hopes dashed at linebacker

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Saints tried to fortify their linebacking corps in free agency during the offseason, but the position has not been exempt from the struggles plaguing the team.

Key matchup: Packers RB Cedric Benson vs. Saints run defense

Posted Sept. 26, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Packers’ Cedric Benson could become the latest running back to break out against New Orleans’ porous run defense.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

Charles, Succop lead Chiefs past Saints

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles had 233 rushing yards and PK Ryan Succop kicked six field goals as the Chiefs rallied for a 27-24 overtime win over the Saints.

Saints look to rookie DT Hicks for spark

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
We hear the Saints' coaching staff was impressed with the flashes rookie DT Akiem Hicks showed in Week Two.

Hall Call: Drew Brees

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Is Saints QB Drew Brees worthy of the same level of appreciation as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady?

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
As the Falcons celebrate a 2-0 start, panic might be setting in for the 0-2 Saints. The Panthers and Bucs, at 1-1, both have positives to build off of.

Report: NFL shows Vilma affidavit from Williams about bounty

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell showed Saints LB Jonathan Vilma a sworn affidavit from Gregg Williams that Vilma put a bounty on Brett Favre.

Saints drop to 0-2 after 35-27 loss to Panthers

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards as the Panthers defeated New Orleans 35-27.

Saints' Spagnuolo searching for answers to defensive woes

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
First-year Saints coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is already under fire after his defense’s poor showing in the season opener.

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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