This is a list of American football players who have played for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one match in the NFL regular season. The New Orleans Saints franchise was founded in 1967. The Saints have won one Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLIV), have one conference championship, and have five division championships.
Dave Lafary, Morris LaGrand, Antwan Lake, Phil LaPorta, Babe Laufenberg, Nate Lawrie, Odell Lawson, Josh "Bernard" Lay, Bill Leach, Scott Leach, Bivian Lee, Carl Lee, Mark Lee, Tyrone Legette, Brad Leggett, Earl Leggett, Lance Legree, Rodney Leisle, Mike Lemon, Derrick Lewis, Gary Lewis (DL), Gary Lewis (RB), Marvin Lewis, Michael Lewis, Reggie Lewis, Rodney Lewis, John Leypoldt, Errol Linden, Dale Lindsey, Toni Linhart, Louis Lipps, Earl Little, Andy Livingston, Greg Loberg, Obert Logan, Chip Lohmiller, Dave Long, Joe Don Looney, Tony Lorick, Sean Lumpkin, Hendrick Lusk, Chase Lyman, Dicky Lyons
Cedric Mack, Milton Mack, Archie Manning, Ken Marchiol, Doug Marrone, Jim Marsalis, Olindo Mare, James Marshall, Chris Martin, D'Artagnan Martin, Eric Martin, Jamie Martin, Wayne Martin, Mark Martinez, Rich Martini, Robert Massey, Kevin Mathis, Reggie Mathis, Pascal Matla, Henry Matthews, Andy Maurer, Rich Mauti, Brett Maxie, Alvin Maxson, Jermane Mayberry, Michael Mayes, Rueben Mayes, Fred McAfee, Deuce McAllister, Don McCall, Bill McClard, J. J. McCleskey, Andy McCollum, Dave McCormick, Larry McCoy, Fred McCrary, Earl McCullouch, Wayne McGarity, Phil McGeoghan, Ralph McGill, Gene McGuire, Toddrick McIntosh, Corey McIntyre, Mike McKenzie, Ronald McKinnon, Dana McLemore, Mark McMillian, Rod McNeill, Tom McNeill, Adrian McPherson, Leon McQuay, Robert Meachem, TYLER MEHAFFEY, Terrence Melton, Guido Merkens, Jim Merlo, Casey Merrill, Mark Meseroll, Darren Mickell, Rick Middleton, Steve Mike-Mayer, Billy Miller, Junior Miller, Les Miller, Mike Miller, Sam Mills, Brian Milne, Lincoln Minor, Derrell Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell, Marvin Mitchell, Mel Mitchell, Alex Molden, Derrius Monroe, Marv Montgomery, Monte Montgomery, Doug Mooers, Derland Moore, Eric Moore, Jerald Moore, Jerry Moore, Lance Moore, Reynaud Moore, John Mooring, Mike Morgan, Chris Morris, Don Morrison, Bobby Morse, Thomas Morstead, Chad Morton, Chuck Muncie, Brad Muster, Tommy Myers, DeShone Myles
Chris Naeole, Rob Nairne, Lorenzo Neal, Richard Neal, Derrick Ned, Jamar Nesbit, Elijah Nevett, Robert Newkirk, Bob Newland, Anthony Newman, Patrick Newman, Billy Newsome, Richard Newsome, Calvin Nicholson, Rob Ninkovich, Jim Ninowski, Moran Norris, Craig Novitsky, Doug Nussmeier, Vic Nyvall
David Rackley, Nate Ramsey, Jacob Rosales Steve Ramsey, Walter Rasby, Rocky Rasley, Ricky Ray, Ken Reaves, Rusty Rebowe, Glen Redd, Jake Reed, Don Reese, Chris Reis, Mike Rengel, Tutan Reyes, Steve Rhem, Benny Ricardo, Floyd Rice, Mike Richey, Preston Riley, Victor Riley, Tim Riordan, Ray Rissmiller, Marcellus Rivers, Carl Roaches, Willie Roaf, Austin Robbins, Walter Roberts, Craig Robinson, Darien Robinson, Courtney Roby, Jeff Rodenberger, Derrick Rodgers, Bill Roe, George Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Steve Rogers, Baron Rollins, George Rose, Scott Ross, Tom Roth, Jim Rourke, Tom Roussel, Dave Rowe, Mark Royals, Orlando Ruff, Paul Ryczek
Don Talbert, Derrick Taylor, James Taylor, Jim Taylor, Keith Taylor, Mike Taylor, Daryl Terrell, Corey Terry, James Thaxton, Charlie Thomas, Curtland Thomas, Fred Thomas, Henry Thomas, Hollis Thomas, Joe Thomas, Joey Thomas, Pierre Thomas, Speedy Thomas, Aundra Thompson, Bennie Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Dave Thompson, Don Thorp, Junior Thurman, John Tice, Mike Tilleman, Faddie Tillman, Richard Todd, Alvin Toles, Billy Joe Tolliver, Jared Tomich, Darrell Toussaint, Willie Townes, Steve Trapilo, Winfred Tubbs, Joe Tuipala, Willie Tullis, Kyle Turley, Renaldo Turnbull, Floyd Turner, Gunnard Twyner, Toussaint Tyler
Terrence Wagner, Frank Wainright, Dwight Walker, Jeff Walker, Mike Walker, Wesley Walls, Steve Walsh, Carl Ward, Chris Ward, Phillip Ward, Ron Warner, Frank Warren, Dave Washington, Mickey Washington, Mike Waters, Courtney Watson, John Watson, Mike Watson, Frank Wattelet, Dave Waymer, Fred Weary, Steve Weatherford, Cephus Weatherspoon, Ron Weissenhofer, Claxton Welch, Joe Wendryhoski, Greg Westbrooks, Austin Wheatley, Ernie Wheelwright, Creston Whitaker, Mitch White, Willie Whitehead, Dave Whitsell, Fred Whittingham, Ricky Whittle, Tom Wickert, Bob Wicks, Josh Wilcox, Jim Wilks, Boo Williams, Brian Williams, Brooks Williams, Del Williams, James Williams, Joe Williams, John Williams, Larry Williams, Melvin Willams, Ralph Williams, Richard Williams, Ricky Williams, Wally Williams, Willie Williams, Donald Willis, Len Willis, Klaus Wilmsmeyer, Dave Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Ray Wilson, Robert Wilson, Tim Wilson, Troy Wilson, Wade Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Jeff Winans, Doug Winslow, George Winslow, DeMond Winston, Dennis Winston, Wimpy Winther, Scott Woerner, Gary Wood, John Wood, Robert Woods, Marv Woodson, Barry Word, Danny Wuerffel, Doug Wyatt, Renaldo Wynn
Curtis Martin played the wide receiver position in the mid to late 1970'sAlex Brown (American football)
Alex James Brown (born June 4, 1979) is an American former football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was a two-time All-American. The Chicago Bears picked Brown in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, and he also played for the New Orleans Saints.Bobby McCray
Bobby L. McCray, Jr. (born August 8, 1981) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end for seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and also played for the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL.Cedric Smith (American football)
Cedric Delon Smith (born May 27, 1968) is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1990s. Smith played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. Smith is currently an assistant strength & conditioning coach with the Denver Broncos. He is entering his 15th season as an NFL strength and conditioning coach, Smith has seven years of experience leading the strength and conditioning programs for the Houston (2010-13) and Kansas City (2007-09).Danny Wuerffel
Daniel Carl Wuerffel (born May 27, 1974) is a former college and professional American football quarterback who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy and the 1996 national football championship while playing college football for the University of Florida. Wuerffel was a prolific passer in coach Steve Spurrier's offense. He led the nation in touchdown passes in 1995 and 1996, and set numerous school and conference records. Wuerffel was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
After graduating from Florida, Wuerffel was drafted by the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He spent six years in the league with four teams, finding limited success as a backup and an occasional starter. He also played a season in NFL Europe, where he led the Rhein Fire to a league championship and was named MVP of World Bowl 2000.
Wuerffel last played professional football in 2002, officially retiring in 2004. He returned to New Orleans to work with Desire Street Ministries, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development. Wuerffel had first become involved with the organization while playing for the Saints in the late 1990s, and as the organization attempted to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he became its executive director. Under Wuerffel, Desire Street Ministries moved its headquarters to Atlanta and expanded its programs to other inner cities in the American south.Darren Mickell
Darren Mickell (born August 3, 1970) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. Mickell played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs, the New Orleans Saints, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.DeShawn Wynn
DeShawn Wynn (born October 9, 1983) is an American professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and has also played for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.Fred Weary (defensive back)
Joseph Frederick Weary (born April 12, 1974) is an American former college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Weary played college football for the University of Florida, was a member of a national championship team, and earned consensus All-American honors. Thereafter, he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams of the NFL.Glenn Derby
Glenn Evans Derby, Jr. (born June 27, 1964) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He played three seasons for the New Orleans Saints (1988–1990) as a tackle, guard and center. He went to Green Bay Packers as a free agent and left after injury in 1991. He played at the collegiate level at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Derby is the brother of former NFL player John Derby. His nephew, A. J. Derby, a tight end, played for the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos and is now with the Miami Dolphins.Greg Knafelc
Gregory Kurt "Greg" Knafelc (born February 20, 1959
) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played for the New Orleans Saints in 1983. He played at college level at the University of Notre Dame.Jimmy Spencer (American football)
James Arthur Spencer, Jr. (born March 29, 1969) is an American former college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. Spencer played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos of the NFL.Len Garrett
Len Garrett is a former tight end in the National Football League.Mike Verstegen
Michael Robert "Mike" Verstegen (born October 24, 1971 in Appleton, Wisconsin) is a former professional American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He graduated from Kimberly High School, near Appleton, WI. He was with the New Orleans Saints (1995–1997) and the St. Louis Rams (1998). He played at the collegiate level at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.Tyrone Young
Tyrone Donnive Young (April 29, 1960 – October 15, 2015) was an American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the 1980s. Young played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the NFL's New Orleans Saints.Wes Chandler
Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times, and ranked twelfth in NFL history in receiving yards and thirteenth in receptions when he retired. Chandler is a member of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame. He played college football for the Florida Gators and was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
Playing as a receiver in a run-oriented wishbone offense at Florida, Chandler set a school record with 28 touchdowns. He was named both an All-American and an Academic All-American in 1977. He was picked third overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 1978 NFL Draft. Over an 11-year NFL career, Chandler played for the Saints, the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers. He holds the NFL record for most receiving yards per game in a season, set in 1982 with the Chargers. After retiring as a player, he became a football coach, and served as the wide receivers coach for various teams at the professional and college level.Willie Jackson (American football)
Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr. (born August 16, 1971) is an American professional football coach and former wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He previously played for the Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Florida. As a coach, he was the wide receivers coach for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF)
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