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2009 New Orleans Saints: Catching Up with the Super Bowl XLIV Champs

Chris Graythen

Have you ever wondered whatever became of a certain member of the 2009 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl team? If so, you've come to the right thread. Below is a recap of the "since 2009" careers of all 83 players from that World Championship roster, broken down into various categories. It includes players on the practice squad that season, as well as the injured reserve. It documents subsequent tenures in the NFL, be it as a part of another team's active roster or their practice squad, as well as stints in other professional leagues. I've also included the percentage of listed players that each category represents.

    Currently plays professional football - 23 (28%)

    Currently plays in the NFL - 19 (23%)

    Currently plays for the New Orleans Saints - 7 (8%)

    • Drew Brees (2006-present)
    • Marques Colston (2006-present)
    • Jahri Evans (2006-present)
    • Robert Meachem (2007-11, 2013-present), Chargers (2012)
    • Thomas Morstead (2009-present)
    • Zach Strief (2006-present)
    • Pierre Thomas (2007-present)

    Currently plays for another professional football team - 16 (19%)

    Currently plays for another team in the NFL - 12 (14%)

    ***

    Currently plays for another team in the NFC - 9 (11%)

    Currently plays for another team in the NFC South - 3 (4%)

    Currently plays for the Carolina Panthers - 1 (1%)

    • Roman Harper (2014-present)

    Currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2 (3%)

    • Jonathan Casillas (2013-present)
    • Carl Nicks (2012-present)

        Currently plays in the NFC North - 2 (2%)

        Currently plays for the Chicago Bears - 1 (1%)

        • Jermon Bushrod (2013-present)

        Currently plays for the Detroit Lions - 1 (1%)

        • Reggie Bush (2013-present), Dolphins (2011-12)

        Currently plays in the NFC West - 1 (1%)

        Currently plays for the St. Louis Rams - 1 (1%)

        • Jo-Lonn Dunbar (2012-present)

        Currently plays in the NFC East - 3 (4%)

        Currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys - 1 (1%)

        • Jermey Parnell (2010-present), Dolphins (2010)

        Currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles - 1 (1%)

        • Malcolm Jenkins (2014-present)

        Currently plays for the Washington Redskins - 1 (1%)

        • Tracy Porter (2014-present), Broncos (2012), Raiders (2013)

        ***

        Currently plays in the AFC - 3 (4%)

        Currently plays in the AFC South - n/a (0%)

        Currently plays in the AFC North - 1 (1%)

        Currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers - 1 (1%)

        • Lance Moore (2014-present)

        Currently plays in the AFC West - 2 (2%)

        Currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs - 1 (1%)

        • Chase Daniel (2013-present)

        Currently plays for the Oakland Raiders - 1 (1%)

        • Usama Young (2013-present), Browns (2011-12)

        Currently plays in the AFC East - n/a (0%)

        ***

        Currently plays in another professional football league - 4 (5%)

        Currently plays in the Arena Football League - 2 (2%)

        Currently plays for the New Orleans VooDoo - 1 (1%)

        • Marlon Favorite (2012-present), Bills (2010), Colts (2010), Hartford Colonials (UFL 2010), Patriots (2010-11), Eagles (2011), Rams (2011), Redskins (2012), Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL 2012)

        Currently plays for the San Jose SaberCats - 1 (1%)

        • Rod Harper (2014-present), Eagles (2010-11), Spokane Shock (AFL 2012), Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL 2013)

        Currently plays in the Canadian Football League - 2 (2%)

        Currently plays for the Ottawa RedBlacks - 1 (1%)

        • Reggie Jones (2014-present), Redskins (2010-11), Virginia Destroyers (UFL 2011, 2012), Vikings (2011-12), Cowboys (2012-13)

        Currently plays for the Saskatchewan Roughriders - 1 (1%)

        • Chip Vaughn (2013 present), Eagles (2010), Colts (2010)

        ***

        No longer plays professional football - 60 (72%)

        No longer plays, but has played for other team(s) since leaving the Saints - 24 (29%)

        Has played for other team(s) since 2009, but has not played for any team since 2013 - 5 (6%)

        • Sedrick Ellis - Bears (2013)
        • Jonathan Goodwin - 49ers (2011-13)
        • Anthony Hargrove - Eagles (2011), Seahawks (2011), Packers (2012), Cowboys (2013)
        • Devery Henderson - Redskins (2013)
        • Marvin Mitchell - Dolphins (2011), Vikings (2012-13)

        Has played for other team(s) since 2009, but has not played for any team since 2012 - 10 (12%)

        • Jammal Brown - Redskins (2010-12)
        • Jeff Charleston - Vikings (2012), Buccaneers (2012)
        • Tim Duckworth - Panthers (2010), Las Vegas Locomotives (UFL 2012)
        • Scott Fujita - Browns (2010-12)
        • Na'Shan Goddard - Florida Tuskers (UFL 2010), Virginia Destroyers (UFL 2011-12)
        • Tory Humphrey - Raiders (2012)
        • Herana-Daze Jones - Cardinals (2010), Florida Tuskers (UFL 2011), Virginia Destroyers (UFL 2011-12)
        • Marcus McCauley - Redskins (2009), Colts (2010), Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL 2010-12)
        • DeMario Pressley - Texans (2010), Colts (2011), Broncos (2011), Panthers (2011), Bears (2012)
        • Leigh Torrence - Redskins (2012), Jaguars (2012)

        Has played for other team(s) since 2009, but has not played for any team since 2011 - 4 (5%)

        • Mike Bell - Eagles (2010), Browns (2010), Lions (2011)
        • Mark Brunell - Jets (2010-11)
        • Earl Heyman - Edmonton Eskimos (CFL 2010), Cleveland Gladiators (AFL 2011)
        • Jeremy Shockey - Panthers (2011)

        Has played for other team(s) since 2009, but has not played for any team since 2010 - 5 (6%)

        • Kyle Eckel - Broncos (2010)
        • Charles Grant - Dolphins (2010), Omaha Nighthawks (UFL 2010), Bears (2010)
        • Bobby McCray - Eagles (2010)
        • Glenn Sharpe - Colts (2010)
        • Mark Simoneau - Chiefs (2010)

        ***

        Has not played professional football since leaving the Saints - 36 (43%)

        Has not played professional football since leaving the Saints in 2013 - 4 (5%)

        • Jabari Greer
        • Garrett Hartley
        • Will Smith
        • Jonathan Vilma

        Has not played professional football since leaving the Saints in 2012 - 5 (6%)

        • Adrian Arrington
        • Remi Ayodele - Vikings (2011)
        • Courtney Roby
        • Scott Shanle
        • David Thomas

        Has not played professional football since leaving the Saints in 2011 - n/a (0%)

        Has not played professional football since leaving the Saints in 2010 - 17 (20%)

        • Stanley Arnoux
        • John Carney
        • Kendrick Clancy
        • Heath Evans
        • Troy Evans
        • Greg Fassitt
        • Randall Gay
        • Lynell Hamilton
        • Jason Kyle
        • Nick Leckey
        • Tyler Lorenzen
        • Marcus Mailei
        • Pierson Prioleau
        • Chris Reis
        • Darren Sharper
        • Jon Stinchcomb
        • Anthony Waters

        Has not played professional football since leaving the Saints in 2009 - 10 (12%)

        • Dan Campbell
        • Darnell Dinkins
        • Rodney Leisle
        • Chris McAlister
        • Deuce McAllister - honorary captain; technically hasn't played since 2008
        • Mike McKenzie
        • Billy Miller
        • Jamar Nesbit
        • Buck Ortega
        • Paul Spicer


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        FRONT OFFICE and COACHING STAFF


        Still employed in the NFL - 26 (87%)

        Still employed with the New Orleans Saints - 17 (57%)

        • Brian Adams (2009-present)
        • Tom Benson (1985-present)
        • Charles Byrd (2009-present)
        • Pete Carmichael, Jr. (2006-present)
        • Dan Dalrymple (2006-present)
        • Khai Harley (2008-present)
        • Bret Ingalls (2009-present)
        • Bill Johnson (2009-present)
        • Rita Benson LeBlanc (2006-present)
        • Mickey Loomis (2000-present)
        • Terry Malone (2006-present)
        • Greg McMahon (2008-present)
        • Ryan Pace (2007-present)
        • Sean Payton (2006-present)
        • Rick Reiprish (2004-present)
        • Carter Sheridan (2009-present)
        • Joe Vitt (2006-present)


        Currently employed with another NFL team - 9 (30%)

        • Dennis Allen - Raiders (2012-present), Broncos (2011)
        • Adam Bailey - Rams (2010-present)
        • Travis Jones - Seahawks (2013-present)
        • Aaron Kromer - Bears (2013-present)
        • Joe Lombardi - Lions (2014-present)
        • Mike Mallory - Jaguars (2013-present)
        • Tony Oden - Lions (2014-present), Buccaneers (2012-13)
        • Gregg Williams - Rams (2012, 2014-present), Titans (2013)
        • Adam Zimmer - Vikings (2014-present), Chiefs (2010-12), Bengals (2013)


        No longer employed in the NFL - 4 (13%)

        Has been employed with another NFL team since 2009, but is currently out of the league - 1 (3%)

        Since 2012 - 1 (3%)

        • Blake Williams - Rams (2012), William Jewell College (NCAA Div II 2013-present)


        Has not been employed with another NFL team since leaving the Saints - 3 (10%)

        In 2011 - 1 (3%)

        • Curtis Johnson - Tulane (NCAA 2012-present)


        In 2010 - 1 (3%)

        • John Carney - served as a kicking consultant in 2009


        In 2009 - 1 (3%)

        • Mike Cerullo - U Miami (NCAA 2010), Connecticut (NCAA 2011), Princeton (NCAA 2012-present)

        This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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