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Four Saints named to the AP All-Pro First-Team

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Four Saints were all named to AP All-Pro First-Team and two more made the 2nd team.

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Four New Orleans Saints were named to the AP All Pro First-Team. WR Michael Thomas (Unanimous), RT Ryan Ramcyzk, LB Demario Davis and Deonte Harris (the only rookie selected). Two players were named to the AP All-Pro Second-Team DE Cameron Jordan and Special team ace J.T. Gray.

Michael Thomas was one of two unanimous vote-getters, along with CB Stephon Gilmore of the New England Patriots. Thomas had a historic season of 149 receptions (NFL record) with 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns. His yardage total is the seventh highest in NFL history and a career best. Thomas was a 2nd round pick, 47th overall, now a first team all-pro. Kudos.

Ryan Ramcyzk and Demario Davis both were big pro bowl snubs, but both get the nod for the All-Pro first team. Pro Football Focus has Ramczyk as a 91 overall grade with 0 sacks allowed on the season. Davis totaled 111 tackles, 4 sacks and an interception.

Deonte Harris, the only rookie on the team, made it as the punt returner. He led the NFL in punt return yards and was 5th in kick return yards. Harris was an undrafted free agent this offseason. He is the first since return man to get selected since the “Beer Man” Michael Lewis in 2002.

Pro Bowl DE Cameron Jordan made the second team along with Special Team ace J.T. Gray. Jordan tailed 15.5 sacks which was 3rd in the NFL. This is Jordan’s third consecutive season making the second team. Gray played in all 16 games and had 13 solo tackles and added a blocked punt this season.