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Saints & Cardinals Connections

Posted Oct 7, 2010

Saints S Malcolm Jenkins & Cardinals RB Beanie Wells were teammates at Ohio State.

Where the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals have crossed paths.

*Cardinals P Ben Graham appeared in a game for New Orleans in 2008.

*C Jonathan Goodwin and LB Jonathan Vilma played with Graham and Cardinals *S Kerry Rhodes with the New York Jets.

*S Malcolm Jenkins and Cardinals RB Beanie Wells were teammates at Ohio State.

*Tight ends coach Terry Malone started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona from 1983-84.

*Malone and Cardinals defensive backs coach Teryl Austin served on the same staff at Michigan from 1999-2002.

*Malone tutored Arizona WR Steve Breaston from 2003-05 when he served as offensive coordinator of the Wolverines.

*Equipment manager Dan Simmons is a St. Louis native, whose father Bill served in the same position with the Cardinals for 22 years. Dan apprenticed for his father during part of that time before coming to New Orleans in 1973.

*Defensive backs coach Dennis Allen, defensive line coach Bill Johnson and Arizona defensive coordinator Bill Davis served on the same coaching staff in Atlanta. Johnson and Cardinals defensive quality control coach Ryan Slowik served on the same staff in Denver from 2007-08.

*Head coach Sean Payton and Arizona wide receivers coach John McNulty served on the same staff in Dallas in 2003.

*Arizona scout Malik Boyd played at Southern University and went to training camp with the Saints in 1996.

*Cardinals scout Jerry Hardaway served as running backs and special teams coach at Grambling from 1978-83.

*Cardinals video assistant Jeff Gonzalez, a New Orleans native, previously served in the same position with the Saints.

*LS Jason Kyle attended McClintock (Tempe, Ariz.) High School and was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Arizona State. Cardinals T Jeremy Bridges played at the University of Southern Mississippi.

*Kyle and Bridges were teammates in Carolina from 2006-08.

*Arizona CB Michael Adams played at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2003-06.

*Arizona tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens served as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2000..

*Area scout Terry Wooden and Cardinals director, football administration Reggie Terry were college teammates at Syracuse..

*TE David Thomas and Arizona C Lyle Sedline were college teammates at the University of Texas..

*Cardinals scout Malik Boyd played at Southern University and went to camp with the Saints in 1996..

*Arizona C Ben Claxton played at the University of Mississippi..

*RB Reggie Bush, DT Sedrick Ellis and Cardinals G Deuce Lutui were teammates at the University of Southern California.

*Cardinals G Alan Faneca is a New Orleans native who played at LSU. Director of player programs Fred McAfee and Faneca were teammates in Pittsburgh in 1998.

*Cardinals WR Early Doucet prepped at St. Martinsville High School and starred at LSU.

*WR Robert Meachem, LB Marvin Mitchell and Cardinals DT Dan Williams were teammates at the University of Tennessee.

*RB Pierre Thomas and Arizona LB Will Davis were teammates at Illinois.

*DE Alex Brown and Arizona CB Truman McBride, who played at the University of Mississippi, were teammates in Chicago from 2007-09.

*S Roman Harper and Arizona S Rashad Johnson were teammates at the University of Alabama.

*TE Jeremy Shockey and Cardinals K Jay Feely were teammates with the New York Giants from 2005-06.

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