NFL CAREER – Pugh was signed by the Saints prior to the club’s NFC Divisional Playoff game to add depth to the secondary and special teams units. A four-year NFL veteran who was originally a sixth round draft pick of Carolina in 2010, the former Texas A&M standout has appeared in 44 games with three starts and posted career totals of 48 tackles (33 solo), a sack, two interceptions, six passes defensed, a fumble recovery and 14 special teams tackles.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans, 1/7/14; Waived by Washington, 10/29/13; Re-signed by Washington, 10/23/13; Waived by Washington, 10/15/13; Signed by Washington Redskins, 9/10/12; Waived by Carolina, 8/31/12; Signed by Carolina to a four-year contract, 6/17/10; Originally selected by Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (202nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
2013 – Appeared in four games with Redskins and recorded two solo tackles, one interception and a pass defense...Intercepted Broncos QB Peyton Manning and added a solo tackle at Denver, Oct. 27…After being signed by New Orleans in postseason, was inactive for NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14. 2012 – Appeared in 13 games for Redskins...Credited with 18 tackles (13 solo) as well as nine special teams tackles...Made Redskins debut on special teams at Tampa Bay, Sept. 30...Saw action on special teams and in defensive backfield vs. Atlanta, Oct. 7...Had a tackle at New York Giants, Oct. 21, at Pittsburgh, Oct. 28 and vs. Carolina, Nov. 4...Posted three solo tackles in win vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 23...Had one tackle in a division-clinching win vs. Dallas, Dec. 30...Had one solo tackle in NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Seattle, 1/6/13. 2011 – Played in 12 games with one start for Carolina. Inactive for three games and did not play in another...Posted 16 tackles (12 solo) and two passes defensed...Contributed a special teams tackle...Returned two kickoffs for 51 yards. 2010 – Played in 15 games with two starts as a rookie for Carolina...Registered 12 tackles (six solo), one interception and two passes defensed...Posted four special teams tackle...Averaged 24.2 yards on nine kickoff returns with a long of 52 yards.
COLLEGE – Three-year starter at Texas A&M...Played in 50 games with 37 starts...Lined up at S as a sophomore and senior and CB as a freshman and junior...Tallied 221 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, four fumble recoveries, four interceptions and 19 passes defensed...Returned 14 punts for 77 yards...As a senior in 2009, was an All-Big 12 honorable mention...Started 12 games at FS...Posted team highs of three interceptions and nine pass defenses...Ranked second on Aggies with 84 tackles in addition to recovering two fumbles...Returned three punts for 16 yards...As a junior in 2008, started 12 games at CB...Notched 45 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and four pass defenses-second highest on team...Averaged 5.6 yards on 11 punt returns.
PERSONAL – Attended Plano West (Plano, Texas) HS and was named the nation’s No. 13 cornerback prospect out of high school by Scout.com...Born on Jan. 29, 1988.
New Orleans Saints QB Ryan Griffin connects with Jimmy Graham who runs into the endzone and dunks the football on Saturday, July 26, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)
Rob Ryan talks on Day 2 of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)
Sean Payton talks on Day 2 of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)
Sean Kelley and John DeShazier set the stage for training camp practice on Saturday, July 26.