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Inside the Game: New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals connections

Take an inside look at the connections between the Saints and Bengals before their Week 10 matchup on Sunday, Nov. 11. 

New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals Connections

  • Safety Kurt Coleman prepped at Northmont (Clayton, Ohio) HS and played at Ohio State. Cornerback Eli Apple, safety Vonn Bell, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and wide receiver Michael Thomas also played for the Buckeyes, where they played with Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard and center Billy Price. Apple and Bengals kicker Randy Bullock were teammates with the Giants in 2016 and Bullock and Saints linebacker Demario Davis were Jets teammates in 2015
  • Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and Bengals linebacker Preston Brown were college teammates at Louisville
  • Head coach Sean Payton served on the Miami of Ohio staff from 1994-95
  • Strength & conditioning coach Dan Dalrymple played at Miami from 1983- 86 and supervised the Redhawks strength program from 1989-2005
  • Former Saints tackle and current radio analyst Zach Strief prepped at Milford (Ohio) HS.
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach Charles Byrd coached at Miami from 2006-07
  • Guard Larry Warford prepped at Madison Central (Richmond, Ky.) HS and played at Kentucky
  • Offensive line coach Dan Roushar served in the same position at the University of Cincinnati from 2005-06
  • Quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi coached the Dayton defensive line from 1996-98
  • Strength and conditioning asst. Rob Wenning is a Coldwater, Ohio native who played at the University of Findlay and served an internship at Ohio State from 2007-08
  • Assistant special teams coach Kevin O'Dea and Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin served on the same staff at Penn State from 1991-92
  • Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins is the son of former Saints safety Gene Atkins
  • Running back Alvin Kamara and Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone were college teammates at Tennessee
  • Cincinnati running backs coach Kyle Caskey served as an assistant at the University of Mississippi in 2009 and as a grad. Asst. at Louisiana-Monroe from 2004-05
  • Running back Mark Ingram played with Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick at Alabama.

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