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Tim Hightower was a fifth-round draft pick of Arizona in 2008

Photos of Delvin Breaux vs the Arizona Cardinals. Photos by Michael C. Hebert (New Orleans Saints photos)

Saints RB Tim Hightower was a fifth round draft pick of Arizona in 2008 and played for the Cardinals from 2008- 10…New Orleans Assistant Special Teams Coach Kevin O'Dea served as the special teams coordinator for the Cardinals from 2004-05…Saints Assistant Special Teams Coach Stan Kwan served as a special teams assistant and defensive quality control coach for the Cardinals from 2001 -03 and prepped at Camelback (Phoenix) HS, where he played both quarterback and shortstop, then spending one year at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix where he was the first freshman named team captain of the baseball team…Arizona head coach Bruce Arians coached tight ends for the New Orleans Saints in 1996… Cardinals Assistant Head Coach/OffenseTom Moore served as the running backs coach of the Saints in 1997… Cardinals Special Teams Coordinator Amos Jones has a history in New Orleans, serving as the linebackers coach at Tulane University (1995-96) and as an assistant coach at East St. John HS…Cardinals Running Backs Coach Stump Mitchell was the head coach at Southern University from 2010-12…Cardinals Pass Rush Specialist Tom Pratt was the defensive line coach for the Saints from 1978-80…Cardinals Assistant Offensive Line coach Larry Zierlein was the offensive line coach at Louisiana State University from 1993-94 and at Tulane from 1988-90 and 1995-96…The Cardinals have three players from LSU on their roster: CB Patrick Peterson, S Tyrann Mathieu and ILB Kevin Minter. Mathieu is a New Orleans native, where he prepped at St. Augustine HS…Saints DE Cameron Jordan is from Chandler, Arizona and prepped at Chandler High School...New Orleans DT Tyeler Davison prepped at Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.) HS...Saints LB Stephone Anthony played with Arizona K Chandler Catanzaro and RB Andre Ellington at Clemson. Saints Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2012 when Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was the club's signal-caller...Saints Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Dan Campbell and Cardinals QB Drew Stanton were teammates in Detroit from 2007-08. New Orleans TE Coby Fleener and Stanton were teammates in Indianapolis in 2012...Saints T/G Andrus Peat prepped at Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) HS and his father Todd, played for the Cardinals from 1987-89. Peat and Arizona DE Josh Mauro and RBStephan Taylor were college teammates at Stanford.

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