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Nick Fairley and James Laurinaitis played with Chiefs QB Nick Foles in St. Louis in 2015

Photos of New Orleans Saintsations at the New Orleans Saints vs Kansas City Chiefs game on Friday, August 9, 2013. Photos taken by Michael C. Hebert and Matthew Sharpe.

Saints CBBrian Dixon played at Northwest Missouri State...New Orleans RB/RSMarcus Murphy was a fouryear letterman at Missouri. Kansas City C Mitch Morse blocked for Murphy in Columbia...New Orleans DT Nick Fairley and LB James Laurinaitis played with Chiefs QB Nick Foles in St. Louis in 2015. Both Foles and Saints QB Drew Brees prepped at Westlake (Austin, Texas) HS...Saints T Tony Hills blocked for Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles at the University of Texas...Saints Defensive Line CoachBill Johnson and Chiefs Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers David Culley served on the same coaching staff at Texas A&M from 1992-93. Johnson, Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen, Quarterbacks Coach Joe Lombardi and Kansas City Secondary Coach Emmitt Thomas served on the same staff in Atlanta...Chiefs Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs served as defensive coordinator of the Saints from 2006-08. Gibbs and Head Coach Sean Payton served on the same staff in Dallas from 2003-05...Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt served as linebackers coach in Kansas City from 2000-03. Payton, Vitt and Thomas served on the same coaching staff in Philadelphia. Vitt and Thomas also served on the same staff in Green Bay in 1999...Chiefs RBSpencer Ware is a Eunice native who played at LSU...New Orleans K Wil Lutz and Kansas City WRAlbert Wilson were college teammates at Georgia State...New Orleans LB Michael Mauti and Chiefs TERoss Travis were college teammates at Penn State…Saints DE Cameron Jordan and Chiefs TMitchell Schwartz were teammates at the University of California. New Orleans DE Paul Kruger, LB Craig Robertson and Schwartz were teammates in Cleveland from 2012-15…Kansas City T Bryan Witzmann spent most of the 2015 season on the New Orleans practice squad...New Orleans C Max Unger and Kanas City DTJaye Howard were teammates in Seattle in 2012...Saints WR Brandin Cooks and Kansas City LBD.J. Alexander and CB Steven Nelson were college teammates at Oregon State...Saints FB John Kuhn and Kansas City LB Sam Barrington were teammates in Green Bay from 2013-15. Kuhn and Chiefs LB Frank Zombo were also Packers teammates from 2010- 12...Chiefs LBSio Moore played for Allen in Oakland where he served as head coach from 2013-14...Kansas City K Cairo Santos played at Tulane from 2010-13...Kansas City Running Backs Coach Eric Bieniemy is a New Orleans native…Saints Senior Defensive Assistant Peter Giunta served on the Chiefs coaching staff from 2001-05.

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