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Justin Hardee named NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week

Hardee's blocked punt for TD sparked Saints win over Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints rookie Justin Hardee was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday, Nov. 8 following the blocked punt he returned for a touchdown Sunday, Nov. 5 in the Saints 30-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Up 3-0, the Saints stopped the Bucs on three plays on their first possession and forced a punt. Hardee came free up the middle and easily blocked Bryan Anger's punt and then caught the ball after a bounce and went untouched into the end zone.

Hardee, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder out of Illinois, made the Saints as undrafted free agent.

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