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New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Morstead pinned five punts inside 20-yard line

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New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead was named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday, Sept. 16.

In the Saints' season-opening win over Tampa Bay, Morstead had six punts for 264 yards with a 44.0 gross punting average and 44.0 net, with the Saints allowing only one return for zero yards, including pinning five of them inside the 20-yard line. On those five inside the 20, Tampa Bay's best starting position was at the 15-yard line.

Morstead, 6 feet 4, 235 pounds, is in his 12th season with the Saints .

Game action photos from the New Orleans Saints playing host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

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