*Quarterback Drew Brees, running back Darren Sproles and Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson were teammates at San Diego in 2005.
*Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotsonis an Alexandria native who played at Southern Mississippi.
*Tampa Bay guard Carl Nicks was a fifth round draft pick of the Saints in 2008 and played for the Black and Gold for four seasons, earning two Pro Bowl berths.
*Buccaneers lineback Jonathan Casillasplayed for the Saints from 2009-12, capturing a Super Bowl XLIV Championship as a rookie.
Tackle Brodrick Bunkley* **prepped at Chamberlain (Tampa) High School and played at Florida State.
Cornerback Patrick Robinsonand Tampa Bay linebackerDekoda Watson* were college teammates at Florida State.
*Linebacker Curtis Lofton and Tampa Bay punter Michael Koenen were teammates in Atlanta in 2008.
- Kicker Garrett Hartley, Lofton and Buccaneers tackle Gerald McCoy were college teammates at Oklahoma from 2006-07.
*Buccaneers wide receiverRussell Shepard played at Louisiana State University.
*Running back Mark Ingram and Buccaneers safety Mark Barronwere teammates at the University of Alabama.
*Defensive end Glenn Foster, linebacker Martez Wilson and Tampa Bay linebacker Akeem Spencewere college teammates at Illinois.
*Director of Player Development Fred McAfee played for Tampa Bay in 1999.
*Tampa Bay college scout Tony Kinkelaserved as director of football operations at Tulane University from 2006-08.
*Offensive assistant/wide receiver coach Carter Sheridan played defensive back at Florida A&M.
*Assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis,Tampa defensive coordinator Bill Sheridanand offensive coordinator Mike Sullivanserved on the same staff with the New York Giants from 2007-08.
*Tight ends coach Terry Maloneand Bill Sheridan served on the same Michigan coaching staff from 2002-04.
*Buccaneers secondary cornerbacks coach Tony Odenserved on the Saints coaching staff from 2006-11.
*Wide receivers coach Henry Ellardwas tutored by Tampa Bay senior offensive assistant Jimmy Rayein his first two NFL seasons with the L.A. Rams from 1983-84 and later in 1991.
*Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichaeland Raye served on the same Washington coaching staff in 2001.
*Buccaneers pass rush specialist coach Bryan Coxfinished his played career with the Saints in 2002.
*Defensive line coach Bill Johnsonand Tampa Bay special assistant to head coach Butch Davis served on the same staff at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1997.