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New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans connections

Take a look at the connections between the Saints and Titans before Friday's game

Head Coach Sean Paytonand Tennessee Special Teams Asst. Steve Hoffmanserved on the same Dallas staff from 2003-04.

Payton and Titans Quarterbacks Coach John McNultyserved on the same Cowboys staff in 2003.

Hoffman and Saints Defensive Line Coach Bill Johnson served on the same staff at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1987 and in Atlanta in 2006.

Quarterbacks Coach Mike Neuserved as quarterbacks coach of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats in 1997 and served as an assistant with the franchise from 1998-99.

Titans Running Backs Coach Sylvester Croomplayed for New Orleans in 1975 and served on the same San Diego coaching staff with Saints Asst. Special Teams Coach Stan Kwanfrom 1992-96.

Titans Def. Line Coach Giff Smith served on the Tulane coaching staff from 1999-2003.

Titans Special Teams Coach Nate Kaczorserved on the Louisiana-Monroe staff from 2006-07.

Titans LB Colin McCarthyand G/C Tyler Hornwere college teammates at the University of Miami (Fla.) with Saints TE Jimmy Graham* *in 2009.

TE Craig Stevensplayed with Saints DE Cameron Jordan*at California in 2007. Jordan and Titans DBMarc Anthony *were also college teammates from 2008-10.

OLB Keyunta Dawson played for the Titans from 2012-13, before joining the Saints at midseason. Dawson and Titans DL Antonio Johnsonwere teammates in Indianapolis from 2007-10.

Saints P Thomas Morstead*and Titans TETaylor Thompson *were college teammates at Southern Methodist University in 2008.

Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley*and Titans DEKamerion*Wimbleywere teammates on the Florida State defensive line from 2002-05.

OLB Parys Haralson played at Tennessee from 2002-05 and departed the Knoxville campus ranked fifth in school record books with 21 sacks.

WR Robert Meachem* *played at Tennessee from 2003-06.

S Marcus Ball* *played at Memphis from 2009-10.

FB Austin Johnson*played at Tennessee from 2008-11., where he was teammates with Titans WRJustin Hunter*.

QB Logan Kilgore played at Middle Tennessee from 2011-13.

CB Keenan Lewis*and Titans LBPatrick Bailey *were teammates in Pittsburgh in 2009.

Lewis and Titans G Andy Levitrewere teammates at Oregon State and Levitre also played with Saints S Jairus Byrd in Buffalo from 2009-12.

Titans LB Zach Brownplayed with Saints ILB Kevin Reddick*and TE Richard Quinn *at North Carolina.

Titans TE Dorin Dickersonplayed with Lewis in Pittsburgh in 2011 and later in the season with Saints NT Brandon Deaderick* *in New England.

Titans DE Lavar Edwards prepped at Desire Street (Baton Rouge) Academy and then played at LSU from 2009-12, where he was a teammate of Saints TE Nic Jacobs.

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