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Saints and Eagles Connections

    <span style="">                 <span style="">SAINTS-EAGLES CONNECTIONS </span>                  
  • Head Coach Sean Payton started his NFL coaching career with Philadelphia in 1997, spending two seasons as the club's quarterbacks coach.
  • Eagles DE Darren Howard was a second round pick of the Saints in 2000 and played for New Orleans from 2000-05. He started 77 of 81 games during that span, recording 44.5 sacks.
  • G Jahri Evans prepped at Frankford HS and played at Bloomsburg from 2002-05.
  • Tight ends coach Terry Malone tutored tutored Philadelphia WR Jason Avant at Michigan when he served as offensive coordinator.
  • Assistant head coach/linebackers Joe Vitt grew up in Blackwood, NJ and served as linebackers coach in Philadelphia from 1995-98.
  • Assistant secondary coach Tony Oden started his coaching career as assistant secondary and special teams coach at Millersville (Pa.), in 1996.
  • Eagles wide receivers coach David Culley served as quarterbacks coach at Southwestern Louisiana from 1985-88. FB Heath Evans, CB Randall Gay and TE Dave Thomas played with Philadelphia CB Ellis Hobbs and CB Asante Samuel in New England.
  • S Darren Sharper and Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott played in the same backfield at William & Mary.
  • WR Robert Meachem, LB Marvin Mitchell and Eagles LB Omar Gaither were teammates at Tennesse.
  • DE Charles Grant, T Jon Stinchcomb, Philadelphia WR Reggie Brown, DE Chris Clemons and S Sean Jones were teammates at Georgia. Eagles G Max Jean-Gilles served as Stinchcomb's backup at Georgia in 2002
  • Eagles S Quintin Mikell is a New Orleans native...WR Marques Colston prepped at Susquehanna Township (Pa.) HS...Head athletic trainer Scottie Patton served as assistant athletic trainer in Philadelphia before coming to New Orleans in 2000.
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