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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints connections

A list of the player and coaching connections between the Saints and Buccaneers

Player Connections

*Buccaneers T Demar Dotsonis an Alexandria native who played at the University of Southern Mississippi.

*Tampa Bay G Carl Nickswas 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.

*New Orleans NT Brodrick Bunkleyprepped at Chamberlain (Tampa) HS and played at Florida State.

*Saints QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sprolesand Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jacksonwere teammates with the San Diego Chargers in 2005.

*New Orleans LB Curtis Loftonand Tampa Bay P Michael Koenenwere teammates in Atlanta in 2008. Lofton and Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoywere college teammates at Oklahoma from 2006-07.

*Saints RB Mark Ingramand Buccaneers S Mark Barronwere college teammates at the University of Alabama. Barron prepped at St. Paul's Episcopal (Mobile, Al.) HS.

*New Orleans DE Glenn Fosterand Tampa Bay LB Akeem Spencewere college teammates at the University of Illinois.

*New Orleans WR Nick Toonand Buccaneers G/T Gabe Carimiwere college teammates at the University of Wisconsin.

*Tampa Bay CB Danny Gorrerwas signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and played for New Orleans for part of his rookie campaign.

Coaching Connections

*Saints director/player development Fred McAfeeplayed for Tampa Bay in 1999.

*Tampa Bay college scout Tony Kinkelaserved as director/football operations at Tulane University from 2006-08.

*New Orleans offensive assistant/wide receivers Carter Sheridanplayed defensive back at Florida A&M.

*Saints assistant athletic trainer Duane Brooksgraduated from Florida A&M and earned his master's from Florida State, where he served as an asst. athletic trainer for six seasons. Brooks completed internships with Tampa Bay in 1992 and 1993.

*Saints senior Vice President of Sales Michael Stanfieldis a graduate of St. Leo University.

*Saints assistant secondary Coach Andre Curtis, Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Bill Sheridanand Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivanserved on the same coaching staff with the New York Giants from 2007-08. Sheridan and Saints tight ends coach Terry Maloneserved on the same University of Michigan coaching staff from 2002-04.

*Buccaneers cornerbacks coach Tony Odenserved on the Saints coaching staff from 2006-11, serving as secondary coach his final season.

*Buccaneers pass rush specialist coach Bryan Coxfinished his playing career with the Saints in 2002.

*New Orleans area scout Jason Mitchellserved under Tampa Bay Head Coach Greg Schianounder several capacities from 2001-07 at Rutgers.

*Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson, Tampa Bay special assistant to the head coach Butch Davisand special teams coordinator Dave Wannstedtserved on the same staff at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1987.

*Tampa Bay chief partnership officer Jim Pyneserved as assistant offensive line coach in New Orleans in 2005.

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