5 Football Players who Played for Giants and Saints

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Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Giants and Saints.

Kerry Collins

Kerry Collins was a two-time Pro Bowler who had a lengthy NFL career from 1995 to 2011. He was the 5th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Over his 17-year career, Collins played for six different teams: the Panthers, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts. Collins’ career was highlighted by a Super Bowl XXXV appearance with the Giants.

He threw for over 40,000 yards in his career, finishing with 40,922 passing yards, 208 touchdowns, and 196 interceptions.

Collins Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Panthers, Titans)
  • 3000+ Yard Season (Giants, Raiders)

Jeremy Shockey

Jeremy Shockey was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft, 14th overall. He made an immediate impact as a rookie, earning Pro Bowl and First-team All-Pro honors. Shockey played for the Giants for five seasons before moving on to the Saints. He also spent one year with the Panthers before retiring.

During his time with the Giants, Shockey was a key receiving target and earned four Pro Bowl selections (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006). In his first season, he set a Giants rookie record with 74 receptions. He was known for his athleticism, route-running ability, and tough, physical play.

Shockey won two Super Bowls during his career, one with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII and another with the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV. Though he was injured and couldn’t participate in the game for the Giants, he was an active part of the Saints’ championship run.

Shockey Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Giants)
  • Pro Bowl (Giants)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Giants, Saints)

Morten Anderson

Morten Andersen is one of the most successful kickers in NFL history. Born in Denmark, he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. Andersen played for several teams over his illustrious 25-year career, including the Saints, Falcons, Giants, Chiefs, and Vikings.

Among Andersen’s career highlights are his seven Pro Bowl selections and three First-team All-Pro honors. He is the NFL’s all-time leader in games played with 382 and was the all-time leading scorer until Adam Vinatieri surpassed him.

Andersen scored more than 2,500 points during his career and successfully converted 565 of his 709 field goal attempts. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming just the second exclusive kicker at the time to be honored with this accolade.

Anderson Key Stats

  • Hall of Fame (Saints, Falcons, Chiefs, Vikings, Giants)
  • 1st Team All-Pro (Saints, Falcons)
  • Pro Bowl (Saints, Falcons)

Shayne Graham

Shayne Graham is a former placekicker who had a lengthy NFL career. He was initially signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Graham played for several teams throughout his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, among others.

He is perhaps best known for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a 2nd-team All-Pro in 2005. During that season, he made 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 47 of his extra-point tries.

Graham’s reliability as a kicker made him a sought-after player for many teams looking for stability at the position. Over the course of his career, he scored over 1,200 points, making him one of the more productive kickers in NFL history. He has also been remarkably accurate, with a career field goal percentage of 85.5%.

Eli Apple

Eli Apple was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round, 10th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State, where he was part of the team that won the 2014 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Apple’s NFL journey has taken him through several teams. After spending about two and a half seasons with the Giants, he was traded to the New Orleans Saints during the 2018 season. Apple provided depth to the Saints’ secondary and played a role in their defensive schemes.

He later signed with the Carolina Panthers for the 2020 season, although his time there was short-lived due to injury and he was subsequently released. Most recently, he has spent two years with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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