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I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Patriots and Saints.
Brandin Cooks was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Throughout his career, Cooks has been known for his speed and receiving abilities. He has played for multiple teams, including the Saints (2014-2016), New England Patriots (2017), Los Angeles Rams (2018-2019), and the Houston Texans (2020-2022).
Cooks has been a reliable and productive receiver, surpassing 1,000 receiving yards in six of his first eight seasons. He also has contributed to playoff runs with the Patriots and the Rams.
Cooks Key Stats
- 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Saints, Patriots, Rams, Texans)
Heath Evans was a fullback who was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Over his career, he played for the Seahawks (2001-2005), the Miami Dolphins (2005), the New England Patriots (2005-2008), and the New Orleans Saints (2009-2010).
Though fullbacks typically aren’t the stars of the team, Evans carved out a role for himself as a reliable blocker and occasional short-yardage rusher and receiver. He was known for his tough, physical style of play, which complemented the more flashy skill players on his teams.
While with the Patriots, he was part of an offense that set multiple records during the 2007 season, though they ultimately fell short in the Super Bowl. Evans won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints in the 2009 season, defeating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
Chris Hogan was undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft but eventually found his way into the league. He’s had a journeyman career, playing for multiple teams including Bills (2012–2015), Patriots (2016–2018), Panthers (2019), Jets (2020), and the Saints (2021).
Some of his biggest career highlights came during his time with the New England Patriots, where he won two Super Bowls, Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl LIII.
In Super Bowl LI, Hogan was part of the team that made a historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, overcoming a 28-3 deficit. He was particularly effective in the AFC Championship game leading up to Super Bowl LI, where he had 9 catches for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns.
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%.