6 Football Players who Played for Saints and Falcons

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

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

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

Joe Horn

Joe Horn was selected in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, but his career really took off when he joined the Saints in 2000.

During his seven seasons with the Saints, Horn became one of the top receivers in the league, earning four Pro Bowl selections and surpassing 1,000 receiving yards in a season four times. He finished his career with 603 receptions for 8744 yards and 58 touchdowns.

Horn is perhaps best remembered for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations, most notably in a 2003 game when he famously pulled a cell phone from beneath the goalpost padding after scoring a touchdown. Despite the “controversy”, he is considered one of the best receivers in Saints history.

*Horn was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 14)

Horn Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Saints)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (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)

Ashley Ambrose

Ashley Ambrose had a long and productive career in the NFL, spanning from 1992 to 2004. After being selected in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, Ambrose went on to play for several teams, including the Bengals, Saints, and Falcons.

He was recognized for his impressive performance during the 1996 season with the Bengals, earning a Pro Bowl selection and First-team All-Pro honors after recording 8 interceptions. He finished his career with 42 interceptions, returning 3 for touchdowns.

Wayne Gandy

Wayne Gandy was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft with the 15th overall pick. He played college football at Auburn University, where he established himself as one of the top offensive tackles in the nation.

Gandy’s NFL career spanned 15 seasons, during which he played for the Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. He started most of the games he played in (205 out of 219) and was known as one of the league’s most durable and dependable offensive linemen.

His leadership on the offensive line helped anchor several successful offenses, and his consistent play was a key factor for his teams over the years.

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%.

Luke McCown

Luke McCown had a lengthy NFL career, spanning over a decade, predominantly in a backup quarterback role. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

After spending time with the Browns, he moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played from 2005 to 2008, and had some opportunities as a starter, showcasing potential in various games.

His journey in the NFL continued with stints at several other teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. Throughout his time with the Saints, McCown served as a reliable backup to Drew Brees and even started in a couple of games.

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