10 years later, Saints' trade-up for Thomas Morstead still a smart move

New Orleans Times-Picayune
10 years later, Saints' trade-up for Thomas Morstead still a smart move
10 years later, Saints' trade-up for Thomas Morstead still a smart move

There was a time before the 2009 season when Thomas Morstead started booming punts down the field when he should have been just in warm-up mode. Practice hadn't begun, but the then-rookie wanted to show something to incumbent journeyman Glenn Pakulak. “We just started banging balls back and forth for about 20 minutes trying to one-up each other,” Morstead said in a Times-Picayune story published in June 2009. “So it's been a fun competition, but I probably shouldn't do that regularly.” Morstead came to the New Orleans Saints 10 years ago without any assurances of a job. He had plenty to prove. The Saints swapped two draft picks to move up two spots so they could select Morstead in the fifth round

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