The New Orleans Saints released Thomas Morstead, who has been one of the NFL's best punters over the past 12 years and was responsible for one of the most iconic moments in franchise history. Morstead was the one who executed the Saints' surprise onside kick as a rookie during Super Bowl XLIV. He went on to make the Pro Bowl in 2012.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (BRPROUD) – The Saints announced today that Thomas Morstead’s contract has been terminated after spending the last 12 years in New Orleans as their punter. Morstead shared how much the city of New Orleans and the organization has meant to him in an emotional press conference. The longtime punter ended the presser by saying the journey is not over for him as he believes he can still be an asset to another NFL team.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is continuing to pop up in trade speculation. NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported in February that teams who had called Seattle believed it would take three first-round draft picks to get the ball rolling — and talks have since continued, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini, so that’s a price someone might be willing to pay. Could one interested buyer be the New Orleans Saints?