Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Saints' picks: Round 5/164 -- Thomas Morstead, P, 6-4, 225, Southern Methodist...Saints coaches and scouts thought Morstead had the strongest leg of all the punters in this year's draft, even though he averaged a career-low 41.8 gross yards as a senior. But only 19 of his punts were returned as SMU ranked fourth in the nation in net average at 37.2 yards. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/28/14 - P Thomas Morstead was on the wrong end a fourth-down fake in the fourth quarter with the Saints down 31-17. He couldn't find anyone open and was tackled for a loss, giving the ball to Dallas on downs. "The play obviously didn't pan out like we wanted," he said. "I didn't feel comfortable throwing the ball."
01/11/13 - P Thomas Morstead was a Pro Bowl pick after setting a club record with a 50.1-yard gross average -- becoming one of only seven players in NFL history to average more than 50 yards in a season. He also was on track to set the league mark for net punting average, but fell a little short with a solid 43.2 average. He had 45 touchbacks on kickoffs.
07/31/12 - P Thomas Morstead admitted to being nervous during practice on Friday (July 27) after agreeing late Thursday night to a six-year, $21.9 million contract extension.
While Morstead was obviously happy with the contract that will run through the 2018 season, he said he couldn't help but think about what could go wrong during practice.
"I thought if I had a bad practice, they might take (the offer) back," said Morstead, who last season set a club record with a 48.3-yard gross average and led the league with 68 kickoffs for touchbacks.