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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; By Kevin Spain May 11, 2009, 10:57AM The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent defensive tackle out of Louisville Earl Heyman to a three-year contract following a tryout at minicamp, according to his contract advisors. Heyman had 35 total ...

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By Kevin Spain
May 11, 2009, 10:57AM

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent defensive tackle out of Louisville Earl Heyman to a three-year contract following a tryout at minicamp, according to his contract advisors.

Heyman had 35 total tackles as a senior, 7.5 for loss and had five sacks.

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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At Louisville:
Fourth-year senior who has seen considerable playing time... has long arms and good size... has played in 36 games, all along the defensive front... has played some end as well... has improved on playing with his pads lower and has shown the ability to get upfield.

2007:
Appeared in 12 games, all of which he started... started 11 games at defensive tackle and one at defensive end... recorded a career-high 40 tackles, which was tied for sixth on the team ... led the team with four sacks and tied with three fumbles recovered... tied his career-high with six tackles against Rutgers and South Florida... returned a fumble 32-yards for a touchdown against Connecticut... recorded four tackles and a sack versus Kentucky... notched six tackles and a sack versus Middle Tennessee.

2006:
Started at defensive end against Kentucky and Rutgers, and defensive tackle the last 11 games...registered 22 total tackles in 13 games...credited with two tackles against Connecticut... recorded a career-high five tackles in the win over West Virginia... notched one tackle, one tackle for loss and 0.5 sacks versus Syracuse... registered two stops against Cincinnati... recorded one tackle against Middle Tennessee... registered two tackles against Kansas State... recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble against Miami.

2005:
Finished with 17 tackles... closed the season with three tackles against Virginia Tech... recorded three tackles gainst Cincinnati... returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown against North Carolina... had a 20-yard fumble return versus Florida Atlantic... made his collegiate debut against Oregon State.

Before Louisville:
Finished high school career with 212 tackles, 32 sacks and 50 tackles for loss at Ballard High School... first team All-State selection by the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader... top defensive vote-getter on the CJ All-State team... starter in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl... rated the nation' s No. 8 defensive end by Scout.com... ranked the No. 42 overall prospect nationally by SuperPrep.com... collected 92 tackles and 16 sacks in 2004... made 78 tackles, 20 for loss and 12 sacks as a junior... son of Doris Heyman and Earl Dickerson... born 9/5/87... justice administration major.

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Year GP S A T TFL Sacks FR FF Int PB
2005 11-0 7 10 17 3.5-9 0.5-1 2-30 0 1-20 1
2006 13-13 13 9 22 2-5 0.5-4 1-0 0 0-0 1
2007 12-12 24 16 40 7-18 4-11 3-32 2 0-0 3
Totals 36-25 44 35 79 12.5-32 5-16 6-62 2 1-20 5



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Re: New Orleans Saints sign free agent defensive tackle Earl Heyman

Man, are we that thin at DT?
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I guess so.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #5
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Re: New Orleans Saints sign free agent defensive tackle Earl Heyman

I hope this doesn't mean they are blowing smoke about SE
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Re: New Orleans Saints sign free agent defensive tackle Earl Heyman

Who?
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Re: New Orleans Saints sign free agent defensive tackle Earl Heyman

Maybe thin, maybe also Williams looking for something for some packages he wants to deploy in the mean time until SE gets back.
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dang.....what is with the youth movement?
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dang.....what is with the youth movement?
Good knees? less $?

He wore a pretty cool number at Louiville.



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Re: New Orleans Saints sign free agent defensive tackle Earl Heyman

We were also 1 short on the practice squad after elevating Pressley.
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