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Old 09-16-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
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Saints release J.T. O'Sullivan and sign Victor green

Saints release J.T. O'Sullivan and sign Victor green
Saints | O'Sullivan Released - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:37:47 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New Orleans Saints have released QB J.T. O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan is regarded as having solid potential and could draw interest from other teams.


Saints | Green Signs - from www.KFFL.com
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 12:34:34 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New Orleans Saints have added free agent S Victor Green (Patriots). It is believed that Green, 33, signed a one-year contract with a base salary of $755,000, prorated over the balance of the season.

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Old 09-16-2003, 02:45 PM   #2
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Career Highlights


Pro Career
A hard-hitting, fearsome and sure-tackling DB who has led the team in tackles 4 of the past 5 seasons...over the past 5 seasons he has made 731 tackles, 49 PD, 15 INT, 7 FF and 7 FR...enters the 2000 season 7th on the team\'s all-time tackle chart with 749, needs 4 INT to break into the team\'s top 10 in career INT, has not missed a game since game 5 of his rookie year (1993), a streak of 107 consecutive games entering the 2000 season...took over the starting SS job from Todd Scott early in the 1995 season and has started 76 straight games, placing him 2nd on the team to Kevin Mawae\'s 91 in that category, and the most among games started in a Jets uniform...a former rookie free agent, Green initially made a name for himself as a top special teams player before taking over regular starting defensive duties...

1993
Played in 11 games and finished second on the team with 13 special teams tackles...Had five multiple-tackle games on special teams.

1994
Played in all 16 games and led the team with 24 special teams tackles...On defense he recorded 18 tackles, one fumble recovery and one sack.

1995
Led team with 186 total tackles while playing all 16 games and starting 12 at strong safety. Took over the starting strong safety spot for good from Todd Scott in game 6 at Buffalo. He also finished 3rd on the team with 10 passes defensed and 6th in sacks.

1996
Started all 16 games at strong safety...Recorded a league-high 207 tackles...Finished second on the team in passes defensed with 10 and had two interceptions...Had 21 tackles in one game against the Bills in game 8.

1997
started all 16 games at SS and finished 2nd on the team in tackles with 124.also had 8 PD, 3 INT, 3 FF and 2 sacks.had 4 tackles in season opening 41-3 win at SEA.had 6 tackles in game 2 vs. BUF.had 7 tackles and a PD in game 3 at NE.tied for the team-high in tackles (11) and also had a PD in game 4 win over OAK.helped hold CIN TE\'s without a catch and had 3 tackles in win at CIN in game 5.recorded his 1st INT of the season in the 2nd quarter of game 6 win at IND when he INT a Jim Harbaugh pass and returned it 39-yards and setting up a John Hall 37-yard FG.also had 6 tackles (tied Aaron Glenn for team-high) and a PD.had a team-high 10 tackles in game 7 vs. MIA.game 8 vs. NE had 8 tackles and made a huge play when he sacked QB Drew Bledsoe for a 9-yard loss on NE\'s final possession and with the Jets clinging to a 24-19 lead.finished 2nd on the team with 11 tackles in game 10 OT win over BAL.teammed with CB Ray Mickens to force a Bam Morris fumble in the 2nd half which set up a John Hall FG.had 11 tackles at MIA, ranking him 2nd on the team..had the 1st multiple INT game of his career in game 12 win at CHI when he picked off 2 Erik Kramer offerings and returned them 26 and 24 yards respectively.also had a team-high 11 tackles and forced a RB Darnell Autry fumble.had 6 tackles in game 12 win over MIN.had a team-high 9 tackles and a PD in both games 13 and 14.in contest 15 vs. TB had a team-high 10 tackles.also led the team in the season finale at DET when he racked up 8 tackles and sacked QB Scott Mitchell for an 18-yard loss.also had a PD and a FF

1998
Started all 16 regular season games at strong safety and both playoff contests. Lead the Jets in tackles with 93 stops and his 99 interception return yards were the most on the team and four interceptions ranked him second. The four interceptions were a career-high. Led the team with eight tackles and had one pass defensed in game one at San Francisco. Played one of the best games in his career recording five tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed in game four vs. Miami.

1999
led the team in tackles with his 121 stops and was 2nd on the team in INT (5) and INT return yardage (92) and tied for the team lead in FR (2), played and started all 16 games at SS, his 121 tackles led all AFC SS, as did his 5 INT and 13 PD, once again led the team in tackles with 7 stops in the team\'s 19-9 season finale win over SEA, helped the Jets defense limit the SEA rushing attack to 33 yards on 12 carries, once again led the team in tackles with 10 stops on the night and also had 1 PD in the team\'s 38-31 win at MIA in game 15, filled in for Chris Hayes on special teams and led the team in tackles with 3 stops, recorded his career-high 5th INT of the season on a pass intended for Deion Sanders in the Jets end zone in the 4th quarter of the Jets 22-21 win at DAL, was credited with 4 tackles, 2 PD and the aforementioned INT, had a monster game in the 28-20 win in game 13 over MIA, recorded a team-high 12 tackles and had a huge hit on WR Yatil Green late in the game, eclipsed the 100-tackle mark for the 4th time in his career, had a big day in the team\'s 17-7 win in game 10 vs. BUF, when he led the team in tackles (7), picked off a Doug Flutie pass deep in Jets territory and returned it 32 yards, was credited with a PD and also forced a Jonathon Linton fumble, played in his 100th career game in game 9 at NE, had 3 tackles and recovered a Tyrone Wheatley fumble that was forced by LB Roman Phifer, setting up a John Hall 37-yard FG in the 3rd quarter of the team\'s game 7 at OAK, had a team-high 11 tackles and intercepted his 3rd pass of the season in game 6 vs. IND when he snared a Peyton Manning offering and returned the ball 24 yards to the IND 31 yard-line, setting up a John Hall 31 yard FG, putting the Jets up 6-0 in the 1st quarter, also was credited with 2 PD, in game 5 vs. JAX he led the team in tackles with 12 stops on the night and surpassed former DL Abdul Salaam and moved into sole possession of 8th place on the team\'s all-time tackle list (tackles began being recorded in 1976), had a big day in the team\'s 21-13 win over DEN at Mile High Stadium when he had a team-high 8 tackles and recorded his 3rd career multiple INT game when he snared 2 Brian Griese passes and returned the 1st 15 yards to the DEN 18, on the 2nd INT, he thwarted a Broncos scoring drive when he picked off a pass at the Jets, 1-yard line, also had a team-high 4 PD?

College Highlights
a two-year starter who totaled 188 tackles and nine interceptions...Was first-team All-MAC...Had a 51-yard interception return for a touchdown vs Temple...Transferred from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Mississippi, where he was a two-time All-America.

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Old 09-16-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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Bummer, he looked good in preseason..
But when you lose 5 starters on Defense, you gotta drop somebody to sign sign somebody. I hope he finds a job soon. If not we can always re-sign him.
He\'d fit in well in Chicago\'s system. But he\'ll have to beat out Kordell Stewart (laughing hysterically). I wish him well.
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Old 09-16-2003, 04:41 PM   #4
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Predictable...



We\'ll regret that one too :casstet:
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I know we need people on defense right now, and I know like tweeky said \"somebody has to go\", but WHY O`SULLIVAN ? Why not somebody like Gleason? because of the $ maybe?
I have a feeling that may not have been a wise move. I watched O`SULLIVAN at camp and pre-season and he looked impressive. I often wondered why Bouman was even considered #2 QB. I was thinking O`SULLIVAN #2 and Bouman #3. Evidently the staff was seeing more than what I observed......this really really bums me out. Don`t be surprised if somebody picks up O`SULLIVAN before the weeks out. :casstet:

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Old 09-17-2003, 12:59 AM   #6
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Saints release J.T. O'Sullivan and sign Victor green

Hmmm, going w/ 2 QB\'s seems to be a new trend in the NFL. Hope it doesn\'t come back to bite us. Who here would rather Bulger as our back-up over Bouman?
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