Career highlights: 477 Receptions, 6,884 yards, 14.0 yards per-catch, 52 TDs. All-Rookie, 2006; Team’s receiving yardage leader in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Career leader in touchdown receptions; third in yardage and number of receptions
They said it: “He’s not typically talked about when people are talking about the Calvin Johnsons, Larry Fitzgerald’s and some of those guys. And yet, if you just want to sit there and match up the numbers, the consistency and the level of play, it’s pretty impressive. I think he likes being a guy who kind of flies under the radar, but clearly, he deserves everything that comes his way.” — Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Career highlights: 523 receptions, 7,622 yards, 14.6 yards per-catch, 50 TDs Pro Bowl — 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004; Second on the team in career receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns. Has the top three single-season yardage marks, including 1,399 in 2004 and the most 100-yard receiving games (27) and the most TD receptions in a game (four). Saints Hall of Fame.
They said it: “I loved that year (2006) with Joe. He was such a great personality. But he was also a true professional. I thought he was great working with the younger guys. He approached practice like it was a game. Great effort. Great intensity.” — Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Career Highlights: 532 receptions, 7,854 yards, 14.8 yards per catch, 48 TDs. First on the team in receiving yards and receptions. Third in touchdowns. Led the team in receiving yards seven times (1987-93). Saints Hall of Fame.
They said it: “Eric was a really good player. He was big and strong and while not exceptionally fast, he was a tough competitor and was very reliable. He always gave you his best effort and he could always get open to make the touch catch. When you needed to pick up the first down, he was the type of player you knew you could count on.” — Ex-Saints Coach Jim Mora.
Career highlights: 309 receptions, 4,875 yards, 15.8 yards-per-catch, 37 touchdowns. Fourth on the team in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns. Seconds in yards-per-catch. All-Pro, 1969. Held NFL record for receptions in consecutive games at 105. Saints Hall of Fame.
They said it: “Every other receiver was going to be faster than he was, but Danny had great hands, ran precise routes and I can assure you, no one was tougher. Danny loved to catch the ball and he always wanted it coming his way. You could depend on him in every practice, every game. He always gave you everything he had.” — Ex-Saints quarterback Archie Manning.
Career highlights: 237 receptions 4,256 yards, 20 touchdowns. Fifth in yards and receptions. First in yards-per-catch. Second in league in average yards per catch since 2006.
They said it: “Devery is the most undervalued player on the team. He made some bad drops sometimes, but he was money in the bank when you needed him. He’ll go down and block defensive ends and linebackers, too. Devery’s the consummate pro because he’ll always do whatever you ask him.” — Ex-Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson.
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