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Preseason Preview: Saints, Titans Connections


Aug 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) signals from the line against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

As the Saints get ready to take on the Tennessee Titans in their second preseason game, check out some of the connections that these two teams have in common.

No team has played the Saints more often in the preseason than the Tennessee Titans. The Titans and Saints are tied 14-14-1 in preseason meetings.

Titans Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton coached Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis in his first two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lewis also played with Titans linebacker Patrick Bailey in 2009 with the Steelers.

Saints outside linebacker Keyunta Dawson played for the Titans the previous two seasons before joining the Saints in 2014. He was also teammates with Titans defensive lineman Antonio Johnson in Indianapolis from 2007-2010.

Saints linebacker Parys Haralson, wide receiver Robert Meachem, and full back  Austin Johnson played for the University of Tennessee.

Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley played on the same Florida State defensive line with Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley from 2002-2005.

New Orleans Saints Head coach Sean Payton served on the same Dallas Cowboys staff with Titans Special Teams Assistant Steve Hoffman in 2003-2004; also with Titans Quarterbacks coach Joe McNulty in 2003.

Titans Special Teams Assistant Steve Hoffman also served on the same University of Miami staff with Saints Defensive Line coach Bill Johnson in 1987 and again with Atlanta in 2006.

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was college teammates with Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy and Titans guard/center Tyler Horn at the University of Miami.

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was teammates with Titans tight end Craig Stevens at Cal in 2007. In 2008, Jordan was teammates with Titans defensive back Marc Anthony at Cal from 2008-2010.

The New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans square off for their second preseason game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday, August 15th at 8pm ET.