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Dolphins vs Saints Monday Night Football Connections

The Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints finish off the NFL's Week 4 schedule with a Monday night match up between two 3-0 teams. What other connections are there between the clubs? We take a look.

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Each week, we take a look at the player, coach, and executive connections between the Miami Dolphins and their upcoming opponent. This week, we take a Monday Night Football look at the New Orleans Saints.

Former NFL Teams

  • Dolphins tight ends coach Dan Campbell played for the Super Bowl champion Saints in 2009
  • Dolphins assistant wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan played wide receiver for the Saints in 2003

Former NFL Teammates

  • Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley and Dolphins running backs coach Jeff Nixon were together with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2007-2010
  • Dolphins tackle Tyson Clabo, Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (2008-2011), Saints safety Rafael Bush (2010), and Saints quarterback Luke McCown (2012) were teammates with the Atlanta Falcons
  • Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and Saints guard Ben Grubbs were teammates with the Baltimore Ravens from 2009-2011
  • Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and Saints assistant head coach and linebackers coach Joe Vitt (2005), Saints wide receiver coach Henry Ellard (2005-2008), and Saints assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis (2009) were together with the St. Louis Rams
  • Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson, Dolphins tackle Tyson Clabo (2005-2006), and Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (2006) were together with the Atlanta Falcons; Saint quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi was also with the Saints in 2006
  • Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and Dolphins head strength and conditioning coach Darren Krein were together with the Seattle Seahawks from 1997-1998
  • Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson and Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley were teammates with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009-2010; Patterson and Saints center Brian de la Puenta were teammates with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008; Patterson and Saints tight end Benjamin Watson were teammates with the Cleveland Browns from 2011-2012
  • Saints head coach Sean Payton and Dolphins tight end coach Dan Campbell were together with the Dallas Cowboys (2003-2005) and the Saints (2009) when Campbell was a player
  • Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace and Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis were teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2009-2012
  • Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler and Saints linebacker Ramon Humber were teammates with the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-2010

Former College Teammates

  • Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle and Saints tight end coach Terry Malone were coaches together at Holy Cross in 2005
  • Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson and Saints fullback Jed Collins were teammates at Washington State from 2005-2007
  • Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Dolphins running back Lamar Miller, and Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon were teammates at the University of Miami in 2009
  • Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline and Saints assistant strength and conditioning coach Rob Wenning were together at Ohio State in 2007; Hartline was teammates with Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins (2005-2008) and linebacker Jay Richardson (2006) at Ohio State as well
  • Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis and Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore were teammates at Oregon State from 2004-2006
  • Dolphins tight end Dion Sims and Saints running backs coach Dan Roushar were together at Michigan State from 2009-2012

Hometown/College State Ties

  • Saints linebacker Brodrick Bunkley is from Tampa, Florida and attended Florida State
  • Saints running back Travaris Cadet is from Miami, Florida
  • Saints tight end Jimmy Graham attended the University of Miami
  • Saints secondary coach Wesley McGriff coached at the University of Miami from 2007-2010
  • Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson is from Miami, Florida and attended Florida State
  • Dolphins offensive lineman Dallas Thomas is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is from Coral Gables, Florida and attended the University of Miami
  • Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace is from New Orleans, Louisiana