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Meet the New Orleans Saints' Specialists

Curtis Macken

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Get to know the Saints' specialists ahead of the 2021 Training Camp presented by SeatGeek, which will be open to the public.

No. 11, Deonte Harris - Return Specialist

Deonte Harris is a return specialist/wide receiver and is entering his third season with the Saints. Last season, he recorded 20 receptions for 186 yards, including a touchdown and 6 carries for 51 yards. In his return game, Harris averaged 12.2 punts with 207 yards and fielded 16 kickoffs with a total of 436 yards.

No. 3, Wil Lutz - Kicker

Wil Lutz recorded a career-high 57 of 58 extra points (career-high 98.3%). He hit 23 out of 28 field-goal attempts, in which 2 of them are game-winners, and he was 10 out of 10 when lining up from between 30 to 39 yards.

No. 5, Nolan Cooney - Punter

Cooney first played as a holder in 2018 and 2019 for Syracuse University. In 2020, he started playing as a punter for Syracuse and earned Pro Football Focus honorable mention All-America and third-team All-ACC honors. He is now entering his first season with the Saints.

No. 4, Blake Gillikin - Punter

After spending last season as an injured reserve, Gillikin will compete for a starting position in the training camp. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention by the media and conference coaches, and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American first team.

No. 49, Zach Wood - Long snapper

In 2020, Wood snapped all punts and placed kicks in all regular-season and postseason games. Wood has been consistent and is entering his fifth season with the Saints.

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