April 27, 2002

Ojo Makes NFL-E Debut, Robinson Catches Game-Winner for the Rhein Fire

Saints WR Onome Ojo made his NFL Europe debut on Saturday with the Rhein Fire. The 5th round pick out of UC-Davis in 2001 contributed two catches for 16 yards, including a 12-yard reception.

But it was WR Jimmy Robinson, another Saint in NFL Europe, that contributed the most. Robinson caught five passes for thirty yards including the game-winning touchdown with five seconds left. Robinson broke open in the end zone for a one-yard touchdown from QB Tee Martin, giving the Fire lead and the victory.

Punter Dirk Johnson continued his tremendous success, averaging a whopping 53.2 yards on five punts on Saturday, including a 67-yard punt that landed out of bounds on the opponent's six-yard line.

On the other side of the field, Saints allocations DB Tim Carter and LB Jonathan Jackson saw extensive action for the Berlin Thunder. Carter started at free safety and collected four solo tackles. Jackson saw time at outside linebacker and collected four tackles, two solo.

Amsterdam defensive end Jermaine Miles, another Saint in NFL-E, started and had three tackles and a sack in the Admiral's loss to the Barcelona Dragons. Miles now has three sacks in as many games and sits atop the NFL Europe in that category.

OL Jeff Chase is also in NFL Europe. He spent the first two weeks of the season on the practice squad of the Frankfurt Galaxy. He got his first action in week three, seeing some time at guard against Scotland.

Rhein RB James Fenderson, the fourth and final NFL Europe allocation to the Rhein Fire, is back in the United States with the Saints. A knee injury has prevented Fenderson from playing in NFL-E and he is rehabbing in New Orleans. Fenderson has been with the Saints during their first minicamp but has not been practicing on the field.

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