May 5, 2002

Week Four NFL-Europe Action

DB Tim Carter is making a push to make the final roster of the Saints in NFL Europe. On Friday night against the Amsterdam, Carter intercepted quarterback Kevin Daft in the end zone in the fourth quarter to kill the Admirals' scoring drive.

Carter also had five tackles, four solo, and a pass defended. Carter also made an impact on special teams, on both kickoff coverage teams and punt coverage teams, downing one punt inside one yard line for the Thunder. LB Jonathan Jackson played in a reserve role, collecting three tackles on defense and two more on special teams. Berlin went on to beat Amsterdam 28-9.

On the other side of the field, Saints allocation Jermaine Miles started at right defensive end for the Admirals, collecting four tackles. Miles is still among the top sackers in NFL Europe with three in four games.

Meanwhile, at Rheinstadion Duesseldorf, in Duesseldorf, Germany, the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe started a pair of Saints allocations at wide receiver. 6'4 Onome Ojo and 6'3 Jimmy Robinson were two of three starters for the Fire in their three-receiver base offense. Robinson had three catches for 52 yards in a 31-3 rout of the Barcelona Dragons. Ojo did not have a catch, in fact, Fire QB Tee Martin (Pittsburgh) only completed 8 passes as the team ran up 273 rushing yards. Ojo was thrown two only twice.

Saints-allocated P Dirk Johnson punted three times for an average of 36 yards, including one downed inside the 20-yard line.

RB James Fenderson remains on injured reserve for the Fire with a knee injury. It is not known if he will return to Europe.

OL Jeff Chase, who spent the first two weeks of the NFL-E season on the practice squad of the Frankfurt Galaxy, has played in a reserve role as a guard.

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