New Orleans Saints player notes for Dec 31st, 2018

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December 31, 2018 at 10:03 pm.

*Dwayne Washington – Noteworthy
RB Dwayne Washington’s 108 rushing yards were a career-high for the three-year veteran as he matched his season-high for carries. His most productive pervious game came against Chicago when he carried 16 times for 64 yards as a rookie with Detroit.

*Michael Thomas – Noteworthy
WR Michael Thomas broke the Saints record for receiving yards in a season, finishing with 1,405. That surpassed the 1,399 yards that Joe Horn had in 2004. His 125 catches were the fifth most in NFL history.

Drew Brees – Noteworthy
QB Drew Brees failed to extend an NFL-record streak but secured another record while he sat out Sunday’s game. His record streak of 12 consecutive seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards came to an end. Brees was just eight yards short of the milestone but watched from the sideline as Teddy Bridgewater ran the offense. On the other hand, Brees’ completion percentage stayed at 74.4, which surpassed the NFL record of 72.0 that he set last season.

Manti Te’o – Noteworthy
LB Manti Te’o was active for the first time in nine games and made five tackles.

Marcus Davenport – Noteworthy
DE Marcus Davenport, the Saints’ rookie No. 1 draft choice, finished the season with 4 1/2 sacks, the most for a New Orleans rookie since Will Smith had 7 1/2 in 2004.