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Roman Harper named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Saints safety Roman Harper has been honored with the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week award, the team announced on Tuesday.

Harper had 13 tackles and an interception in Sunday’s 26-23 overtime win over the Falcons.

For the season, the 28-year-old Harper has 69 tackles and leads all NFL defensive backs with 6.5 quarterback sacks.

For Harper, this is the second NFC Defensive Player of the Week award this season. Harper won the same honor after posting seven tackles and two quarterback sacks in a Week 2 win over the Bears.

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