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On each of his dress shirts, New Orleans strong safety Roman Harper has two words neatly stitched onto the left cuff. "Dat Boy," they read. The message is both an homage to the favorite chant of the unwaveringly loyal "Who Dat?" fans of the Saints, and also an emphatic affirmation of Harper's prominence on the defensive unit of the NFC West leaders.

"He is so important to us," defensive end Will Smith told The Sports Xchange after the Saints' overtime victory at Atlanta last Sunday. "His presence really allows us to do a lot of the different things that we do on defense." Granted, Harper is somewhat dubious in pass coverage, and he possesses suspect hands, as evidenced when he muffed a would-be interception in the end zone last week that...

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