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Jamarca Sanford | Defensive Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Mississippi
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Saints signed S Jamarca Sanford.
Sanford, 29, appeared in three games for the Redskins earlier this season after making 41 starts for the Vikings the previous three years. He'll pitch in on special teams behind starters Kenny Vaccaro and Rafael Bush. Nov 11 - 3:41 PM

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Redskins signed S Jamarca Sanford.

The Redskins are grasping to plug holes in a secondary that has already given up nine touchdown passes in four games. Sanford made 12 starts for the Vikings last season, earning a plus grade from PFF in pass coverage.
Sep 29 - 12:48 PM

Vikings placed SS Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, ending his season.

Sanford had 75 tackles in 12 starts for Minnesota last season.
Aug 30 - 10:30 AM

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford exited Sunday night's Week 8 game against the Packers in the first quarter with a groin injury.

His return is questionable. Mistral Raymond has replaced him in the starting lineup.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Sanford left Sunday's loss to the Browns with a hamstring injury and was limited in practice this week. He'll be replaced by Andrew Sendejo in the starting lineup. The Vikings will also be without CB Chris Cook (groin) against the Steelers.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford exited Sunday's Week 3 game against the Browns with a hamstring injury.

He's not expected to return. With Mistral Raymond (shoulder) inactive, Andrew Sendejo has replaced Sanford at strong safety.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford took most of the first-team reps this spring.

Minnesota has had a different starter at strong safety each of the past three seasons, but Sanford is looking to put an end to the trend. He started 13 games last season and appears to have a stranglehold on the spot entering camp. Sanford re-upped with the Vikings on a two-year, $5 million deal in March, but he's expected to face competition from Mistral Raymond and Robert Blanton.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Vikings re-signed S Jamarca Sanford to a two-year, $5 million contract.

A 14-game starter in 2012 -- including playoffs -- Sanford was a big upgrade on Mistral Raymond and appears to have solidified a starting role at strong safety, across from FS Harrison Smith. Sanford, 27, finished last year with 66 tackles and forced four fumbles. He has not shown ball skills through four NFL seasons.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 06:15:00 PM

The Vikings are expected to demote FS Jamarca Sanford into a special teams-only role in 2012.

Sanford "earned" the opportunity to start in 2011 after beating out Tyrell Johnson in camp, but he flopped in the secondary. Per ESPN 1500's Tom Pelissero, Sanford allowed 20 of the 31 passes thrown at him to be completed (64.5 percent) for 344 yards and eight touchdowns. He also missed too many open-field tackles. Per Pelissero, Sanford "confirmed he's just a special teamer."
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 04:20:00 PM

Vikings FS Jamarca Sanford left Sunday's game with a concussion and did not return.

When it rains it pours, as the Vikings are literally falling apart before our eyes tonight. Disappointing 2008 second round pick Tyrell Johnson replaces Sanford, and will be a liability if he is pressed into action next week.
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 10:50:00 PM

Jamarca Sanford will open the season as the Vikings' starting free safety.

Sanford, a 2009 seventh-round pick, has beaten out 2008 second-rounder Tyrell Johnson. He'll face a stiff test right out of the gate with the Vikings set to take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers. We wouldn't be surprised to see both players make starts at this season.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Jamarca Sanford is expected to be the Vikings' starter at strong safety in Saturday's third preseason game.

Sanford is battling Tyrell Johnson for the job. The two have alternated starts so far, but Sanford's nod for the more meaningful third exhibition game indicates that he is ahead. The starting free safety is Husain Abdullah.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 11:50:00 AM

The Vikings could be without safties Madieu Williams (concussion), Jamarca Sanford (concussion) and Tyrell Johnson (knee) this weekend.

Sanford might have the best chance of the three, but he's yet to be cleared. The Vikes were down to only Husain Abdullah and Eric Frampton at safety Monday night, and coach Leslie Frazier was ready to start moving players from cornerback. Michael Vick should be able to pick apart the Vikings with ease in Week 16.
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 09:46:00 AM

Jamarca Sanford will start Sunday night's preseason game at strong safety in place of Tyrell Johnson.

Johnson started the preseason opener, but his job has been opened to competition. Sanford and Johnson are similar players, both best suited to play in the box. This is arguably the weakest position on Minnesota's defense.
Sun, Aug 22, 2010 07:16:00 PM

Jamarca Sanford is getting extensive reps with the first team at strong safety.

Sanford, a seventh-rounder in 2009, is pushing Tyrell Johnson right out of the gate. This has the makings of a pretty wide open competition in the Vikings' suddenly suspect secondary.
Sun, Aug 1, 2010 08:25:00 AM

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