WR Joe Horn - Free Agent

6-1, 195Born: 1-16-1972College: Itawamba J.C.Drafted: Round 5, pick

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Game Recaps

2007 Week 1 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Horn finished with just 14 yards on one reception. He was targeted three times, including one of Joey Harrington's few deep throws, but was badly overthrown. His lone reception was a deep comeback route near the sideline on a first down.

2007 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

Horn was targeted on two short passes in the red zone that were both incomplete, but caught the other passes thrown his way, which were both on intermediate routes.

2007 Week 3 vs CAR (8 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

Horn caught three passes 36 yards. Late in the game, with the Falcons down by ten points, Horn dropped a touchdown pass on a ball that he usually catches. It was his only red zone opportunity.

2007 Week 4 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Horn caught the first pass of the game and was not heard from afterwards.

2007 Week 5 vs TEN (6 / 2 / 3 / 0 rec)

Horn's targets were spaced out throughout the game, though he never got into a groove with either Joey Harrington or Byron Leftwich in this game.

2007 Week 6 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Horn caught a 14 yard pass for a first down on the first drive of the game, but it was his only catch of the first half. He added one pass in the second half for 11 yards.

2007 Week 7 vs NO (8 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Horn ran a number of different types of routes in this game, but only pulled in two short passes. He was targeted four times by both Joey Harrington and Byron Leftwich versus his former team.

2007 Week 9 vs SF (4 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)

Horn had the surest hands of any Falcons receiver, but was only looked for on short routes. Three of his four catches went for first downs.

2007 Week 13 vs STL (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)

Horn was only targeted once in the first half, but became an important weapon when the Falcons went to the air in the second half. Still, he remains the number four target behind White, Crumpler, and Jenkins.

2007 Week 14 vs NO (2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Horn did not get much action on the night, but he did catch both balls thrown his way. Those two catches only netted eight yards though.

2007 Week 17 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec)

Horn was only targeted three times, but he made them count: two were for first downs, and the other, a TD.

2006 Week 1 vs CLE (7 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Horn was tightly guarded by Leigh Bodden most of the day, and limited to just two catches. Brees showed a definite preference to throw to the right side of the field against the Browns, and it is unclear whether this was part of the game plan or whether it will be a trend in the future, for which the Saints may or may not adapt their approach related specifically to Horn.

2006 Week 2 vs GB (6 / 5 / 88 / 0 rec)

Horn was more actively involved in this game then the season opener and led the Saints with 88 receiving yards. He had his longest reception in nearly two seasons with a 57 yard dash in the third quarter. Horn was in a clear mismatch in the slot against a linebacker, Brees spotted the defensive miscue and threw a quick slant and Horn did the rest. He finished with five receptions.

2006 Week 3 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)

Horn was only targeted five times in the game. Three of his targets were caught, resulting in first downs. Horn looked to be in pain after landing on his back after making a fantastic reception but shook it off and quickly got back to action. The other two passes were uncatchable.

2006 Week 4 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)

Horn caught five out of eight passes that came to him, picking up a total of 63 yards and four first downs. The catches all ranged from six to 17 yards in length, as Horn ran mostly under and middle routes. He later added a two point conversion reception in the final minutes of the game. Horn also became just the second New Orleans Saint to have 500 career receptions (Eric Martin).

2006 Week 5 vs TB (8 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)

Horn was targeted nine times, finishing with four catches for 48 yards. Three of his four catches resulted in first downs, but Horn was kept in check for the most part. He did drop a short pass in the end zone that definitely should have been caught for a touchdown.

2006 Week 6 vs PHI (9 / 6 / 110 / 2 rec)

Horn had a terrific day, catching his first two touchdowns of the year, including a 49 yard bomb early in the fourth quarter to tie the game. On the play before that touchdown, the Saints looked to Joe Horn deep on a pass that was incomplete. They must, however, have seen something they liked, because on the very next play he was able to get wide open for the 49 yard score.

2006 Week 8 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 126 / 1 rec)

Horn saw one target early in the game, but the pass wasn't close. His first reception came just before halftime on a deep seam route. QB Drew Brees hit him in stride for the first Saints' touchdown. The Ravens safety blew his assignment leaving an open path for Horn to get open deep. As the game turned into a blowout Horn saw more targets when the Saints were forced to throw. Horn is getting up in years, but he twice flashed the ability to get open deep. One wasn't a reception, but he beat CB Chris McAllister badly on the play and drew a pass interference flag. Horn was able to pull in a long 30 yard pass late in the game during garbage time.

2006 Week 11 vs CIN (5 / 3 / 93 / 1 rec)

Horn appeared to be well on his way to a big game early on in the first quarter. On the first pass of the Saints' second possession, Horn hauled in a 72 yard bomb from QB Drew Brees on a flea-flicker. Horn simply outran the defenders to the ball, and took it the rest of the way for the score. However, Horn would go on to catch just two more passes after that for a total of 22 yards. He did lose six yards receiving on a pass that was called back due to holding. He also dropped what would have been at least a 20 yard reception early in the third quarter.

2006 Week 12 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 61 / 0 rec)

Horn's first target came at the start of the second quarter. QB Drew Brees lobbed a fade down the right sideline for Horn. He reached up and pulled the ball in with his right hand making a spectacular grab. His left hand never touched the ball, but Horn was able to secure the ball while getting knocked to the ground by the cornerback. Horn had two second half receptions. The first was a 15 yard out on the sideline. The other was a deep 23 yard in that led to the Carney field goal. Horn didn't show any visible signs that his groin injury was previously slowing him down

2006 Week 13 vs SF (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Horn caught one pass for 18 yards near the end of the first quarter, but he slid down and injured himself on the catch. He attempted to come back into the game but was unable. Horn was reported in the game to have strained his groin.

2005 Week 1 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)

Horn had a relatively quiet game, with 64 yards on five catches. Most of his production came late in the game, when he had two big catches in the final minute with the Saints trying to move into FG territory. Horn also had an uncharacteristic drop on a critical third down play late in the fourth quarter. Horn was not targeted in the red zone in this game.

2005 Week 2 vs NYG (13 / 9 / 143 / 1 rec)

Horn played an outstanding first half. He was overthrown on Brooks' first passing attempt of the game. He made a great reception to gain a first down on the next play on a ball that went right through hands of the Giants' defender. Horn made a fantastic catch on the sidelines keeping his feet in bounds as he made the reception, then a few plays later made his 21 yard touchdown reception. He was hit hard by Brent Alexander and stayed on the turf a few moments, but ran off the field on his own and returned to play. But in the second half, Brooks began to look primarily for Donte' Stallworth. Horn cost the Saints a touchback, losing the ball as he dove to try to make a touchdown. He was diving and reaching for the pylon when the ball came out of his hands.

2005 Week 3 vs MIN (6 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Joe Horn finished the game with only one reception on seven targets, but drew a pass interference call in the end zone that resulted in Deuce McAllister's touchdown.

2005 Week 6 vs ATL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Joe Horn started the game against the Falcons, and was the intended receiver on a pass deflected at the line of scrimmage early in the first quarter. After that, Horn was nowhere to be found on the field. He was seen walking around, holding his helmet on the sideline acting as if he was ready to go back in the game at any moment. Despite that appearance, Horn was replaced by Az-zahir Hakim in the starting lineup and remained out of the game. The broadcasters of the game surmised that Horn may have re-aggravated his hamstring, but Horn was not seen receiving any treatment from the Saints' medical personnel. It was not reported until after the game that Horn did indeed hurt his hamstring once again.

2005 Week 8 vs MIA (12 / 7 / 99 / 0 rec)

After being inactive in three of the last four games, and leaving the other game with injury before making a catch, Horn looked to be fully healthy in this game. He had a 12 yard catch for a first down on the Saints' opening drive and followed up with a 16 yard catch for a first down on their next drive. Brooks found him for a 30 yard gain later in the half and he had three catches for 58 yards by half time. Brooks targeted him in the end zone in the second half but the defender made the play and the Saints were also penalized for holding. Horn later almost caught a 40 yard pass but the play was broken up. Horn showed good mobility on a 17 yard catch, spinning away from the defender for an eight yard run after the catch. Brooks clearly favored Horn over the other receivers, targeting him 13 times in the game.

2005 Week 9 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

He had a subpar game with only two receptions and 27 yards. He did catch an 18 yard pass on a play nullified by a Saints' holding penalty.

2005 Week 11 vs NE (16 / 6 / 80 / 0 rec)

Horn was targeted 16 times in the game. He caught six passes for 80 yards but could have had a much bigger game. Brooks threw to Horn despite triple coverage and found him for a 28 yard gain on the Saints' fourth drive, his only catch of the first half. Horn was targeted in the end zone on the Saints' second drive after the half, but the pass was almost picked off by Ellis Hobbs. Brooks went back to Horn in the end zone on the following drive, but the ball was just overthrown and went off his fingertips. The final play of the game saw Horn targeted in the end zone for a third time, but it was a desperate throw into double coverage and it was picked off by Eugene Wilson. Horn showed no signs of injury after injuring his hamstring earlier in the year.

2005 Week 12 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)

Despite seeing double coverage often, Horn still managed to catch four passes for 47 yards but did not find the end zone. Horn did have a couple of dropped passes included in his targets.

2005 Week 13 vs TB (10 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)

Horn was the most targeted Saint in Week 13, getting ten chances. His best chance was his first, as he was wide open in the secondary but QB Aaron Brooks overthrew him badly and lost the touchdown chance. Horn looked as if he could have scored on the play, and surely a 55 yard touchdown would have changed the complexion of the game. Three of Horn's targets resulted in interceptions, as Horn drew a lot of attention from the Tampa Bay defense. Horn was unable to make a play on any of the three turnovers as DB Ronde Barber undercut the pass routes. Horn was only able to catch two balls for the entire game, a 25 yarder in the second quarter and another for 15 yards in the fourth.

2005 Week 14 vs ATL (9 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)

Horn was the second most targeted receiver in the game, and led the team in receiving yards. His first play was an inauspicious one, as defender DeAngelo Hall literally ripped the ball out of his hands for a turnover.

2005 Week 15 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Normally a favorite target for Aaron Brooks, Horn posted his worst numbers of the season with Todd Bouman at the helm. Horn caught just one pass in the first quarter for six yards and did not get another target late in the third quarter.

2005 Week 16 vs DET (10 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)

Horn did not receive his first look until the second half. He finished with six catches for 70 yards.

2005 Week 17 vs TB (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Horn was not a big factor in the game, finishing with only one catch for 11 yards on three targets.