Tim Lelito
Lelito with the New Orleans Saints
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Rochester, Michigan
Career information
College: Grand Valley State
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2013 2016)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games Played     65
Games Started     24

Tim Lelito (born July 21, 1989) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Grand Valley State University.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]

On April 29, 2013, he signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.[1] In the third game of the season, against the Arizona Cardinals, Lelito started at right guard in place of longtime starter Jahri Evans, who had a hamstring injury and missed his first start in 122 games.[2]

Lelito was named back-up center to Jonathan Goodwin for the 2014 season. When Goodwin injured his ankle in week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings he came on as a substitute and, due to the ensuing miscommunication, his first snap missed quarterback Drew Brees for an 18-yard loss but he played the rest of the game without incident as the Saints won 20–9.[3]

Tennessee Titans[edit | edit source]

On March 22, 2017, Lelito was signed by the Tennessee Titans.[4] He was released by the Titans on September 4, 2017.[5]

Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]

On September 26, 2017, Lelito was signed by the Detroit Lions.[6] On October 30, 2017, he was placed on injured reserve with a thigh injury.[7] He was released by the Lions on November 7, 2017.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "St. Clair grad Lelito signs free agent contract with New Orleans". bluewatersportsnetwork.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130927055102/http://bluewatersportsnetwork.com/2013/04/st-clair-grad-lelito-signs-free-agent-contract-with-new-orleans/. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  2. Sheldon Mickles, "Saints rookie Tim Lelito faces pressures, pains of first NFL start: Rookie guard deals with charley horse while filling in for All-Pro Evans" Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found., The Advocate, September 26, 2013.
  3. "Jonathan Goodwin out indefinitely". ESPN.com. September 22, 2014. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11570921/new-orleans-saints-center-jonathan-goodwin-high-ankle-sprain.
  4. Wyatt, Jim (March 22, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Tim Lelito". https://www.titansonline.com/news/titans-agree-to-terms-with-ol-tim-lelito-18674216.
  5. Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Brian Schwenke". https://www.titansonline.com/news/titans-agree-to-terms-with-ol-brian-schwenke-19312861.
  6. "Lions sign free agent G Tim Lelito". September 26, 2017. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agent-g-tim-lelito-19452788.
  7. "Lions sign DE Jacquies Smith and place G Tim Lelito on Reserve-Injured". October 30, 2017. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-de-jacquies-smith-and-place-g-tim-lelito-on-reserve-injured-19674622.
  8. Williams, Charean (November 7, 2017). "Lions waive Tim Lelito from IR". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/07/lions-waive-tim-lelito-from-ir/.

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