Tim Lelito
Lelito with the New Orleans Saints
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 30)
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 careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

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 TitansEdit

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

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]


  1. "St. Clair grad Lelito signs free agent contract with New Orleans". Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. 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" Script error, The Advocate, September 26, 2013.
  3. "Jonathan Goodwin out indefinitely". September 22, 2014.
  4. Wyatt, Jim (March 22, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Tim Lelito".
  5. Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2017). "Titans Agree to Terms with OL Brian Schwenke".
  6. "Lions sign free agent G Tim Lelito". September 26, 2017.
  7. "Lions sign DE Jacquies Smith and place G Tim Lelito on Reserve-Injured". October 30, 2017.
  8. Williams, Charean (November 7, 2017). "Lions waive Tim Lelito from IR".

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