New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead successfully underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is recuperating on schedule. James Varney of the Times Picayune has more.

Morstead is believed to have played the entire 2010 season with the left shoulder ailment, one he suffered in the Saints' first preseason game at New England when, in the first quarter, Morstead tackled Patriots return man Julian Edelman.

Although undergoing an MRI following that game, Morstead, a second-year man out of Southern Methodist who won a measure of Saints immortality by kicking the onside kick New Orleans recovered to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV, went on to have a solid season, averaging 45.9 yards per kick.

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This news comes as no surprise, as there were whispers about Morstead's shoulder all season. It certainly didn't effect his ability to be a pro-bowl caliber punter. Of all the snubs for the pro bowl, Morstead's should rank near the top.