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Saints announce return of Deuce

It’s official.

Running back Deuce McAllister has rejoined the New Orleans Saints, after a hiatus of more than a full year.

Though there’s a good chance that McAllister’s return is aimed at getting the black-and-gold faithful even more fired up on Saturday (we assume there will be at least one “F–k Da Cardinals” shirt displayed during the broadcast), they might be able to get some use out of Deuce, especially if running back Pierre Thomas is limited due to a rib injury.

“I’m speechless,” McAllister said in a team-issued release, before proving that he really was capable of speaking.  “I don’t know that there are words to describe this feeling.  I do know that we have some unfinished business that we started a few years ago and we want to finish the deal.”

“Deuce is a huge part of the history of our club and of what has gotten this team to where we are today and we absolutely wanted him with us as we head into the playoffs,” G.M. Mickey Loomis said in the same release.

“Deuce McAllister has always embodied the spirit of the New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans,” added coach Sean Payton.  “We’re excited to have him back with the team and to have him lead us out on to the field tomorrow.”

The biggest question is whether he’ll actually be wearing a football uniform, or whether he’ll be one of the eight inactive players.

One guy who’ll be wearing a uniform is quarterback Chase Daniel.  To make room for Deuce, the Saints placed defensive tackle Rodney Leisle on injured reserve, due to a knee injury.  So look for Daniel to be the emergency quarterback.

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29 Responses to “Saints announce return of Deuce”
  1. realitypolice says: Jan 15, 2010 2:00 PM

    Awesome. I love this franchise, even though they are not my team. They can say what they want about Pierre Thomas being hurt, but this move is about a classy franchise rewarding a classy player. There is absolutely nothing bad that can come from this, and here’s hoping that McAllister and the rest of the Saints get a ring this year. They deserve it and the city deserves it.

  2. realitypolice says: Jan 15, 2010 2:01 PM

    Awesome. I love this franchise, even though they are not my team. They can say what they want about being hurt, but this move is about a classy franchise rewarding a classy player. There is absolutely nothing bad that can come from this, and here’s hoping that McAllister and the rest of the Saints get a ring this year. They deserve it and the city deserves it.

  3. Duan says: Jan 15, 2010 2:03 PM

    Now this fella has been running around Jackson, Mississippi taking care of his car dealerships and trying to open up a miniature golf course, where he partnered with Tracy McGrady, called Mac and Bones! Now he is about to go from business man to football player?
    You guys remember when Ricky Williams tried to come back and play after his hiatus? Second play, someone stepped on him and cracked his ribs?
    This will be interesting!

  4. pmm0455 says: Jan 15, 2010 2:03 PM

    DDDDEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! The Dome is gonna be crazy tomorrow. Best news possible for my Saints.

  5. superlaser says: Jan 15, 2010 2:04 PM

    Deuce will be inactive and an honorary captain, per WWL TV. He won’t be playing.

  6. birdmancometh says: Jan 15, 2010 2:04 PM

    What does a DT going on injured reserve and the signing of a RB have to do with Chase Daniel being the emergency QB?
    An I missing something from a past article?

  7. stadanko says: Jan 15, 2010 2:06 PM

    He’s inactive. Honorary captain.

  8. jcasey says: Jan 15, 2010 2:10 PM

    Realitypolice, I think you hit the nail on the head. They are my team and I LOVE that they have done this! Deuce has given Louisiana and the Saints a lot to cheer about over the years, and he DESERVES this! Geaux Saints and Geaux Deuce!

  9. dulplay says: Jan 15, 2010 2:11 PM

    Who Dat!?!!

  10. Stetson wears panties says: Jan 15, 2010 2:15 PM

    If they face the Colts in the Super Bowl, are they going to sign Archie Manning as the 3rd/emergency quarterback?

  11. Bob says: Jan 15, 2010 2:23 PM

    I’m a Saints fan, so I appreciate the kind words, realitypolice. But I wonder if it’s not just a gimmick to try to amp up the fans even more.

  12. pubobby2004 says: Jan 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    great to hear this for the saints and deuce. i’m a colts fan, born and raised in Indy, but my family is from NO. i’ve followed the saints since they got my college QB drew brees.
    great team, classy organization. nice to see this.
    geaux saints (until they meet the colts)…

  13. IFIXBMWS05 says: Jan 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    ????? What is so classy about this move dude? The guy took performance enhancing drugs. Embarrassed himself and the franchise. Now thats classy.

  14. BigEasy33 says: Jan 15, 2010 2:27 PM

    F_ Da Cards……..That dome will explode when the game starts…GAME OVER!!!!

  15. sugarlips says: Jan 15, 2010 2:28 PM

    Thank you realitypolice, it’s nice to hear some friendly comments about our team, it seems we get a lot of “they don’t deserve it” comments and that, to be honest, is hurtful. Those are the people who have no idea what this team or this city is about. Again, thank you for your comments.

  16. Skoods says: Jan 15, 2010 2:28 PM

    Ha…hopefully they get curb stomped on Saturday by a real classy team in Kurt Warner’s Cardinals.
    GO CARDS! Win the Super Bowl!

  17. tv says: Jan 15, 2010 2:40 PM

    Hell yes!
    Deuce on the sideline is huge if only as a moral booster! He was the heart and soul of the team for some time and the fact that they brought him back for a taste of the playoffs is just amazing.
    I can’t recall a team ever doing something like this before – and I like it a lot!

  18. yem123 says: Jan 15, 2010 2:40 PM

    what does DT Rodney Leisle have to do with Chase Daniel as the emergency QB?

  19. vtopa says: Jan 15, 2010 2:49 PM

    IFIXBMWS05 says:
    January 15, 2010 2:25 PM
    ????? What is so classy about this move dude? The guy took performance enhancing drugs. Embarrassed himself and the franchise. Now thats classy.
    ——————————
    Hey moron. Deuce did not take a performance enhancing drug. He took StarCaps which contained a diuretic that can sometimes be used as a masking agent for steroids. Everyone knows that the company pumping the product PURPOSELY misled consumers and left out that the product had that substance in it AND we know that the NFL knew about it and DIDN’T warn the players EVEN when they called the banned substance hotline. Deuce is easily one of the top 10 classiest men to come out of the NFL in the last decade. The case is STILL under review in court so before you disparage the guy get your facts straight.

  20. Zoology says: Jan 15, 2010 2:54 PM

    Nice. I like a franchise that recognizes the contributions of guys like him. People in NoLa love Deuce, even when Reggie Bush was hot. Good for him and good for the Saints.

  21. IFIXBMWS05 says: Jan 15, 2010 3:12 PM

    vtopa says: Hey moron. Deuce did not take a performance enhancing drug. He took StarCaps which contained a diuretic that can sometimes be used as a masking agent for steroids.
    ENOUGH SAID YOU IDIOT. HE MASKED STEROIDS.

  22. DarnSkippy says: Jan 15, 2010 3:13 PM

    I was wondering if someone would do that since I dropped a deuce this morning.

  23. scomibord says: Jan 15, 2010 3:38 PM

    # IFIXBMWS05 says: January 15, 2010 2:25 PM
    ????? What is so classy about this move dude? The guy took performance enhancing drugs. Embarrassed himself and the franchise. Now thats classy.
    Go drive your BMW into a wall, douchebag!!! That would be classy! Let me guess, you saw him take steroids? Now go fix my car bitch.

  24. Saintnation says: Jan 15, 2010 3:54 PM

    ENOUGH SAID YOU IDIOT. HE MASKED STEROIDS.
    ________________________________
    Surely a smart guy like you also knows Starcaps is also used to help with weight.

  25. scomibord says: Jan 15, 2010 3:55 PM

    Wait…did I miss something. When did Reggie get hot?????????????????

  26. Florida727 says: Jan 15, 2010 4:00 PM

    Florio, wrong t-shirt slogan. It’s “Cuck the Fardinals”. You should know better…

  27. IFIXBMWS05 says: Jan 15, 2010 4:28 PM

    you people have anger management issues

  28. IFIXBMWS05 says: Jan 15, 2010 4:32 PM

    scomibord you dont have enough money for me work on your car.

  29. mastercaster says: Jan 15, 2010 5:21 PM

    yem123 “what does DT Rodney Leisle have to do with Chase Daniel as the emergency QB?”
    Chase is on the “practice squad”. In order for him to be eligible to play in an “emergency”, they had to take a current roster position and give it to him. That’s why DT Rodney Leisle is now on injured reserve.

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