New Orleans Saints: Deuce McAllister Set Retire To Free Up Roster Spot After Injury To WR Robert Meachem
The Saints all time leading rusher, Deuce McAllister, has been placed on the reserve/retired list just days after the team re-signed him prior to their divisional play-off game against Arizona last Saturday.
McAllister was brought in strictly as an honorary captain so that he could be a part of the Saints play-off run and hopeful aspirations of a Super Bowl berth.
He lead the Saints onto the field against the Cardinals amidst thunderous chants of “Deuce, Deuce, Deuce”, the Saints would go on to smash the Cards 45-14 to advance to their first NFC Championship game since 2006.
McAllister’s roster spot became a needed commodity after receiver Robert Meachem injured his left ankle during the Cardinal’s game, the Saints now need to sign another receiver to the active roster.
The Saints have given no indication of what they plan do or who they plan to sign but the most logical and obvious option is to bring receiver Adrian Arrington up from the practice squad to take his place.
McAllister’s addition to the Saints brought a much needed moral boost after a disappointing end to the regular season when they lost the last three games after starting 13-0, however McAllister will remain on the sidelines throughout the play-offs and there are talks New Orleans will bring him back in some sort of coaching role.
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