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4 oldest NFL players to ever wear a Saints uniform

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Rickey Jackson, New Orleans Saints
Rickey Jackson, New Orleans Saints (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) /

2. Rickey Jackson, LB (35.288 years old in 1993 season)

The Saints spent a second-round pick on Pittsburgh linebacker Rickey Jackson in the 1981 NFL Draft and it ended up being one of their best draft picks of all-time. Jackson played for NOLA for a whopping 13 years and played in the NFL for 15 total seasons.

Jackson finished his Saints career with 1,104 tackles and 123 sacks throughout his 13 years with the organization and made it to six Pro Bowls during his time there. He was able to win a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers during his final two seasons, which Saints fans loved seeing.

Jackson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, not long after the Saints a Super Bowl title of their own.

During Jackson’s final season in New Orleans in 1993, he was 35 years old, matching the other two guys we’ve previously discussed on this list. Apparently, the Saints like having older linebackers on their team because two of the four oldest players to ever play in New Orleans have been linebackers.

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