Deuce leads Saints onto field

NEW ORLEANS -- Give the Saints credit for firing up the crowd and for doing the right thing.

They just came onto the field, led by Deuce McAllister. The Saints re-signed the running back Friday in what essentially was a ceremonial gesture. McAllister hasn’t played this season and won’t play today. He’s inactive for this game.

But his presence brought a standing ovation in the Superdome. McAllister, dressed in a sweatshirt, hat and sweatpants, led the Saints out of the tunnel and will spend the game on the sideline. McAllister also joined the captains at midfield for the coin toss.