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Saturday, August 8, 2009
Final word on Rickey Jackson and HOF

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

We beat the drum for Rickey Jackson's selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday. We're going to do it one last time because the Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tonight.

Not sure that this will do any good, but it sure can't hurt. There's an online petition calling for Jackson to be in the Hall of Fame. Hop over there if you feel strongly that Jackson belongs. By the way, I had the chance to chat with former New Orleans quarterback Bobby Hebert out at Saints' camp. Hebert, who played with Jackson, also thinks he belongs and pointed out New Orleans has a couple more strong candidates -- Willie Roaf and Morten Andersen -- as soon as they're eligible.

And a tip of the hat for Ron in Texas, who let me know about this petition.