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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saints honor alumni

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints just had a very nice pregame ceremony as part of their All Saints Weekend festivities.

The team celebrates the event every year and usually shoots to have it close to the anniversary of New Orleans being awarded a franchise. That happened on Nov. 1, 1966.

As part of the pregame ceremony, the Saints introduced a couple former players. Some of those who got the loudest ovations included Steve Gleason, Dalton Hilliard and Michael Lewis. The Saints also recognized Bobby Hebert, who wasn’t able to be on the field because he’s up here in the press box, performing his broadcasting duties for WWL radio.