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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Deuce is back as honorary captain

By Pat Yasinskas

METAIRIE, La. – We’ve got another chapter in the Deuce McAllister saga and it’s the next logical step.

The Saints just announced McAllister will serve as the honorary captain for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. That’s pretty much what he did in the divisional round against Arizona, when the Saints re-signed their all-time leading rusher and let him lead them onto the field.

McAllister, who has been out of football since 2008, was placed on the reserve/retired list Tuesday. But this move will allow him to accompany captains Drew Brees, Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and Troy Evans to midfield for the coin toss prior to the game.