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Halo 01-19-2010 07:16 PM

The Deuce is no longer loose for good; McAllister retires
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"If I get another shot (in the future), then so be it. But even before all this occurred, I was leaning toward retiring anyway," McAllister said. "I was hoping to play again, but I may need another surgery on my knee if I go that direction, and I don't want to do that."

After a very brief and overly emotional return to the New Orleans Saints, running back Deuce McAllister has decided to announce his retirement from the NFL.

Deuce was recently brought back to the Saints' squad before the Divisional Round playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals this past Saturday. Coach Sean Payton had plans in the works for some time to have him come back as an honorary captain for the team.

Reconstructive surgeries on his knees in 2005 and 2007 slowed the big man from Ole Miss down a lot, but he showed last year that he could still be productive. The emergence though of Pierre Thomas proved Deuce expendable and the combo of running backs this year meant that Deuce's presence wasn't missed. Well, at least on physically it wasn't for it surely was emotionally.

Drafted in 2001, the Saints are the only team McAllister ever played for. The 31-year old is the Saints' leading rusher with 6,096 yards with records for total touchdowns (55) and rushing touchdowns (49).

"I'm pretty content. I'm satisfied,"
McAllister said. "Obviously you'll always get the itch to want to play again, but I'm pretty content with it."

homerj07 01-19-2010 08:56 PM

Re: The Deuce is no longer loose for good; McAllister retires
What a class act - He is really going to be missed. Maybe the tea can bring him as a coach or something like that

Saintswrath 01-20-2010 04:19 AM

Re: The Deuce is no longer loose for good; McAllister retires
Thank you Deuce for everything you've given this team, i hope this team can reward you with that ultimate prize you've sacrificed your body and your entire career to get..
There's nothing more that would drive me to tears than to see you walk up to the podium hoisting a Championship Trophy but if that can't happen i still may weap because i know you'll be at least part of the roster even if it's just one day this season and no reps that made it all happen..

I hope this Team bring the wood to the game and bring the Jewelry home and we fans will give the world a Celebration no one has witnessed before in the US!.

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