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The Return of Horn

I was reading the sports page today and was happy to see that former reciever Joe Horn was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame. I think he deserves it. It wasn't only his numbers that were great, but he helped out this city so much during Katrina. He was the face of the franchise in 2005, where he was the only ray of light on a terrible team.

I was very disappointed in 2006 when he refused to take a paycut at the age of 35. Personally, it hurt even worse when he went to the Falcons. Besides Deuce, Joe was my biggest football hero growing up. We all know how bitter the separation between the Saints and Horn was. But if you go read the article on page D-5 of the sports page, the Saints' organization and Joe Horn have both forgiven each other, and now all is well.

What put a huge smile on my face was what was written at the end of the article. It said at 38, Joe Horn is ready to retire offically from the NFL, and that he and Mickey Loomis are in discussion of a one-day contract deal so Joe can retire a Saint. The contract will probably be something like Deuce's where he would be honored at a home game, and retire with the number 87.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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