Dec 8, 2008

Morten Andersen hangs 'em up

One of the all-time great Saints, Morten Andersen, has announced his retirement after 25 years in the NFL. Andersen played for five teams during his career: New Orleans, Atlanta, Kansas City, New York Giants and Minnesota.

I remember when the Saints let Morten go in 1994. It was a sad day for many and became even sadder when he signed with the Saints hated rival, Atlanta. Coach Jim Mora thought he didn't have anything left in the tank and 14 years later, Andersen finally agrees with Mora.

There were rumors earlier this year that Andersen wanted to sign a contract with the Saints to come in and kick one extra point and officially finish as a Saint. With his knee problems and the Saints now reliable kicking game with rookie Garrett Harley, that unfortunately won't happen.

Andersen should go to the NFL Hall of Fame in a few years and having spent the most time with the Saints, Andersen can be considered a New Orleans Saint when he is inducted. Congratulations to the "Great Dane" on a great NFL career. The league and kicking won't be the same without you. Thank you for all the memories.

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