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Nine former New Orleans Saints players were among the 130 Modern-era nominees for the class of 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to a league announcement on Wednesday.
ERIC ALLEN, CB
Eagles (1988-94), Saints (1995-97), Raiders (1998-2001)
Allen made the Pro Bowl in 1995 with New Orleans, one of six times he achieved that in his career. Five of his 54 career interceptions came during his three years with the Saints. Allen was one of the league's most respected defensive backs throughout his career.
JAKE DELHOMME, QB
Saints (1999-2003), Panthers (2004-09), Browns (2010), Texans (2011)
Delhomme's success was with Carolina, where he led that franchise to its first Super Bowl appearance and went to one Pro Bowl. With the Saints he appeared in just six games, starting two, completing 58% of his passes for 634 yards with 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
LA'ROI GLOVER, DT
Raiders (1996), Saints (1997-2001), Cowboys (2002-2005), Rams (2006-2008)
Glover had 50 of his 83.5 career sacks in his five seasons in New Orleans, which also included 41 tackles for loss, 11 fumbles forced, five fumble recoveries, and an interception. Glover earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2000 with a league-leading and career-high 17 sacks, helping form one of the NFL's most dominant defensive lines. It was one of six times he earned a Pro Bowl berth in his career, two of which came with the Saints. ...
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