Edison graduate played with Saints during hard times
The Saints finished with losing records in each of their first 12 seasons before going 8-8 in 1979, but they returned to their losing ways a year later when they went 1-15. New Orleans was 0-14 before beating the New York Jets 21-20 on the road.
The following week, San Antonio native Guido Merkens was picked up by the Saints after he was cut by the Houston Oilers.
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