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This Day in New Orleans Saints History - July 16

A look back at 50 seasons of Saints history


On July 16, 1986 the New Orleans Saints acquired former defensive end Doug Atkins in a trade from the Chicago Bears.

Atkins went on to play for the Saints from 1967-1969.

The Saints retired Atkins' number 81 after his tenure. 

A look back at the NFL career of former Saints Hall of Famer and defensive end Doug Atkins. Associated Press photos.

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