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This Week in Saints History: June 26-July 2

Today's birthdays:

Edd Hargett—Born in 1947 (Quarterback 1969-72)

Buford Jordan—Born in 1962 (Fullback 1986-92), he also played for New Orleans Breakers of USFL in 1984. The McNeese State alum from Iota, LA was later inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

June 27th

2012—Jonathan Vilma files injunction against NFL to halt his scheduled suspension for the entire 2012 season.

Today's birthdays:

Guy Benjamin—Born in 1955 (Quarterback 1980) acquired in trade with Miami during '80 pre-season

Glenn Derby—Born in 1964 (Tackle 1989-90)

June 28th

Today's birthdays:

Malcolm Barnwell—Born in 1958 (Wide Receiver 1985)

Dave Kopay—Born in 1942 (Linebacker 1971)

Danny Langsdorf—Born in 1972 (Offensive asst./Quality control 2002, Asst. WRs coach 2003-04)

June 29th

1964—Tickets go on sale for the two NFL exhibition games to be played in New Orleans later that year: August 8th (Packers vs Cardinals) and September 5th (Cowboys vs Bears). Adult ticket prices range from $3.75 to $6.00.

Today's birthdays:

Joe Baker—Born in 1969 (Asst. DBs & Asst. ST coach 2000-02, DBs coach 03-04)

Benny Johnson—Born in 1948 (Cornerback 1976)

Jimmy Rogers—Born in 1955 (Running Back 1980-84)

June 30th

1976—Saints trade QB Larry Cipa to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in return for an undisclosed draft choice.

1996—WVUE-TV launches "All Saints" program, a weekly look at the Saints from training camp through season's end with Jim Gallagher, Joe Trahan, Lionel Bienvenu and ex-player Rickey Jackson (joins show first Sunday in September). The show runs for only one season, Sunday nights at 9:30 p.m.

July 1st

1967—Rookies report for first-ever training camp at Cal-Western University in San Diego.

Today's birthdays:

Hap Farber—Born in 1948 (Linebacker 1970)

Mike Halapin—Born in 1973 (Guard 1999)

Dana McLemore—Born in 1960 (Cornerback 1986)

*Dave Waymer—Born in 1958 (Cornerback/Safety 1980-89) Saints Hall of Famer, passed away April 30, 1993, Saints all-time interception leader with 37.

July 2nd

1969—Saints trade tackle Jerry Jones, guard Roy Schmidt, and linebacker Jim Ferguson to the Falcons in return for tackles Don Talbert as well as Errol Linden, recognized as the first native New Orleanian to make the Saints regular season roster.

1980—Saints General Manager Steve Rosenbloom trades away guard Conrad Dobler to Buffalo in return for an eighth round draft choice in '81. Dobler later told WVUE-TV that he was very upset when Rosenbloom implied that the Bills were "stupid" because the Saints were going to cut Dobler anyway.

Today's birthdays:

Jeff Groth—Born in 1957 (Wide Receiver 1981-85), he was one of a few Saints players to wear different jersey numbers in regular season play.

Zachary Hilton—Born in 1980 (Tight End 2003-04)

William Leach—Born in 1964 (Guard/Tackle 1987) strike replacement player

Bob Palcic—Born in 1948 (Tight Ends Coach 2000-05)


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