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Long time Saints equipment manager retiring

Saints defense stops running back Eddie Lacy. (Source: Mark Lagrange) Saints defense stops running back Eddie Lacy. (Source: Mark Lagrange)
NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - After 42 years as the New Orleans Saints equipment manager, Dan Simmons is retiring from the position and will assume the post of alumni/legends development coordinator in the organization.

“I told Dan he was too young to retire,” said Owner Tom Benson. “I am glad though that he will get to spend more time with his family and even though he is retiring from the equipment department, we still have him on board handling our alumni. I don't think in my sixty-plus years owning businesses that I have met someone as loyal and accountable as Dan has been to the New Orleans Saints. He is a very large part of our success.”

In his new position, Simmons will assist in the club's outreach efforts to involve former players with the organization and also will be the club's contact with the NFL's Legends Program, which is designed to help former NFL players connect with each other, their former teams and the league.
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