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Where are they now? Catching up with former New Orleans Saints 

click to enlarge Deuce McAllister was a running back for the Saints for eight years — but today he’s lent his name to Deuce McAllister’s Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap in the French Quarter (seen here: chef Jared Tees).

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Deuce McAllister was a running back for the Saints for eight years — but today he’s lent his name to Deuce McAllister’s Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap in the French Quarter (seen here: chef Jared Tees).

Professional football teams change rosters rapidly (case in point: just seven players remain from the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl winning roster) so it can be easy to lose track of what players are up to, especially after they've left the limelight. Here are what some former Saints are up to now — their post-New Orleans lives are as varied as their careers wearing Black & Gold.

///Rickey Jackson (1981-1993, linebacker)
Motivational speaker at high schools and churches in the Gulf South. Launched line of sausages.

///Jim Mora (1986-1996, head coach)
Analyst on the NFL Network and WDSU-TV.

///Mike Ditka (1997-1999, head coach)
Covers the NFL for ESPN, owns a chain of restaurants, lent his name to a variety of products (wine, sausages, cigars), does ads for various companies (State Farm, Pepsi-Cola, Overstock.com).

///Ricky Williams (1999-2001, running back)
Assistant coach for the football team at the University of the Incarnate Word in Texas.

///Deuce McAllister(2001-2009, running back)
Lent his name to Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap on Royal Street in the French Quarter.

///Aaron Brooks (2000-2006, quarterback)
Real-estate developer in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia.

///Joe Horn (2000-2006, wide receiver)
Sells his signature "Bayou 87" barbecue sauce in supermarkets across Louisiana.

///John Carney (2001-2005, 2009-2011, kicker)
Runs a football kicking academy and consulting firm in California.

///Jonathan Vilma (2008-2013, linebacker)
Owns a Brother Jimmy's BBQ franchise in Miami.

///Scott Fujita (2006-2009, linebacker)
Football analyst for Fox Sports 1.

///Garrett Hartley (2008-2014, kicker)
Co-hosts the outdoors program Southern Chaos on the Sportsman Channel.

///Darren Sharper (2008-2010, safety)
Accused of sexual assault by nine women in six states; currently in a Los Angeles jail awaiting Sept. 16 preliminary hearing on charges of drugging and raping two California women.

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