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Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans-style goodbye for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began outside a seminary Wednesday, with fans dressed in black and gold singing and chanting as they entered the chapel where Benson's body will lie in repose for two days of public visitation.

More than three dozen people lined up to file through doors of Notre Dame seminary shortly after the casket bearing Benson's body arrived, accompanied by his widow Gayle, executives of the professional sports franchises he owns, and Archbishop Gregory Aymond, among others.

Some chanted a familiar cheer - "Who `dat say they gonna beat them Saints" - as they waited for visitation to begin. Others began singing "When the Saints Go Marching In," as the line began moving inside.

NFC South Division
xy-New Orleans 1150.688
x-Carolina 1150.688
x-Atlanta 1060.625
Tampa Bay 5110.313
Full Standings
Pass Yds: D. Brees4334
Pass TDs: D. Brees23
Rush Yds: M. Ingram1124
Rush TDs: M. Ingram12
Rec Yds: M. Thomas1245
Rec TDs: A. Kamara5
Int: M. Lattimore5
Sacks: C. Jordan13.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6259 (2)
Passing Yards: 4334 (6)
Rushing Yards: 2070 (5)
Points per game: 28.0 (4)
Yards per game: 391.2 (2)
Touchdowns: 46 (3)
Field Goals: 31 (11)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5384 (17)
Passing Yards: 3884 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1787 (16)
Points per game: 20.4 (10)
Yards per game: 336.5 (17)
Touchdowns: 33 (12)
Field Goals: 26 (13)
Date Player Transactions
3/20 J. Bushrod signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/20 D. Davis signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2020)
3/19 J. Huff suspended 2 games (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
3/19 P. Robinson signed/unrest FA Four-year contract (through 2021)
3/19 A. Okafor re-signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2019)
3/17 T. Morstead re-signed Five-year extension (through 2023)
3/17 T. Savage signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/14 R. Bush Declared Free Agent
3/14 C. Daniel Declared Free Agent
3/14 K. Edebali Declared Free Agent
Date Player Status
1/14 B. Coleman neck (Out)
1/14 T. Hill illness (Questionable)
1/14 M. Mauti illness (Questionable)
1/10 T. McDaniel undisclosed (IR)
1/10 A. Peat broken left fibula (IR)
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