Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/6/12
By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Rookie receiver Nick Toon was looking over the jersey numbers the Saints were offering him when his eyes fixed on No. 88, the same number his All-Pro father, Al Toon, wore with the New York Jets. "I thought it would be pretty cool to wear the same number. So I'm kind of paying homage to him," the younger Toon said during Saints minicamp this week. "I saw it at the end of the list of the numbers and I said, 'I've got to have that one.'" He even resembled his father in Wednesday's practice, when he used his long reach and sure hands to make a one-handed grab in tight coverage at the edge of the end zone before falling out of bounds. "He was out," offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. said, laughing, but added that the catch demonstrated what coaches were expecting to see when they made the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Toon their second overall draft pick in April, selecting him in the fourth round. "Any young guy coming into thi...
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