NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister retired only a week after the team tapped him to serve as an honorary captain, officials said Tuesday.
The Saints said McAllister was placed on the reserve/retired list.
McAllister returned to the team last week, 11 months after he was released after establishing franchise records of 6,096 rushing yards and 55 total touchdowns in 97 regular-season games over eight seasons.
McAllister, however, did not appear in Saturday's playoff win over the Arizona Cardinals.
He was key part of the Saints squad that advanced to the 2006 NFC Championship Game but has hampered by injuries in his final two seasons, and lost playing time with coming of younger running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas.