Saints salute former players

Updated: October 6, 2003, 6:54 PM ET

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints trip to play the Carolina Panthers was a sentimental journey.

The Saints players wore special T-shirts during the pre-game warmup in Charlotte, and the numbers 51 and 58 under their uniforms as a tribute to Sam Mills and Mark Fields, two former teammates who are battling cancer.

Mills, who played three seasons in Carolina and presently serves as the Panthers' linebackers coach, played with the Saints from 1986-94.

He is undergoing radiation ...

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