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Saints Activating Rookie DL Sheldon Rankins From Injured Reserve

Nick Underhill reports that the New Orleans Saints are activating rookie DL Sheldon Rankins from injured reserve.

Rankins wound up undergoing surgery for a broken fibula close a few months ago and was later placed on injured reserve.

Rankins, 22, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Saints. He signed a four-year contract worth $12,801,646 to go along with a signing bonus of $7,510,288. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.

During his four years at Louisville, Rankins recorded 133 tackles, 31.5 tackles for a loss, 18 sacks, two forced fumbles, two recoveries, two interceptions and four pass defenses.