Rankins, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $12.8 million contract when the Saints picked up his fifth-year option worth $7.7 million for the 2020 season.
New Orleans reworked Rankins’ contract before the start of the regular season last year, which allowed him to become a free agent this offseason.
In 2020, Rankins appeared in 12 games for the Saints and recorded 20 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass defense.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2021 Free Agents list.