Rankins is working his way back from an Achilles tear he suffered during the playoffs las year.
Rankins, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2016. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $12.8 million contract when the Saints picked up his fifth-year option this past April.
Rankins will make a base salary of $2.19 million for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Rankins appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 40 tackles, eight sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.