“Very Unlikely” DE Alex Okafor Returns To The Saints?


According to Josh Katzenstein, it’s “very unlikely” DE Alex Okafor returns to the New Orleans Saints in 2019.  

With the presence of first-round pick DE Marcus Davenport, the Saints are looking to free up more snaps for their young defensive end.  

Free agent DE Ezekiel Ansah also reportedly has a visit scheduled with the Saints.  

Okafor previously triggered a clause in his contract that allows him to opt out of returning to the Saints if he recorded more than three sacks in 2018.  

Okafor, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract when he signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Saints in 2017.

Unfortunately, Okafor suffered a season-ending Achilles tear before eventually agreeing to a two-year deal worth up $10 million with the Saints.

In 2018, Okafor appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 36 tackles, four sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense.


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