Report: Saints Sign Pass Rusher Alex Okafor
The New Orleans Saints have signed some help for their defense.
The team has added outside linebacker/defensive end Alex Okafor, after signing the free agent edge rusher to an undisclosed contract.
I’m told OLB Alex Okafor has agreed to terms with the #Saints.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 14, 2017
After playing his college football at Texas, Okafor was chosen in the 4th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
A starter in 2014 and 2015, Okafor had his best season in 2014, when he compiled 30 tackles, to go along with 8 sacks, both career highs.
In 4 NFL seasons, all with the Cardinals, Okafor has played in 42 games, including 25 as a starter, while accumulating 64 tackles and 13.5 sacks.
Okafor seems like a good fit for the Saints, who need some help getting to the quarterback, especially after losing defensive end Kasim Edebali to free agency on Monday.
Okafor didn’t have a stellar 2016 campaign, but he played through an injury, and he has the ability to provide the Saints with more of a pass rush.