Rankins, who suffered a leg injury during training camp this season, spent half of the year on the sideline, but was able to return to the field in Week 9. In nine games with the team, the first-round pick notched 20 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble. He'll now turn his focus to returning from the Achilles injury in time for offseason workouts.
Rankins injured his foot during Sunday's season finale against the Falcons, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.
The specifics of Rankins' injury aren't clear. Barring anything serious, he should be ready for next season.
Rankins, who made his season debut in Week 9, has three sacks on the season, including sacks in two straight games. Although he still has only 13 tackles on the year, the
Rankins missed the first seven games of the season with a fractured left fibula, but with a pair of sacks in his first four games, the rookie has proven to be a disruptive force along the defensive line. Although Rankins may not rack up many tackles -- he only has 10 so far -- the explosive defensive tackle may be worth a look in some deeper IDP leagues given his ability to pressure the quarterback.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ MIN||7:10 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIA||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||9||20||15.0||5||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||9||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|