Sheldon Rankins

#98 DL / New Orleans Saints / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 305 lb Age: 25 College: Louisville Bye 9

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  • Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Gets fifth-year option
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Saints are exercising their fifth-year option on Rankins, who is expected to miss the early part of the 2019 season after suffering a torn Achilles on Jan. 13, The New Orleans Advocate reports. The fifth-year option applies to 2020 and is guaranteed for injury only. It was probably an easy decision even with a lengthy rehab process ahead, as Rankins is coming off a breakout 2018 campaign that featured 40 tackles (26 solo) and eight sacks in 16 regular-season games (all starts). The 12th overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft recently celebrated his 25th birthday and likely will open his fourth pro season on the PUP list.

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  • Rankins (Achilles) likely will open the 2019 regular season on the PUP list, which would rule him out for the first six weeks, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports. The 24-year-old defensive tackle suffered a torn Achilles in the divisional round of the playoffs, giving him less than eight months to recover before Week 1 of 2019. With their top defensive tackle expected to miss at least six games at the beginning of the season, New Orleans acquired some depth in the form of Malcom Brown, a 320-pounder who has started 51 games in four seasons since the Patriots selected him at No. 32 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. While he can't replace Rankins as a pass rusher, Brown should at least help against the run.

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  • Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Moves to injured reserve
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rankins (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Rankins suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Eagles and is set to undergo surgery at some point this week. The Saints signed defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker to bolster their depth at the position. Tyeler Davison should also benefit from increased snaps in Rankins' absence.

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  • Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Achilles tear confirmed
    By RotoWire Staff

    An MRI has confirmed that Rankins tore his Achilles during Sunday's divisional-round victory over Philadelphia, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Rankins is in store for a lengthy recovery process that typically lasts 6-to-9 months for severe Achilles injuries. Thus, it's far from certain that he'll be ready to play in time for the 2019 season opener. In the interim, Taylor Stallworth figures to be much more involved in the defensive game plan for the remainder of the postseason.

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  • Saints' Sheldon Rankins: Achilles injury feared
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rankins is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in Sunday's divisional-round game against the Eagles, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Rankins was carted off in the first quarter after suffering the previously undisclosed leg injury. The news couldn't be much worse for the 24-year-old, as a torn Achilles would likely spell an end to his season and result in an extensive recovery process. The injury is unlikely to be confirmed until after Sunday's game or on Monday. Taylor Stallworth and David Onyemata are seeing increased roles at defensive tackle for the Saints in Rankins' absence.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 CLE 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 @ATL 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NYG 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 WAS 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 BYE - - - - - - - -
7 @BAL 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @MIN 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 LAR 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @CIN 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 PHI 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 ATL 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 @DAL 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 @CAR 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 PIT 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
17 CAR 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
1 09/09 Houston Texans 16
2 09/15 @Los Angeles Rams 29
3 09/22 @Seattle Seahawks 8
4 09/30 Dallas Cowboys 3
5 10/06 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6
6 10/13 @Jacksonville Jaguars 22
7 10/20 @Chicago Bears 21
8 10/27 Arizona Cardinals 17
9 BYE - -
10 11/10 Atlanta Falcons 26
11 11/17 @Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6
12 11/24 Carolina Panthers 18
13 11/29 @Atlanta Falcons 26
14 12/08 San Francisco 49ers 14
15 12/17 Indianapolis Colts 30
16 12/22 @Tennessee Titans 31
17 12/29 @Carolina Panthers 18

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