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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Steps up for injured defense

    Granderson recorded seven tackles (three solo), including 1.5 sacks, during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Rams. The 25-year-old played a season-high 49 defensive snaps with starting defensive ends Cameron Jordan (orbital) and Marcus Davenport (calf) both inactive Week 11. As a result, Granderson also achieved season highs in tackles and sacks, as the Saints' defense pushed around the Rams' injury-decimated offensive line. Over his first nine games of the season, the 261-pounder totaled 22 tackles and one sack while playing 183 of his 298 snaps on defense. Granderson should continue to step up into a starting role if Jordan and/or Davenport remain sidelined or limited this Sunday against San Francisco.
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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Will not return

    Granderson (eye) will not return Sunday against the Vikings, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Granderson left in the second quarter with the injury and headed to the locker room. He did not record any stats before departing. In his absence, Payton Turner and Tanoh Kpassagnon will likely see extra opportunity.
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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Back in action

    Granderson (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Granderson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Dec. 25 after testing positive for the virus. As a result, he was forced to miss Monday's game against the Dolphins, however he is now in line to return for the Saints' Week 17 matchup against Carolina. Granderson should serve as a rotational defensive lineman, and he has two sacks across his last four games.
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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Added to COVID list

    Granderson (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive Saturday, Amie Just of NOLA.com reports. Granderson has played a consistent role as a rotational player on the Saints' defensive line this season, only missing Week 9 against the Falcons with a shoulder injury. The third-year pro will likely cede work to Albert Huggins on Monday against the Dolphins.
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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Back from shoulder injury

    Granderson (shoulder) will return to action Week 10 against Tennessee, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Granderson missed a Week 9 matchup against the Falcons but had previously been active in each of New Orleans' first seven games. While largely working in a backup capacity, Granderson hasn't had a multi-tackle game since Week 2.
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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Second sack of season

    Granderson finished with one solo tackle and a sack in the Saints' 21-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Granderson recorded his first sack since Week 1, though his two on the season are a new career high for the second-year man. He's been largely absent from the box score this season, and Granderson isn't an IDP option for fantasy purposes.
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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Back on active roster

    Granderson is back on the Saints' 53-man roster after his roster exemption was lifted Monday, Rod Walker of Nola.com reports. As part of the exemption, the Saints had a two-week window to decide whether to keep Granderson on the roster. The 22-year-old was able to attend meetings and participate in practice during that period. Granderson will take the roster spot that was left vacant after the team placed linebacker Alex Anzalone (undisclosed) on injured reserve.
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