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New Orleans Saints

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Could start at defensive end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor is one of the leading candidates to start at defensive end for the Saints, according to Mike Triplett of

The Saints signed Okafor this offseason after he spent the last four seasons in Arizona, where he played outside linebacker in the Cardinals' 3-4 scheme. The 26-year-old has showed flashes of dynamic ability when healthy. He had eight sacks in 2014 but managed just 13 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2016. The Saints have struggled for years to find a serviceable starter at defensive end opposite Pro Bowler Cameron Jordan, but the team seems content allowing the unproven Okafor to compete for a starting gig with third-year pro Hau'oli Kikaha, who missed all of last season with an ACL injury, and third-round draft pick Trey Hendrickson.

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Saints' Alex Okafor: Agrees to terms with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor agreed to a deal with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of reports.

Okafor spent the last four seasons in Arizona, where he played outside linebacker in the Cardinals' 3-4 scheme. He recorded 13 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 2016, and should provide needed help for the Saints at defensive end opposite Cameron Jordan. It is still possible that New Orleans will draft a defensive end with one of its two first-round picks in this year's draft, so it remains to be seen what Okafor's exact role will be this coming season.

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Cardinals' Alex Okafor: Active for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Okafor ended up missing only one game due to his calf injury, and will now assumedly take on his normal position as a reserve linebacker for the Cardinals.

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Cardinals' Alex Okafor: Questionable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (calf) is questionable to play Sunday against the 49ers.

Okafor was limited in practice this week by a strained calf. If he's ultimately unavailable, starter Chandler Jones may rarely leave the field.

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Cardinals' Alex Okafor: Out Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Okafor (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

This announcement is more of a formality as it was expected earlier in the week that Okafor would miss at least one game with his calf injury. His next chance to play will be after Arizona's bye week, against San Francisco in Week 10.

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P28/20/17@ LAC8:00 pm
P38/26/17HOU8:00 pm
P48/31/17BAL8:00 pm
19/11/17@ MIN7:10 pm
29/17/17NE1:00 pm
39/24/17@ CAR1:00 pm
410/1/17@ MIA9:30 am
Bye: Week 5
610/15/17DET1:00 pm
710/22/17@ GB1:00 pm
810/29/17CHI1:00 pm
911/5/17TB1:00 pm
1011/12/17@ BUF1:00 pm
1111/19/17WAS1:00 pm
1211/26/17@ LAR4:05 pm
1312/3/17CAR1:00 pm
1412/7/17@ ATL8:25 pm
1512/17/17NYJ1:00 pm
1612/24/17ATL1:00 pm
1712/31/17@ TB1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Arizona Cardinals111.000000.0000
2014Arizona Cardinals133028.02812626.02603
2015Arizona Cardinals133125.062000.0001
2016Arizona Cardinals151310.033.5000.0000
2017New Orleans Saints000.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Arizona Cardinals100000000
2014Arizona Cardinals1300000000
2015Arizona Cardinals1300001010
2016Arizona Cardinals1500101010
2017New Orleans Saints000000000

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