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September 7, 2020 06:08 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Won't play in September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers placed Apple (ankle/foot) on injured reserve Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Apple missed a handful of practices with a hamstring injury, and he's also dealing with both ankle and foot issues. He'll be required to miss at least three weeks with the possibility of returning for Week 4's matchup versus Arizona. The Panthers claimed Rasul Douglas off waivers Sunday, and the new addition could get the first shot at the starting cornerback job sans Apple.

August 26, 2020 10:36 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple missed Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring issue, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

It's unclear how Apple suffered the hamstring injury, however, the team hopes it can get him back for Friday's practice. The Ohio State product was signed this offseason to fill a void at cornerback, as the Panthers signed him away from their NFC South rival the Saints. Once at full strength, Apple should be back taking first-team reps, getting ready to start in Carolina's secondary in 2020.

May 28, 2020 06:40 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Finds home in Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday.

Apple previously agreed to sign with the Raiders in March, but after having been unable to finalize a deal in Las Vegas, the veteran corner will now link up with the Panthers. The 24-year-old fills a key void on Carolina's roster, as the team didn't previously have much in the way of proven options behind Donte Jackson. As such, Apple looks primed to play a starting role at cornerback for new defensive coordinator Phil Snow. The former Saint will remain in the NFC South.

April 2, 2020 09:32 PM
Eli Apple: Deal with Raiders falls through
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple and the Raiders were unable to finalize a contract Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Apple is coming off a career-best year with New Orleans, having notched 58 tackles (53 solo), four defended passes and one forced fumble across 15 contests. With Apple now set to look for an opportunity elsewhere in the league, the Raiders could be motivated to sign another veteran cornerback in free agency or address the position in the 2020 NFL Draft.

March 18, 2020 05:04 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Joins Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple agreed to sign with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

In his first full campaign with Saints in 2019, Apple logged 58 tackles and a forced fumble across 15 contests. The Raiders will be Apple's third team since being drafted No. 10 overall by the Giants in 2016. The 24-year-old should move right into a starting role at cornerback for Las Vegas.

January 7, 2020 01:12 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Ends season on sideline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple finished with 58 tackles (53 solo) and a forced fumble in 2019, while sustaining an ankle injury in Week 16 that held him out of the postseason.

His first full year with the Saints came to a close during Wild-Card Weekend, as the Saints suffered a surprising loss with Apple on the sideline. The No. 10 pick in 2016, Apple is at the end of his rookie contract and will be a free agent in 2020. His future with the club is unclear, but he's started every game he's appeared in for New Orleans while playing a key role in the secondary. He was acquired from the Giants midway through the 2018 season for a fourth-round (2019) and seventh-round (2020) pick.

January 5, 2020 03:16 AM
Saints' Eli Apple: Out Sunday, but not on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contrary to a previous report, Apple (ankle) wasn't placed on IR, but he won't play Sunday versus the Vikings, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Apple may still return if the Saints advance to the divisional round. With the 24-year-old out, the Saints' secondary takes a hit, while P.J. Williams and Patrick Robinson are expected to see upticks in usage Sunday.

January 4, 2020 03:20 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints have placed Apple (ankle) on injured reserve ahead of Sunday's wild-card game against the Vikings, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Apple's postseason has come to a premature end. He sustained the injury in Week 16, and the severity is too much to overcome. Look for Janoris Jenkins and P.J. Williams to see increased roles as a result of his absence.

January 3, 2020 05:12 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Missing playoff opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game versus Minnesota, Chris Corso of the Vikings' official site reports.

The 24-year-old sustained the ankle injury Week 16 before sitting out the regular-season finale, and he won't be able to suit up Sunday. Janoris Jenkins and P.J. Williams are primed to see heavier workloads in Apple's absence.

January 1, 2020 04:52 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: DNP at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Mike Triplett of reports.

Apple has not been able to practice since exiting Week 16's win over the Titans. If he's still unable to return during the week, Patrick Robinson and Janoris Jenkins will likely continue to absorb the extra playing time in the Wild Card game against the Vikings on Sunday.

December 27, 2019 11:32 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Sidelined for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple has an ankle injury and won't play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Apple failed to suit up in all three practices this week leading up to the contest, so his absence isn't surprising. In his stead, look for P.J. Williams and Janoris Jenkis to see an uptick in snaps at the cornerback position behind usual starter Marshon Lattimore.

December 25, 2019 05:24 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Sits out of practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (ankle) was estimated as a non-participant in Wednesday's walk-through.

Apple was forced from Sunday's win over the Titans with the injury. Patrick Robinson and Janoris Jenkins absorbed most of the resulting playing time and could do so again if Apple can't make it back for Week 17.

December 23, 2019 12:08 AM
Saints' Eli Apple: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple was forced out of Sunday's game against the Titans with an ankle injury, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Apple was injured while chasing down Titans' receiver A.J. Brown, who scored on the play. If Apple is unable to return, both P.J. Williams and recent waiver acquisition Janoris Jenkins should see increases in their respective snap counts.

November 29, 2019 12:48 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Totals nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple had nine tackles (eight solo) during Thursday's win over the Falcons.

The nine tackles were a season high for Apple as he tied with fellow cornerback Marshon Lattimore for the team lead Thursday. Apple has 46 tackles (43 solo), four passes defensed and one forced fumble in 12 games this season.

October 21, 2019 10:44 AM
Saints' Eli Apple: Diagnosed with hyperextension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple is believed to have a hyperextended left knee, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.

That sounds less serious than it looked in real-time, as Apple's knee could be seen to giving out on the wet turf as the 24-year-old tried to make a play near the end of the game. He'll probably get more tests on Monday with a recovery timeline soon to follow. With P.J. Williams due to miss another week due to suspension, Patrick Robinson likely sees increased snaps in their absence.

October 20, 2019 07:48 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Suffers serious-looking injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple suffered a leg injury in the final minute of Sunday's win over the Bears, Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports.

Apple crumpled in the end zone on a non-contact injury, which immediately raises concern about a possible torn ACL. He was taken straight to the locker room after getting hurt.

September 24, 2019 06:24 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Forces key fumble in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple totaled three tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble in the Saints' 33-27 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Apple forced a key fumble that led to a defensive touchdown Sunday. Chris Carson broke free for a long run before Bell tracked him down on the right sideline and punched the ball out, leading to a Vonn Bell scoop and score. The fourth-year corner has 13 tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble on the season.

September 16, 2019 09:00 AM
Saints' Eli Apple: Paces Saints in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple recorded seven tackles (seven solo) in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Apple was heavily involved on defense and paced the Saints in tackles Sunday. Through two games, he's racked up 10 tackles (10 solo), though he hasn't provided any additional stats to make him an appealing fantasy option outside of deeper IDP formats.

May 2, 2019 01:48 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Apple's rookie contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Apple, who would have been owed roughly $13 million in 2020, is thus slated to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. Even though the Saints won't keep him in the fold beyond 2019 after forking over a fourth-round pick to the Giants last season, Apple has nonetheless been a solid pickup for a win-now team that has bigger priorities than overpaying for a No. 2 cornerback. New Orleans will likely use the money saved by forgoing Apple's fifth-year option to try and extend the likes of receiver Michael Thomas, running back Alvin Kamara and top cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

November 24, 2018 10:56 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Posts 10 tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple recorded 10 tackles (eight solo), one defended pass and one recovered fumble during Thursday's 31-17 win over the Falcons.

Apple logged his highest single-game tackle total of the season on Thanksgiving Day, and he bounced back after having put up five or less tackles in his previous three games. The 23-year-old should continue to see plenty of work whenever New Orleans faces off against heavy passing offenses, but he remains tough to trust as a weekly starter in IDP formats.

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