Alex Okafor back in Black and Gold

Steve Geller
March 16, 2018 - 10:54 am

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Defensive end Alex Okafor was a key addition for the Saints last season. He signed a one year prove-it deal and was on his way to a bigger payday before suffering an Achilles injury in Week 11 against the Redskins.  Okafor was an excellent compliment at defensive end opposite stud Cameron Jordan, providing the team with solid run defense along with pressuring the quarterback.  He visited Tampa Bay on Thursday and left without a new deal.

Today he's back in Black and Gold for 2018.

 

Okafor just turned 27 in February and is expected to be ready for the start of next season.  He recorded 4.5 sacks with 4 passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 2017.  

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