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REPORT: Saints not picking up the fifth-year option for Eli Apple

Steve Geller
May 01, 2019 - 11:24 am

The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo tweeted that the Saints have decided not to pick up the 5th year contract option on cornerback Eli Apple, which means he will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2019 season.

Apple was drafted by the New York Giants as the 10th overall pick in 2016 out of Ohio State. He was dealt to New Orleans at last years’ trade deadline in exchange for a 4th round pick. The 23 year old played 12 games in Black & Gold last season and recorded 2 interceptions with 9 pass breakups.

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