New Orleans Saints Re-sign DE Alex Okafor
The New Orleans Saints have addressed another one of their off-season needs on Friday as they've brought back defensive end, Alex Okafor.
As we know, Okafor's season was cut short last year when he tore his Achilles after just 10 games. In those 10 games however, Okafor was having a pretty productive season with 43 combined tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four passes defended. Even more importantly he gave Cam Jordan a running mate, someone who can be a legitimate threat on the other side of the line where teams can't just load up on Jordan's side.
Okafor is 27 years young and a torn Achilles isn't a career ender, at $5 million a year for two years is a very, very reasonable contract for the Saints for someone who can have a real impact at DE. The question is, how's he recovering? Well, Ian Rapoprt offered some insight into that via Twitter as well.