June 19, 2024

Breaking: Saints Best edge defender announce his departure from the club

Veteran Cameron Jordan of the Saints had surgery earlier this year to treat a serious ankle injury he suffered in November. Despite being able to play despite the injury, the eight-time Pro Bowler’s production was visibly hindered towards the end of the 2023 campaign, as he finished with just two sacks—his lowest total since his debut year in 2011.

Jordan, for the most part, is on the mend; he told reporters, including Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football, that he is running again and taking part in walk-throughs, and that by the time OTAs and minicamp end—the club’s three-day required minicamp starts on June 11—he hopes to gain some on-field experience.

Jordan was still rated as the 41st-best edge defender out of 112 eligible players by Pro Football Focus, which gave him a strong 73.5 overall rating despite his reduced sack total. While it is not as fast as his outstanding results from 2015–21, it is still consistent with his output from 2022. A mediocre 63.8 pass rush grade hurt his overall score, but if his ankle stays healthy, he should be able to at least match the counting figures he achieved in 2022—8.5 sacks, 66 total tackles (13 TFL), and two forced fumbles.

Jordan, who turns 35 in July, looks to have two more years left in his storied playing career, one way or another. The Cal product, who believes that 2025 would be his final season, signed an agreement with the club last August. The Saints modified his contract in March to free up cap space, in typical Saints manner.

Jordan, who turns 35 in July, appears to have two more years left, at best, in his illustrious playing career. The Cal product, who inked a contract with the team in August of last year, feels that 2025 will be his last season. In classic Saints fashion, the team changed his deal in March to clear cap space.

The fact that Young needed neck surgery this offseason reduced his value, even though the Saints were happy with his prognosis and knew he would take some time to heal. Triplett observes that Young is expected to stay in “walk-through mode” at minicamp, which aligns with previous rumors indicating he will be benched until training camp in July.

 

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