Saints DE Carl Granderson gets much deserved 4 year extension

Saints DE Carl Granderson gets much deserved 4 year extension
General manager Mickey Loomis announced on Saturday that defensive end Carl Granderson of the New Orlans Saints has inked a four-year contract extension.

According to a source familiar with the situation who spoke with The Associated Press, the extension, which expires in 2027, is guaranteed to be worth roughly $35 million and may be worth up to $52 million. The individual spoke under anonymity because the contract's financial terms—which NFL Network had initially revealed—were kept a secret.

Granderson defeated 2021 first-round pick Payton Turner for the position during the preseason to enter his fifth NFL season and his first as a full-time starter. He had a forced fumble in addition to a team-high 2 1/2 sacks. On Sunday, the Saints (2-0) visit Green Bay (1-1).

The former top player from Wyoming has made nine starts in 56 NFL games. In addition to 17 sacks, he has blocked a field goal, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

He started four of the 16 games he participated in last season and finished with a career-high five and a half sacks. He was the backup to Marcus Davenport that season, who signed a free agent contract to move to Minnesota.

Turner's foot surgery recovery is ongoing while Grandson's contract extension coincides with his return from injured reserve following an injury sustained in the season opener.

Granderson spent four seasons as a player at Wyoming, recording 16 1/2 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. However, legal issues arose after two women accused him of having inappropriate sexual contact at his Laramie, Wyoming, residence in November 2018, undermining his draft stock.
Granderson entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and unauthorized contact, and was subsequently sentenced to six months of probation.

He was picked by the Saints as an undrafted free agent, and as a rookie, he was added to the active roster.

NOTES: The Saints activated defensive backs Jonathan Abram and Cameron Dantzler from the practice squad and placed running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) on injured reserve.
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