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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 6-6-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
1-2-0 5-7-0
0-3-0 1-11-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 57 5.5 1 0 0

Top Carl Granderson News

  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Paces team in tackles Week 12

    Granderson finished Sunday's loss to Atlanta with 10 tackles (four solo).

    Granderson's 10 stops led New Orleans and marked his first double-digit tackle performance of the campaign. In fact, prior to Sunday, the veteran defensive end hadn't tallied more than six stops in any contest. Granderson's big performance against the Falcons pushed him to 54 tackles on the season, establishing a new career-high mark.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Logs sack versus Colts

    Granderson registered six tackles (three solo), including a sack, during the Saints' 38-27 win versus Indianapolis on Sunday.

    Granderson was only one of two New Orleans defenders to sack Gardner Minshew, and he now has 5.5 sacks through eight games. The 26-year-old should have an ample opportunity to increase those numbers next week versus the Bears, whose offensive line has struggled so far this season.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Notches eighth TFL in loss

    Granderson had six tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss, in Thursday's 31-24 loss to the Jaguars. He also recovered a fumble.

    Granderson stayed home on a double reverse and brought down Jamal Agnew for a one-yard loss in the fourth quarter. It was Granderson's eighth TFL through seven games, putting him just one shy of his career high from last season. He remains at 4.5 sacks, also one back of last year's career best.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Continues to be productive

    Granderson recorded six tackles (three solo), including one sack and two tackles for loss in Sunday's 20-13 defeat against the Texans.

    Granderson tallied a season-high in tackles this past weekend, finishing tied for second on the Saints in total stops. The 26-year-old is in his first year of being a full-time starter on New Orleans' defense, and he's already earned a four-year contract extension. Through the first six games of the season, Granderson is easily having his most productive year ever, recording 23 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks (which leads the team).

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Inks extension

    The Saints agreed to a four-year extension with Granderson on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Granderson has already registered 2.5 sacks in two games this season and is well on his way to shattering his career-high 5.5 sacks registered last season. He joined the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and has steadily seen more snaps on defense since then. Granderson will continue to be a force for the Saints' defensive front alongside Cameron Jordan, Nathan Shepherd and Khalen Saunders.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Records another sack in Week 2

    Granderson registered two solo tackles, including a sack, in the Saints' 20-17 win over the Panthers in Week 2.

    Granderson was able to get to the quarterback for the second straight week to open the 2023 season. He now has 2.5 sacks heading into the team's Week 3 matchup with the Packers, only three sacks short of his career-high 5.5 set over 16 games in 2022.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Big day in Week 1

    Granderson recorded four tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in Sunday's 16-15 win versus Tennessee.

    In a Week 1 game that quickly turned into a defensive slugfest, Granderson emerged as one of the game's most valuable players Sunday, creating pressures even on the plays where he wasn't taking down Ryan Tannehill behind the line of scrimmage. He'll look to build on his impressive 2023 debut at Carolina on Monday, where he'll line up across from Ikem Ekwonu.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Emerges down the stretch

    Granderson tallied career highs with 53 tackles (30 solo) and 5.5 sacks while playing 16 games during the 2022 regular season.

    Granderson doubled his previous career high for tackles while also finishing with the Saints' fourth-most sacks this season. The 2019 undrafted free agent stepped up into a bigger role over the second half of the season, starting each of the final three games. Conversely, previous starting defensive end Marcus Davenport saw his opportunities consistently dwindle after he returned from a calf injury Week 12. With Davenport set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, it's possible Granderson could be in line for a similarly increased role heading into the 2023 campaign.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Plays most snaps of career in win

    Granderson recorded six tackles (five solo) and one sack in Saturday's 17-10 win over the Browns.

    While Granderson was on the field for a career-high 50 snaps this past weekend in Cleveland, he was able to collect his fourth sack of the 2022-23 campaign. He's now amassed at least four stops in five out of New Orleans' last six contests, and he'll look to keep momentum pointed north when the Saints square off against the Eagles in Week 17.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Steps up for injured defense

    Granderson recorded seven tackles (three solo), including 1.5 sacks, during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Rams.

    The 25-year-old played a season-high 49 defensive snaps with starting defensive ends Cameron Jordan (orbital) and Marcus Davenport (calf) both inactive Week 11. As a result, Granderson also achieved season highs in tackles and sacks, as the Saints' defense pushed around the Rams' injury-decimated offensive line. Over his first nine games of the season, the 261-pounder totaled 22 tackles and one sack while playing 183 of his 298 snaps on defense. Granderson should continue to step up into a starting role if Jordan and/or Davenport remain sidelined or limited this Sunday against San Francisco.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Returns in full Wednesday

    Granderson (eye) was a full participant during the Saints' practice Wednesday.

    Granderson sustained an eye injury that forced him out for the remainder of Sunday's loss to the Vikings. However, this issue appears to have been minor given his ability to practice without any issues Wednesday. The backup defensive end picked up eight tackles and half a sack while playing 68 defensive snaps over the first three weeks of the season.

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  • Saints' Carl Granderson: Will not return

    Granderson (eye) will not return Sunday against the Vikings, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Granderson left in the second quarter with the injury and headed to the locker room. He did not record any stats before departing. In his absence, Payton Turner and Tanoh Kpassagnon will likely see extra opportunity.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 261 lbs
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
Age: 26
School: Wyoming
Experience: 5