According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the New Orleans Saints have elected not to choose up the 5th year contract alternative on cornerback Eli Apple, creating him an unrestricted totally free agent at the finish of the 2019 season.

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The 23-yr. old Apple was initially drafted by the New York Giants as the 10th general choose in 2016 out of Ohio State. He began 25 games his initial two seasons in New York, breaking up 15 passes and intercepting 1, whilst recovering four fumbles and accumulating 98 tackles. He was traded to the Saints at the 2018 trading deadline in exchange for a 4th round choose. Apple played 12 games for New Orleans final season, which includes playoffs, tying for the group lead with two interceptions and second with 9 pass breakups.

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Apple is slated to make a small more than two.five million in base salary this season. The Saints coverage units drastically enhanced following his acquisition final season, and he will start off alongside former Ohio State teammate Marshon Lattimore once more in 2019, providing New Orleans one particular of the superior cornerback duos in the NFL.


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