There is a new high profile free agent for the Saints to deal with this offseason.
Defensive end Alex Okafor has been working for the NFL league year, The Advocate reports.
Previously, Okafor has been structured in a way to the end of the final year of the deal, but that changed after the team paid to $ 400,000 sack bonus, to move that automatically voids the final year of Okafor's agreement.
The terms of the contract had originally demanded that, by recording five sacks. But after Okafor finished the season with four sacks, the Saints will be rewarding the clause about the final year being voided.
As such, Okafor joins the rosters, including running back Mark Ingram, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and wide receiver Dez Bryant.
The NFL's league year and free period begins at 4:00 pm EST on March 13.
Okafor remains an anchor on one of the most talented defensive lines in football. Okafor played his second season with the Saints in 2018, sharing the position with the rookie edge rusher Marcus Davenport
This past season, Okafor recorded 35 tackles, nine quarterback hits, and four sacks.
His first season with the Saints organization went as well as both he and the team had hoped it would. After signing a one year "test it" deal $ 3 million as a free agent coming from Arizona last year offseason, Okafor went about proving himself in New Orleans over the next several months.
In 2017, with the team racked up 43 tackles, forced two fumbles, added five tackles for a loss, and recorded 4.5 sacks.
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Then, last offseason, Okafor signed a two year contract with the Saints.
Now, the team will look to keep it on the roster going forward.