NEW ORLEANS — Saints Executive Vice President and General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Saturday that New Orleans signed defensive end Carl Granderson to a four-year contract extension.

Originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming in 2019, Granderson, 6-5, 261, has played in 56 career regular-season games with nine starts and has recorded 107 tackles (63 solos), 17 sacks for a loss of 108.5 yards, one pass defense, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one blocked field goal and one special team tackle.

In 2023, Granderson started both contests for the 2-0 Saints at the right defensive end and has recorded six tackles (four solo), a team-leading 2.5 sacks for a loss of 12 yards and one forced fumble. In New Orleans’ Sept. 10 season-opening win over Tennessee, he posted four stops, 1.5. sacks, one stop for loss and four quarterback hurries. In Monday night’s 20-17 win at Carolina, Granderson finished with two stops and a sack/forced fumble of Panthers quarterback Bryce Young.

In 2022, Granderson played in 16 games with four starts and posted a career-high 53 tackles (career-best 30 solo), a career-high 5.5 sacks for a loss of 33.5 yards and one fumble recovery.

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