Saints agree to terms with Anthony Chickillo

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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 30: Anthony Chickillo #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a sack in the first quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced that the club has agreed to terms with LB Anthony Chickillo.

Chickillo, 6-3, 255, was originally a sixth round pick (212th overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2015 NFL Draft out of The University of Miami (Fla.). He played in 65 regular season games with nine starts, while also being a core contributor on special teams for Pittsburgh. Chickillo’s recorded career totals of 89 tackles (55 solo), 7.5 sacks for loss of 59.5 yards, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 29 special teams stops, a coverage forced fumble, a special teams fumble recovery and a recovery of a blocked punt for a touchdown. The Tampa, Fla. native has also played in four postseason contests with one special teams stop.

In 2019, Chickillo played in 11 games for the Steelers, recording 11 tackles (five solo), a split sack and six special teams tackles.

In four seasons at Miami from 2011-14, Chickillo started 47-of-50 games and recorded 170 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five passes defensed. As a junior in 2013, he totaled single-season career-highs in tackles (46), tackles for loss (7.5) and sacks (3.5).

(Press release provided by New Orleans Saints.)

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