METAIRIE, La. (BRPROUD) — The New Orleans Saints added a boost to its pass rush during the bye week, signing defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the practice squad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mickey Loomis, announced Thursday.

Paul hasn’t played this season and most recently played 14 games last season with the Baltimore Ravens. The 34-year-old adds a much-needed piece of depth to a struggling New Orleans’ pass rush, which ranks 26th in the league with 18 sacks this season.

Paul was drafted by the New York Giants with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of South Florida. During his career, Paul has recorded 620 total tackles (447 solo), 94.5 sacks, five interception returns for 70 yards with two touchdowns, 66 passes defended, 21 forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.

Paul has played 179 total career games with 150 starts with the Giants (2010-17), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2018-21) and Ravens (2022).

The Deerfield Beach, Fl., native was selected to three Pro Bowls and the 2011 Associate Press All-Pro team.

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