Number Two: Anthony Chickillo
Anthony Chickillo is easily one of the most underrated signings the New Orleans Saints have made this offseason. Chickillo, the former Pittsburgh Steeler, is a physical linebacker who never saw much action aside from some special teams work in the black and yellow.
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Chickillo has all the talent to be a great backup linebacker for the Saints. He is very physical, and although he lacks a lot of experience, he got to be in the same linebacker room as James Harrison, Ryan Shazier, and TJ Watt.
Chickillo has had some numbers of his own as well logging 97 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 15 quarterback hits, seven and a half sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered, and three passes defended.
Those stats aren’t bad at all for only starting in nine career games.
Chickillo will be competing with Craig Robertson for the special teams’ linebacker role and could be an excellent pickup for the Saints. Chickillo is only 27 years old with loads of potential.