The New Orleans Saints continue to help themselves while also helping their own. This time, the Saints are in the contract extending business.
It's no secret that the New Orleans Saints had a pretty hefty amount on their plate heading into this offseason. The Saints are still trying to figure out the present and future of their quarterback situation, while also trying to navigate out of the rough waters that is their salary cap situation.
The former of course remains to be seen, but the Saints have been getting busy with the latter. They have already reworked/restructured a handful of existing contracts of veteran players to clear up a good amount of cap space.
Now, it appears that the first instance of the Saints labors bearing fruit is upon us, even if it isn't yet time for any "splash moves"
Tanoh Kpassagnon is still young player at 28 and has great potential to keep improving as he has during his time at Villanova and six years in the NFL. Side note, what a time to announce this for a Villanova alumni with March Madness right around the corner, but we digress.
Kpassagnon has spent two seasons in the Big Easy to this pint, recording four sacks in eight games (five starts) in 2021 before going down with an injury. In 2022 coming off of that injury, he appeared in 15 games, starting five, and got to the quarterback twice for sacks.
While this news certainly won't break the internet, it's the kind of offseason move that perhaps flies under the radar, pays off down the road for the Saints, which always seems to keep them competitive.
Tanoh Kpassagnon won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs, this extension appears to mean the New Orleans Saints hope he can help them win one with them, no matter the size of his role.