New Orleans Saints edge rusher Carl Granderson has earned himself a nice payday.
Granderson signed a four-year, $52 million extension with $35.3 million guaranteed money. The news was first broken Saturday afternoon by Mike Garafolo via X.
Granderson first signed with New Orleans in 2019 as an undrafted free agent as he has been a rotational piece throughout his career. The 26-year-old has 17 sacks in his 56 games while recording 108 tackles and has forced three fumbles.
2022 has been his best so far with 53 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and nine and a half stuffs. In his two games played in 2023, the former Wyoming Cowboy leads the team with 2.5 sacks, five tackles, and a forced fumble as the Saints are 2-0. Granderson found himself as a starter on the field even more often after third-year edge rusher Payton Turner got injured in week one versus the Tennessee Titans and was placed on IR.
In other Saints news, New Orleans put running back Jamaal Williams on injured reserve with him dealing with a hamstring injury. This comes one day before the Black and Gold play the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday and after the NFL suspended safety Marcus Maye for three games.