Saints Getting Rid Of Some Bad Apples

Posted by | March 19, 2020 .

The New Orleans Saints are getting rid of some bad apples during the off season. Jerry McDonald reports that Saints cornerback Eli Apple agreed to terms on a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders; ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the news that Apple will be signing with the silver and black.

Eli Apple, led the defensive backs with seven accepted penalties (three others were offset or declined by the offense) for a total of 10 penalties, many crucial in just the first twelve games.

It’ll be fascinating to see what kind of contract Apple earned from the Raiders, both for compensatory draft pick considerations and to gauge his interest on the open market. The Saints originally acquired Apple in a trade with the New York Giants, exchanging a fourth-round draft pick and a seventh-round selection, but they could recoup some of that lost value in the 2021 draft depending on what he’s earned.

Oh, and don’t forget — the Saints and Raiders are scheduled to play next season in Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.