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Jeff Charleston
DE #97
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
College:
Idaho State
Hometown:
Oregon City, Ore.
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 65 87 60 27 8 0 5 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 TB 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 10 9 5 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 16 26 19 7 3 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 16 10 8 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NO 10 18 15 3 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 IND 13 24 13 11 1 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 65 2 11 5.5 11 0 0 0 0 0
2012 TB 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 16 2 11 5.5 11 0 0 0 0 0
2008 NO 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 IND 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – Since being signed by the club as a free agent in October 2008, Charleston has evolved into a significant member New Orleans’ defensive line rotation as well as being a valuable contributor on special teams. The high-energy end has appeared in 65 career games, with four starts. First signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2006, Charleston latched on with Indianapolis in 2007 before coming to New Orleans. In his career, he’s recorded 113 stops, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, four pass defenses one fumble recovery and 34 special teams tackles.
NFL CAREER – Since being signed by the club as a free agent in October 2008, Charleston has evolved into a significant member New Orleans’ defensive line rotation as well as being a valuable contributor on special teams. The high-energy end has appeared in 65 career games, with four starts. First signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2006, Charleston latched on with Indianapolis in 2007 before coming to New Orleans. In his career, he’s recorded 113 stops, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, four pass defenses one fumble recovery and 34 special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms, 8/5/11; Re-signed to a one-year contract (RFA), 3/26/10; Signed by Saints (FA), 10/14/08; Waived by Indianapolis Colts, 8/31/08; Signed by Indianapolis, 1/4/07; Waived by Houston Texans, 9/1/06; Signed by Houston as an undrafted free agent, 5/4/06.

2011 – Appeared in ten games and recorded 11 tackles (five solo), one sack and three special teams stops…Played in both postseason contests and made three tackles (one solo)…Recorded two tackles (one solo) and his first sack of the season for a four-yard loss at Minnesota, Dec. 18. 2010 – Appeared in all 16 games with one start and finished with 35 tackles (21 solo), three sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Added seven special teams tackles…Received first career start as a Saint, opening at RDE in place of injured Will Smith at Arizona, Oct. 10 and had five tackles (three solo), one for a loss…Made three tackles (two solo) and notched his first sack of 2010 at Carolina, Nov. 7…Made three tackles and two special teams stops vs. Seattle, Nov. 21…Played in 50th career game at Dallas, Nov. 25 and recorded two solo tackles and two special teams stops…Sacked QB Sam Bradford for a loss of eight yards, among his five tackles (three solo) and added a pass defensed and a special teams stop vs. St. Louis, Dec. 12…Recorded two solo tackles and forced a fumble by RB Michael Turner near the goal line that was recovered by LB Marvin Mitchell at Atlanta, Dec. 27…Made two tackles, including a ten-yard sack of QB Josh Freeman, where he stripped the ball, recovered it and also knocked down a pass vs. Tampa Bay, 1/2/11…Made three tackles in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11.  2009 – Played in all 16 regular season games, making 15 tackles as a reserve defender and seven more tackles on special teams…Also played in all three postseason contests, notching nine tackles…Made one defensive tackle, another on special teams and also alertly fielded a short kickoff at Buffalo, Sept. 27…Played on special teams and made two tackles in kick coverage at Washington, Dec. 6…Recorded one defensive tackle along with two special teams stops vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 27…Saw extended playing time at Carolina, 1/3/10, and finished with season-best five tackles…Made postseason career-best five tackles in NFC Divisional Playoff against Arizona as he received more extensive playing time…Recorded two tackles in NFC Championship vs. Minnesota…Played as a reserve in Super Bowl XLIV and made two tackles. 2008 – Signed by Saints, Oct. 14…Appeared in 10 games and posted 11 tackles (eight solo) and three sacks, tied for third on team. Also finished tied for fifth on club with 15 special teams tackles…Recorded first career two-sack game as he dropped QB Tyler Thigpen twice at Kansas City, Nov. 16…Had two tackles and a sack at Detroit, Dec. 21. 2007 – Opened final three games of season at RDE for Indianapolis, appearing in 13 contests overall…Served as a reserve and on special teams in remaining games…Had 42 tackles (22 solo), a sack, deflected two passes and forced a fumble…Had five tackles, a sack and a forced fumble at Baltimore, Dec. 9…Had season-high 11 tackles at Oakland, Dec. 16, in first career start…Followed up vs. Houston, Dec. 23 with seven tackles and two pass defenses.

COLLEGE – Played one season at Idaho State after transferring from Division II Western Oregon…Sat out 2004 season per NCAA transfer regulations…As a senior in 2005, registered 12 sacks, 56 tackles and two forced fumbles …A two-time All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference pick at Western Oregon…Majored in biology.

PERSONAL – Full name: Jeffrey David Charleston…Born Jan. 19, 1983 in Oregon City, Ore.…Played at Central (Independence, Ore.) HS, where he lettered three years in football and basketball…Was an All-Oregon pick at TE and second-team selection at LB.

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