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Five things to know about New Orleans Saints defensive end Kyle Phillips

Undrafted free agent signed by Jets in 2019 makes his way to New Orleans


The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that they have signed defensive end Kyle Phillips. Here are five things to know about the Saints roster addition:

  1. Phillips was a four-star recruit out of Hillsboro High School in Nashville where he was named All-Midstate and one of Tennessean's Dandy Dozen in 2014.
  2. He played both defensive end and defensive tackle in his time at Tennessee, showing significant production in each role.
  3. Phillips played every game in his junior season for the Vols, starting in seven. He tallied 35 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, two PBUs and four quarterback hurries.
  4. In 2018, he finished third on the roster with 56 tackles and second in sacks (5.0) and TFLs (8.0), while leading UT with five hurries in addition to a pick-six, four pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in his final season.
  5. Phillips spent the past three seasons as a member of the New York Jets roster after signing there as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He currently has 65 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one pass defended through his career.

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