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New Orleans Saints exercise fifth-year option on defensive end Marcus Davenport

Davenport has recorded 75 tackles and 12.5 sacks in four seasons


The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have exercised the fifth-year option on DE Marcus Davenport. The announcement was made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Davenport, 6-6, 265, was the club's first round choice in the 2018 NFL Draft (14th overall) out of the University of Texas-San Antonio. In four seasons, Davenport has appeared in 37 games with 14 starts, recording 75 tackles (39 solo), 12.5 sacks and two passes defensed. He has also appeared in four postseason games, posting four tackles (three solo). He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2018.

In 2020, the San Antonio, Texas native appeared 11 games with one start, after missing the first four contests with an elbow injury, Davenport, posted 22 tackles (12 solo), 1.5 sacks and two passes defensed. He added four stops (three solo) in two playoff games.

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