NFL CAREER – Signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee, Tuttle contributed to a defensive unit in 2021 that ranked fourth in the NFL in run defense, seventh in total defense, and eighth in sacks. He played in all 17 games with 15 starts and posted 48 tackles (17 solo), three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In his first three seasons in New Orleans, Tuttle has appeared in 46 regular season games, with 19 starts, recording 94 tackles (42 solo), two sacks, one interception, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In three postseason contests, he's made eight stops (five solo) and two passes defensed.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed one-year restricted free agent tender, 3/31/22; Signed by New Orleans to a three-year contract, 5/10/19.
2021 – Played in all 17 games with 15 starts and posted 48 tackles (17 solo), three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Vs. Green Bay, Sept. 12, rotated in at DT and recorded two tackles…Started and recorded one assisted tackle, at Carolina, Sept. 19...At New England, Sept. 26, recorded two solo tackles and a quarterback hit…Started and recorded two tackles (one solo) and a forced fumble, vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 3...At Washington, Oct. 10, started and recorded three tackles (one solo) with a stop for loss…Started and recorded two tackles (one solo), at Seattle, Oct. 25…Vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 31, started and recorded two tackles (one solo) and defended a pass…Started and recorded three tackles (one solo) and one stop for loss, vs. Atlanta, Nov. 7…At Tennessee, Nov. 14, started and had five tackles (two solo) and defended a pass…Started and recorded five tackles (career-high three solo), at Philadelphia, Nov. 21…Started and finished with two assisted tackles and one pass defensed, at Tampa Bay, Dec. 19…Vs. Miami, Dec. 27, started and made five tackles (one solo)…Started and finished with four tackles (two solo) with a tackle for loss, vs. Carolina, 1/2/22…At Atlanta, 1/9/22, started and finished with three assisted tackles and one fumble recovery. Fumble recovery off Kwon Alexander's strip tackle of Mike Davis was the first of career. 2020 – Played in 13 regular season games with three starts and posted 28 tackles (17 solo) and two passes defensed. In two postseason games, made five tackles (three solo) and two passes defensed...Vs. L.A. Chargers, Oct. 12, posted three tackles (two solo)…Vs. Carolina, Oct. 25, played on defense and special teams and recorded one solo tackle…Vs. San Francisco, Nov. 15, played on defense and special teams and recorded two solo tackles…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22, played on defense and special teams and deflected a pass…At Atlanta, Dec. 6, played on defense and special teams and recorded two solo tackles…At Philadelphia, Dec. 13, started and finished with a career-high six tackles (two solo)…Vs. Kansas City, Dec. 20, started and finished with five tackles (two solo) and one pass defense…Vs. Minnesota, Dec. 25, started and recorded an assisted tackle and a pass defense…At Carolina, 1/3/21, played on defense and special teams and finished with three tackles (two solo)…In NFC Wild Card playoff vs. Chicago, 1/10/21, played on defense and special teams, recording an assisted tackle…In NFC Divisional playoff vs. Tampa Bay, 1/17/21, played on defense and special teams, recording postseason career-high four tackles (three solo). 2019 – Played in all 16 regular season games with one start as part of DL rotation. Totaled 18 tackles (eight solo), two sacks for a four-yard loss, a 19-yard interception return and four passes defensed…Started in debut vs. Houston, Sept. 9…Posted his first career sack vs. Arizona, Oct. 27, recording two tackles (one solo)…On Thanksgiving night at Atlanta, Nov. 28, picked off a pass by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returned it 19 yards, adding one assisted tackle and a pass defensed as New Orleans clinched the NFC South…Saw action at DT, recording a sack at Tennessee, Dec. 22…Posted career-high two passes defensed in regular season finale at Carolina, Dec. 29…In NFC Wild Card playoff vs. Minnesota, 1/5/20, made three tackles (two solo) and two passes defensed.
COLLEGE – Appeared in 35 games with 29 starts for the Volunteers along the defensive line…Finished four-year career with 79 tackles (29 solo), six tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, three passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks…In 2018, started all 12 games and finished with 33 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, a pass defensed and two blocked kicks…As a junior, played in ten games with four starts and posted 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery…As a sophomore, played in seven games with one start and finished with nine tackles, one stop for loss, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery…As a freshman, played in six games and recorded ten tackles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal…Graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications
PERSONAL – Lettered at North Davidson (Welcome, N.C.) HS, where he was a four-year starter and three-time All-Northwest selection…In four years with Knights, posted 315 tackles, 66 stops for loss and 35 sacks…Three-time CPC pick…Posted 67 tackles, 17 stops for loss, five sacks and four forced fumbles as senior…Played basketball and competed in track and field…Uncle Perry Tuttle, played wide receiver at Clemson, a wideout for their 1981 National Championship squad, was a first round draft pick (19th overall) of Buffalo in 1982 and played for Atlanta, Tampa Bay and the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he was a two-time Grey Cup champion…Held a football camp for youth in his hometown in 2022…Shyheim Devonte Tuttle was born on Oct. 20, 1995 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.