Saints DE Noah Spence Tears ACL

The Saints re-signed defensive end Noah Spence in March, but the former second-round pick is likely done for the season.

New Orleans placed Spence on its reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday. This would only shelve him for the first six weeks of the season, but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets that Spence suffered a torn ACL while working out independently. The Saints would have been unable to place Spence on the NFI list in a normal offseason, with Rapoport noting the injury occurred during the OTA window.

Spence does not count against the Saints’ 90-man offseason roster, having been moved to the NFI list to make room for recently added linebacker Anthony Chickillo.

Spence caught on with the Saints late last season but did not play in any games with the team. After the Buccaneers waived him following the preseason’s conclusion, Spence landed with the Redskins. He played seven games with the team, registering one sack.

A Bucs draftee in 2016, Spence has 7.5 career sacks. He recorded 5.5 of those as a rookie. He was expected to compete for a depth spot with the Saints.

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  1. Patrick N.

    Tough break for him. Unfortunately his pro career might be over, but who knows? Modern medical science could have him come back even stronger.

  2. playicy

    Spence is an under the radar player he has the ability to be top of the line edge rusher, but injuries have hurt his career w/ the unfournate bucs and the unlucky saints

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