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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 57 0.0 0 0 0

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Enjoys career-best campaign

    Saunders logged 57 tackles and one pass defended across 17 games during the 2023 campaign.

    Saunders played a career-high 500 defensive snaps in 2023 after joining the Saints on a three-year, $12.3 million deal in March. The former Chiefs defensive tackle went on to eclipse his previous career high for tackles set during his 2022 campaign in Kansas City; however, he failed to wrangle a sack for New Orleans after logging 3.5 last season. Saunders will look to maintain a primary role at defensive tackle alongside Nathan Shepherd and Bryan Bresee heading into the 2024 campaign.

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Clears concussion protocol

    Saunders (concussion) is available for Sunday's game versus the Falcons.

    Saunders was trending in this direction after practicing in full during Friday's session. Look for the defensive tackle to take on his usual responsibilities assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Questionable with concussion

    Saunders (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Falcons, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Saunders was a full participant at practice Friday, but there could still be outstanding steps for him to clear league concussion protocol. If he's not able to do so before Sunday, rookie first-rounder Bryan Bresee would probably start in his place.

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Practices Thursday

    Saunders (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session.

    It's a step in the right direction for the starting defensive tackle ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Falcons. Saunders has yet to miss a game this season. The fifth-year pro has 54 tackles and a pass defensed in 2023.

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Misses practice Wednesday

    Saunders (concussion) did not participate at the Saints' practice Wednesday.

    Saunders popped up on the injury report to open the week with a concussion, putting his status in question for Sunday's crucial matchup with the Falcons in question. The defensive lineman now faces an uphill battle of clearing concussion protocol ahead of Week 18.

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Practices fully

    Saunders (illness) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, John Hendrix of the Saints News Network reports.

    The defensive tackle had been absent from training camp since exiting a practice last Thursday with an illness. Saunders landed a three-year, $14.5 million contract in the offseason after making 48 tackles in a backup role for the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs last year. The fifth-year pro is expected to start for New Orleans, assuming he stays healthy.

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  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Leaves practice early

    Saunders left practice Thursday with an illness, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Saunders had a breakout season in 2022, which he'll be working to build upon as soon as he can get himself healthy again. For now, his absence should open up opportunities for the defensive lineman further down the depth chart during practice.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 324 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 27
School: W. Illinois
Experience: 6