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    Source: Saints DE Alex Okafor's final year of contract to void in March due to sack bonus

    Advocate Photo by STEPHEN LEW By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Alex Okafor's contract was updated in late December with language that automatically voids his the final year of his contract, according to a league source. The Saints defensive end earned the right to opt out of his contract by...
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    Report: Saints DE Alex Okafor's contract has player option in 2019

    Saintswire Photo By John Sigler | Saintswire New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor has played so well in 2018 that he triggered a clause in his contract allowing him to become a free agent in 2019, per Nick Underhill of the Advocate. Because he bagged three sacks for the Saints, Okafor...
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    Adding Alex Okafor on Saints punt return unit has been ‘crucial’ to group’s success

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune During New Orleans Saints training camp this summer, special teams coach Mike Westhoff approached defensive end Alex Okafor with an idea. “I said, ‘I want to use you this year on our...
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    Saints defensive end Alex Okafor healthy, raring to go in season opener

    By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate Alex Okafor has been dealt a lot of tough injury breaks in his career. Every time Okafor is about to establish himself as a playmaker, it seems, he has suffered a setback that kept him from reaching where he wants to be. Okafor's luck has turned in this...
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    Alex Okafor with Saints in California, will be back 'fairly soon'

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Here was a welcome sight for the New Orleans Saints: About a week after his teammates silently watched on as trainers tended to him on the practice field, defensive end Alex Okafor was back at practice in a uniform and pads...
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    Saints DE Alex Okafor suffers bone bruise, ankle sprain in practice

    By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor suffered a bone bruise in his knee and a sprained ankle during Wednesday's practice, according to a source. It's unclear how long Okafor will be sidelined. But the prognosis -- which was first...
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    Saints training camp Day 21: Situational work, more good from Taysom Hill, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Shorts and shells Attendance: CB P.J. Williams (ribs) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui were not spotted. Returned: WR Cam Meredith participated in practice. DE Marcus Davenport (groin) was present but did not appear to participate in drills. Injury: DE...
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    An Alex Okafor scare: What happened at Saints training camp Wednesday

    By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Injuries occur during training camps across the NFL. Nothing new there. Sometimes the team will walk over to the injured player and move on with practice drills while the medical staff attends to the player. Other times the player will hobble to...
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    Saints' Alex Okafor leaves practice with apparent leg injury

    By Josh Katzenstein - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor left Wednesday's practice with an apparent leg injury. After Okafor suffered his injury, his teammates waited in silence before applauding him as he walked away from the field with a team trainer...
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    Quotes from Alex Okafor's training camp media availability - Sunday, August 6

    By NewOrleansSaints.com When the defense has kind of a two-minute drill like you had today, how much does that get you guys going? “We practice it all week man. The only difference tonight was that we had we an audience. It...
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    Alex Okafor's quick return from injury a big blessing at Saints camp

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints drafted Marcus Davenport to give the pass rush a shot in the arm, but don’t be surprised when Alex Okafor contributes more in 2018. Okafor won the starting job opposite Cameron Jordan last season and played out of his mind, only to see his...
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    Alex Okafor looking the part: What happened at Saints training camp Day 9

    By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Saints training camp Day 9 New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor would likely take snaps over 2018 first-round pick Marcus Davenport even if Okafor and Davenport were both completely healthy. Davenport has missed the last couple of...
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    Saints training camp Day 9: Alex Okafor has a strong day, Dan Arnold keeps flashing, more

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Dress code: Pads Attendance: Tight end Benjamin Watson, rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport, wide receiver Cameron Meredith (recovery from torn ACL), tight end Garrett Griffin, center Cameron Tom (shoulder), rookie safety Kamrin Moore (hamstring), wide...
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    Sack time: What happened at Saints training camp Day 7

    By Larry Holder - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Defensive prowess continues to be the theme for the New Orleans Saints during training camp with the trend extending into the team’s sixth practice session. The team practiced indoors with helmets, shells and shorts Wednesday (Aug. 1) after three...
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    Saints' Alex Okafor back in action 8 months after torn Achilles

    By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune There is not supposed to be much room for optimism after tearing things like Achilles tendons, especially not for players who are in the midst of a breakout season that also happens to be a contract year. And yet, there was New Orleans Saints...

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