Amos Morale III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is doing well after tearing his Achilles in Sunday’s NFC Divisional win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Of course, he’s disappointed,” Payton said Thursday. “He’ll have the surgery. It’ll be a fairly lengthy rehab, but it’s something that he’ll be able to fully recover from.”
Rankins, the Saints first-round draft pick in 2016, was having career year as he posted eight sacks in the regular season. He totaled six in the previous two.
“He created a lot of mismatches on the offensive line and was somebody that had to be accounted for,” Payton said. “But (he’ll) definitely be missed, but it’s a next man up league. That is just the nature of the business that we are in.” ...
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