Former San Diego Chargers and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is reportedly closing in on a deal with the New Orleans Saints. Before the catfishing scandal that rocked Te’o’s world heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, he was considered to be one of the top linebacker prospects in that class. However, the scandal, and his response to it, caused his draft stock to slip a bit. San Diego took a bit of a risk by selecting Te’o in the second round of the draft, and he did give them some solid play. Starting 31 games in his first three years, Te’o’s 2016 campaign was cut short when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week 3, ending his season. Since entering the league, Te’o has registered 233 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Manti Te’o close to signing with Saints
Yardbarker | Mar 20