New Orleans Saints
    Eli Apple
    Eli Apple
    #25 | Eli Apple
    Healthy
    Cornerback | New Orleans Saints
    Date of Birth 8/9/1995
    Height, Weight 6'1", 199 lbs
    From Voorhees, NJ
    College Ohio State
    Experience 3 Years
    Drafted 2016 - Rd 1
    Salary --
    2018 Season
    Int
    2
    --
    PDef
    14
    --
    Solo
    62
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 8/9/1995
    Height, Weight 6'1", 199 lbs
    From Voorhees, NJ
    College Ohio State
    Experience 3 Years
    Drafted 2016 - Rd 1
    Salary --
    RotowireMay 1, 12:50p ET

    News

    The Saints declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Apple's rookie contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Impact

    Apple, who would have been owed roughly $13 million in 2020, is thus slated to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. Even though the Saints won't keep him I n the fold beyond 2019 after forking over a fourth-round pick to the Giants last season, he's nonetheless been a solid pickup for a win-now Saints team that has bigger priorities than overpaying for a No. 2 cornerback. New Orleans will likely use the money saved by forgoing Apple's fifth-year option to try and extend the likes of receiver Michael Thomas, running back Alvin Kamara and top cornerback Marshon Lattimore.