Report: Former Ohio State star Eli Apple headed to new NFL franchise
Former Ohio State standout defensive player Eli Apple is leaving New Orleans for Las Vegas.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Apple will be signing with the Las Vegas Raiders. The cornerback had been with the Saints since 2018, but apparently the two sides could not come to an agreement on a deal to keep him in New Orleans. Las Vegas will be his third team since arriving in the NFL.
Apple was initially drafted by the New York Giants in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was a first-round selection that year, going No. 10 overall.
Former Saints’ CB Eli Apple is signing with the Las Vegas Raiders, as @Jerrymcd also reported.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2020
In four years in the NFL, Apple has appeared in 55 games with the Giants and Saints and has collected 233 tackles. He’s also accounted for 33 passes defended, three forced fumbles and three interceptions.
Last year, Apple appeared in 15 contests with New Orleans, totaling 53 solo stops, four passes defended and forcing a fumble.