NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints like cornerback Eli Apple, just not at the $13.7 million price tag on his fifth-year option.
That’s why, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL network, the saints declined to pick up that option up today.
This means Apple will become a free agent after this season. New Orleans could still sign Apple, but so can other teams.
The Black and Gold traded a fourth-round pick to the Giants for Apple midway through last season. Apple finished 2018 with two interceptions.