New Orleans Saints reportedly releasing former South Carolina defender
Taylor Stallworth was a key backup for the Saints last season, but now, it appears that his time in New Orleans is over.
According to NFL agent Brett Tessler, the Saints are planning to release Stallworth, a 24-year-old defensive tackle who spent his college career at South Carolina. He had one tackle through New Orleans’ first two games of the season, while last year he totaled eight tackles, including a sack, in 14 games.
Stallworth signed with the Saints as an undrafted rookie prior to the 2018 season. He previously played for the Gamecocks from 2014-17, which included starting each of his last two seasons.
Last year, Stallworth had a strong training camp and preseason to make the Saints’ roster, and that’s where he stayed for the entire season.
It’s likely that another NFL team will give Stallworth an opportunity as he would provide depth on the interior of the defensive line.