METAIRIE, La. – The New Orleans Saints have intensified their aggressive bid for trades this year by sending the fourth and seventh campaign for Corner Eli Apple to the New York Giants on Tuesday.
Round Selection is in the 2019 draft and the Seventh-grade pick is a 2020 pick.
The move is a gamble considering Apple's struggles on and off the field in New York last year. But the former selection of the first round played well this season and started all five games when they were healthy. And Cornerback was probably the biggest need for the Saints (5: 1).
The Giants decided not to cleanse Apple after its tumultuous college season, which ended with him being called a "cancer" because of a dispute with coaches and his team-mate Landon Collins.
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Will you win on the road as you go down the double-digit fourth quarter? Beat the No. 1-rated D? New Orleans has never won such a game before.
Apple, still 23 years old, seemed to be repairing these fences during this season. Obviously, the Giants were ready to move on if they had a chance to get something back.
The Saints also inquired about Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Peterson's cousin Bryant McFadden. But Peterson would have been much more expensive, and the Cardinals insisted that he was not available at all.
The Saints had already traded their first-round pick of 2019 in the first round (Marcus Davenport should move up to the defensive end this year) draft) and her 2019 third-round pick (to acquire backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater) ,
Apple, selected by Ohio State in the first round of the 2016 draft, has 23 tackles this season with a forced fumble. He missed two games earlier this season with a groin injury.
After the 2017 season, Apple admitted being "ashamed" of its behavior and said, "Nobody wants to go out the way I went out." He met with General Manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur and was reassured that 2018 would be a clean slate.
Annie's Apple, Elis's mother, thanked the Giants on Twitter on Tuesday for having "brought a bit of football nerd to life."
Thank you Mr. Mara, Jerry Reese and Coach Macadoo for the design by Eli Apple. You've given a bit of football nerd an opportunity to live out his dream. Special thanks to Mr Mara for everything he did to me during my illness last season. I'll never forget it. And all my Giants family: Ally, Ashley❤️
– Annie Apple (@ SurvivinAmerica) October 23, 2018
Trading for Apple is the "win-now" move of those in the last Time of the saint. Apple remains on its rookie contract until 2019, with a team option for 2020.
The Saints have played better in defense since their first season, but are still ranked 28th in the allowed passes per game (293, 7). They have allowed eight overtaking games of over 42 yards, including a Pass Interference Call tied to most in the NFL.
She also lost veteran Nick Cornerback Patrick Robinson injured last month.
Apple could replace Ken Crawley as the Saints 'No. 2 precursor to the Cornerback – where Apple would face its former Ohio team-mate Marshon Lattimore, who became the saints' first choice in 2017.
The Saints now have seven former Ohio State players on their active list, injured reserve or practice group – which could help create a good atmosphere for Apple to continue its turnaround.
The Giants (1-6) lost their fourth consecutive Monday night game and remain tied to the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals for the worst record in the NFL.
Apple played well as a beginner, starting 12 games, including the playoffs, with an interception, a forced fumble and eight pass defense. Then he fought last year and started only seven games without interceptions and eight pass-defense. This year he has no interceptions, five pass defenses and a forced fumble.
The Giants have in recent weeks, the first-round selections from the years 2015 and 2016 unloaded. In addition to trading with Apple, they also dropped out on the offensive Tackle Ereck Flowers.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan contributed to this report.