Anzalone ready to make impact for Fleur De Lis D

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By: Mark Menard

“I think that’s something that comes up when people think of me.”

Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone once again had a promising season cut short by injury last season. In his three NFL seasons, Anzalone has played in just 22 games for the Saints.

His rookie season, Anzalone was available for just four games after being selected in the third round of the NFL Draft that year, and ignited questions about his durability after having had injury concerns in college at Florida.

But he played the whole season in 2018, registering a stat line that included 59 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception.

Then last season, Anzalone played in just two games before getting sidelined again.

“This past year was a freak thing,” Anzalone said Monday night on WWL Radio. “I didn’t have anything preexisting with my left shoulder and something just came up.”

The good news though is that Anzalone is once again fully healed up, and as he enters the final year of his rookie contract, he’s ready to once again make an impact for the Fleur De Lis D.

“I got cleared early on after the season ended, so I am healthy and everything’s good to go,” Anzalone said. “It’s just one of those things. You could call it snakebitten or whatnot, but we play football. It’s a violent sport, and unfortunately it’s happened to me.”

You can hear the full audio of Anzalone’s appearance on “Sports Talk” by clicking the podcast link.