PRO CAREER: Has played in 61 games with two starts, posting 51 tackles (34 solo), eight sacks, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 27 special teams stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent (5/12/14) ... signed by Denver (3/14/17) ... waived by Denver (11/14/17) ... claimed off waivers by Detroit from Denver (11/15/17) ... waived by Detroit (12/13/17) ... signed by Los Angeles Rams (12/20/17) ... waived by Rams (12/27/17) ... claimed off waivers by Saints from Rams (12/28/17) ... declared free agent
(3/14/18) ... signed by the Bears (6/7/18).
2017 SEASON: Appeared in 13 games for Denver and Detroit and totaled one tackle ... inactive for one contest for the Los Angeles Rams ... after returning to Saints was inactive for season finale and both postseason contests.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2016: Was a valuable rotational piece along the New Orleans defensive line in all 16 games with one start, as well as on special teams ... finished with 14 tackles (9 solo), a sack, a career-high four passes defensed and nine coverage tackles ... started vs. Carolina, Oct. 16 and posted season-high five tackles, his only sack of the season and a coverage stop ... registered three coverage stops to tie a career-high in finale at Atlanta in addition to an assisted defensive tackle. 2015: Played in all 16 games with one start, totaling 18 tackles (14 solo), a career-high five takedowns for a total loss of 16 yards, three passes defensed, one fumble recovery and six special teams stops ... made his first career start and played on special teams on Monday Night Football vs. Detroit and recorded career-high six tackles (career-high five solo) and two sacks to tie career-high ... played on defense and special teams and recorded a solo stop vs. Jacksonville, Dec.27.2014: Played in all 16 games and contributed
18 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, one forced fumble and 12 special teams stops ... made his first career defensive tackle and one special teams stop at Dallas ... posted career-highs in both tackles and sacks when he finished with four stops, dropped Aaron Rodgers twice and added one forced fumble vs. Green Bay.
COLLEGE: Played in 49 games at Boston College, recording career totals of 166 tackles (88 solo), 11 sacks, 24. 5 tackles for a loss, 15 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries ... as a senior, started all 13 games, recording 67 tackles
(36 solo), 9. 5 sacks, 15 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed and was named AII-ACC second-team by the league's coaches as well as AII-ACC third-team from the media ... earned bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in Germanic Studies.
PERSONAL: Played football for two years at Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, N.H.) as a part of the USA Football International Student Program ... gained All-New England honors at TE /DE as senior ... two-time All-Evergreen League selection ... named 2008 Evergreen League Most Valuable Lineman ... played club football in Hamburg (Hamburg Young Huskies), Germany ... MVP as a quarterback in 2004 German All-State Tournament...Played tight end for the German Under 19 National Team at the 2006 European Championship ... Hamburg native is fluent in German.