|Nov. 3, 2016 7:31 AM PT8:31 AM MT9:31 AM CT10:31 AM ET14:31 GMT10:31 PM 北京时间7:31 AM MST9:31 AM EST8:31 AM CT18:31 UAE10:31 ETNaN:� - Saints coach Sean Payton sounds optimistic that Rankins will make his NFL debut in San Francisco this Sunday.
Analysis: Rankins, selected 12th overall out of Louisville and New Orleans' top draft choice last spring, fractured his fibula during training camp in August and began the season on injured reserve. Rankins began practicing two weeks ago and is now eligible to play.
|Aug. 15, 2016 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET15:14 GMT11:14 PM 北京时间8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:14 AM CT19:14 UAE11:14 ET14:14 - Rankins (hip) returned to Saints practice Wednesday and could return as soon as Nov. 6 against the 49ers.
Analysis: The rookie suffered a fractured fibula during practice in the offseason that landed him on IR. It was originally feared he could miss the entire season. The 12th overall pick was slated to be a starter on the interior line.
|May 9, 2016 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET20:39 GMT4:39 AM 北京时间1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST3:39 PM CT0:39 UAE (+1)16:39 ET19:39 - Rankins has signed his rookie contract with the Saints, general manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday.
Analysis: New Orleans took Rankins with the 12th overall pick of this year's draft to help upgrade one of the league's worst defenses last season. Wide receiver Michael Thomas, the team's second-round choice, also agreed to terms Monday.
|Apr. 28, 2016 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET0:57 GMT8:57 AM 北京时间5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST7:57 PM CT4:57 UAE (+1)20:57 ET23:57 - The Saints selected Rankins with the 12th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL draft.
Analysis: The 6-foot-1, 299-pound Rankins starred at Louisville, where he played defensive tackle and had six sacks, as well as 13 tackles for losses last season. The selection provides the Saints with help on a defense that ranked 31st in the NFL last season, and which struggled both to pressure quarterbacks and stop the run.