Saints hang onto defensive end Alex Okafor

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The Saints held onto one of their own free agents Friday, who had interest elsewhere.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, defensive end Alex Okafor agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $10 million.

Okafor visited the Buccaneers yesterday but decided to stick with his own team.

He had 4.5 sacks in 10 games last season before suffering a torn Achilles, but his recovery is apparently going well enough the team was willing to invest. He has 18.0 sacks the last four seasons, with a career-high 8.0 for the Cardinals in 2014.