The New Orleans Saints lost defensive end Alex Okafor to a season-ending torn Achilles suffered in Sunday's victory over the Washington Redskins, according to multiple reports Monday.
Okafor, 26, injured his left leg in the fourth quarter of the 34-31 overtime win and was helped off the field by trainers and medical personnel before being taken to the locker room.
The 6-foot-4, 261-pound Okafor joined the team as an unrestricted free agent in March after signing a one-year deal worth up to $3 million, giving the first-place Saints (8-2) a defensive resurgence.
Okafor started all 10 games, recording 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks, nine quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.
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