Saints Negotiate Contract with Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus

Whew! I'm having trouble keeping up with all these new signings! The Saints have brought on strong safety Isa Abdul-Quddus from Fordham. From his Twitter:

officially a Saint!!!

That makes three defensive signings and two safeties picked up by the Saints. Does this make Darren Sharper or Usama Young more expendable? Read on to see Isa Abdul-Quddus' bio.

From NFL Draft Scout:

2009: Abdul El-Quddus, who started all 11 games at cornerback for his junior season, was second among all Ram defensive backs last year with 58 total tackles, among which were four tackles for loss. He was also second on the teams with three interceptions, picking off all three passes in the Cornell game, five pass break-ups, two forced fumbles.

2008: Appeared in seven games at strong safey as a sophomore, starting one... Finished the season with 23 total tackles, 15 solo, and added a pass deflection... made seven stops, five solo, and broke up a pass in the season finale at Bucknell... had five tackles, three solo, at Lehigh... finished with three solo tackles in the win over Marist... registered three tackles, one solo, in both the Columbia and Colgate games.

2007: Appeared in 11 games at linebacker as a freshman, missing the Columbia game with an injury... recorded 34 total tackles, 21 solo, including 7.5 for loss of 35 yards and two sacks... also had two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry... got his collegiate career off on the right foot, making eight total tackles, four solo, including four for a loss of 16 yards in the season-opening win at Rhode Island... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week following the Rhode Island game... notched five tackles, one solo, in the NCAA playoff game at Massachusetts... made four tackles, including one sack in the shutout at Marist... had three solo tackles, including one for loss, versus Albany... also had three stops, two solo, including one for loss and forced a fumble against Dayton.

From Fordham's own website:

Abdul Quddus, who was named Second Team Preseason All-Patriot League by Phil Steele's College Football Preview, closed out his Fordham career leading the 2010 squad with 78 tackles, 56 of those solo, and he recorded six pass breakups and forced three fumbles. He tied for the Patriot League lead in forced fumbles/game (0.27) and was eleventh in the League in tackles/game (7.1). Over his career, Abdul Quddus, who was a two-year starter in the defensive backfield, had 193 total tackles, 134 solo, including 12 for loss and three sacks. He also amassed ten pass deflections and three interceptions. Abdul Quddus tied a school record with three interceptions in a game at Cornell in 2009.

 

So how do you guys feel about all these signings?

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