A Hamburg, Germany native who started playing football in middle school prior to further developing his skills in prep school in New Hampshire, Edebali was signed following the 2014 NFL Draft out of Boston College and in two seasons has played in all 32 games with one start, posting 36 tackles (25 solo), seven sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 18 special teams stops.
NFL CAREER – A Hamburg, Germany native who started playing football in middle school prior to further developing his skills in prep school in New Hampshire, Edebali was signed following the 2014 NFL Draft out of Boston College and in two seasons has played in all 32 games with one start, posting 36 tackles (25 solo), seven sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 18 special teams stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 5/12/14.
2015 – Played in all 16 games with one start, totaling 18 tackles (14 solo), a career-high five quarterback takedowns for a total loss of 16 yards, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Played on defense and special teams in season opener at Arizona, Sept. 13, recording a special teams stop…Played on defense and special teams, registering a solo tackle, a sack, two special teams stops, a batted ball and his first career fumble recovery vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20…Played extensively on defense vs. Atlanta, Oct. 15, recording a sack, three tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed…Played on defense and saw time on special teams vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 1 and recorded three solo defensive tackles to tie career-high, a sack and a special teams stop……Made first career start and saw action on special teams vs. Detroit, Dec. 21, 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…Played on defense and special teams in finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, posting an assisted tackle. 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, Sept. 28…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, Oct. 26…Recorded three special teams tackles at Chicago, Dec. 15, and at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28.
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 All-ACC second-team by the league’s coaches as well as All-ACC third-team honors from the media…Earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Germanic Studies in 2013.
PERSONAL –Played two years at Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, N.H.) as part of the USA Football International Student Program...Gained All-New England honors at TE/DE as a senior...Two-time All-Evergreen League selection...2008 Evergreen League Most Valuable Lineman...Hamburg, Germany native is fluent in German…Born August 17, 1989.
Kasim Edebali met with media following Monday mornings training camp practice at the Greenbrier (Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon)
Kasim Edebali talks about setting the tone for the season after the first preseason game against the Patriots on August 11th, 2016.
Saints defensive end Kasim Edebali gets after Jimmy Garoppolo for the sack Thursday, Aug. 11 vs. the Patriots.
Defensive end Kasim Edebali talks about how the Saints defense performed against the Patriots offense during the first day of joint practice (Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon)