May 22, 2024

The New Orleans Saints have extended the contract of defensive back Shemar Jean-Charles for one year, as confirmed by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft from Appalachian State, Jean-Charles has appeared in 28 regular season games across his NFL career, including stints with the Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and Saints. During this time, he has contributed three solo tackles and 12 special teams tackles.

In the 2023 season, the Miramar, Florida native played in five games for the 49ers and three for the Saints, recording one solo tackle and three special teams stops for the 49ers.

Packers releasing CB Shemar Jean-Charles during final cutdowns

Jean-Charles boasts a collegiate career at Appalachian State, where he played in 50 games with 25 starts, accumulating 97 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. His senior season in 2020 saw him start in 12 games, tallying 37 tackles, one forced fumble, and one interception, earning him first-team All-Sun Belt honors and recognition as the Sun Belt Player of the Year by Pro Football Focus.

The announcement of Jean-Charles’ re-signing was made on April 15, 2024, by the New Orleans Saints, showcasing his journey and contributions with various teams throughout his NFL career.

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