The former Idaho State University Bengal registered 2 sacks for the Saints against Kansas City. The 30 to 20 Saints win was Charleston’s first significant action since joining the black and gold.
Originally signed by the Texans, Charleston was released by Houston and joined Indianapolis. Charleston played in 13 games last season with the Colts before being cut and joining the Saints where he has been cut and re-signed several times this season.
More info on Charleston according to the Idaho State website:
“Charleston played just one season for Idaho State after transferring from Division II Western Oregon, but he made an immediate impact, registering the sixth-most sacks in a single-season in ISU history. He ended the season fourth on the team with tackles at 56, and he led ISU with 19 tackles for losses of 101 yards, and included in that total was a tackle for loss that resulted in a safety in a 36-34 win over Portland State. Charleston also led the Bengals with five pass breakups, and he forced two fumbles and recovered one.”
In my opinion, it’s nice to see hungry young players getting an opportunity to make plays and succeeding for the Saints. Seeing guys like Charleston hustling reminds me of two years ago when the Saints seemed to have nothing but hungry young players out to prove themselves.
Maybe Sunday’s win over KC will help Sean Payton and the rest of the team remember who they were…and how they played during that magical run in 2006.