The New Orleans Saints and defensive end Cameron Jordan have agreed to a five-year contract, per Fox Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo.
Big move in New Orleans, as Saints + DE Cam Jordan have agreed to a 5-year extension worth up to $60 million, source tells @FOXSports1
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 2, 2015
Garafolo notes that the deal offers $33.8 million of guaranteed money, nearly $27 million of which is due over the next two seasons.
Following a 12.5-sack performance in a Pro Bowl-honored 2013 campaign, Jordan tallied 7.5 last season. The 6’4″, 287-pound end has registered 196 total tackles—including 29 sacks—since entering the league.
Jordan, a first-round draft pick in 2011, has appeared in all 64 regular-season games, starting 63 of them.
New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who has earned a similar payday but not yet inked a new deal, took notice of the hefty contract.
Yup I see how this works
— Muhammad Wilkerson (@mowilkerson) June 2, 2015
Whether or not it’s from the Jets, Wilkerson will receive his well-deserved raise. But on Tuesday, Jordan locked up his future—a big-money one—in the Big Easy.
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