Report: Demario Davis to sign three-year, $24 million deal with Saints

Demario Davis signed with the Saints

The New York Jets moved to replace inside linebacker Demario Davis, agreeing to sign Avery Williamson. One day later, Davis has found a new home in the Bayou, reportedly set to sign a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth up to $24 million.

This is a big deal for Davis, who is getting up there in age (29) but still has plenty left in the tank. It’s likely his last chance to cash in like this — $18 million guaranteed is a sweet deal for him — and he’ll be a big help to the Saints, too. New Orleans needed an upgrade to its group of linebackers. Davis represents a big one.

Last season with the Jets, Davis started all 16 games, racking up 135 tackles and five sacks.