New Orleans Saints Agree To New Deal With Former All-Pro Receiver

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The New Orleans Saints have been pretty busy on he offensive side of the ball so far this offseason.

The team became the first to fill a quarterback vacancy when they brought in Derek Carr to replace Andy Dalton.

A few days ago, they re-signed tight end Juwan Johnson after the best year of his career.

Now they’ve made another big move to get their offense rolling again in 2023.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Saints have signed wide receiver Michael Thomas to a on-year contract extension.

At the start of the offseason, all signs seemed to point toward Michael Thomas playing somewhere other than New Orleans next season.

He had missed most of the last 3 seasons with injuries and still had a couple of years left on a massive contract. The Saints and Thomas even agreed to restructure that deal in a move that appeared to indicate they were preparing to release him.

Now he’ll get another year in New Orleans to prove that he is still the same receiver who broke the league’s single-season reception record.

The Saints have been doing whatever they can to make sure Derek Carr is set up for success in his first year as their starting quarterback. They had already re-signed Juwan Johnson and now they’re bringing back a 2-time All-Pro to line up alongside Chris Olave.

There will be plenty of questions about whether or not he’ll be able to stay healthy throughout the 2023 season, but if he can, the Saints could be much better on offense next season.