Janoris Jenkins played three games with New Orleans last season, including playoffs. The Saints wanted the option to keep him around for a few more years.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Saints signed the cornerback to a two-year extension worth $16.75 million based on new money, per a source informed of the deal.
Jenkins had one year left on his previous deal. He's now under contract in New Orleans for three years, $27 million overall with $10.2 million guaranteed, all in 2020, Rapoport added.
Set to have a large cap number this season, the Saints chose to extend Jenkins, keeping him on the fold for additional years while lowering his salary-cap figure free up much-need space.
When at his best, the 31-year-old can be a lockdown cover man. His play slipped last season in New York, but in New Orleans, he's in a much better situation to bounce back. Paired with Marshon Lattimore at the other corner spot, and Marcus Williams and Malcolm Jenkins at safety, the Saints secondary is set to help make another playoff run.
Elsewhere in the NFL on Wednesday:
»*Nickell Robey-Coleman* is swapping coasts. The former Rams defensive back agreed to terms with the Eagles on Wednesday, the team announced. Robey-Coleman, 28, spent the last three seasons in Los Angeles after starting his career with the Bills. The slot corner played in all 16 games in 2019, starting three and logging seven passes defensed. Best known for his involvement in the controversial no-call in the 2018 NFC title game, Robey-Coleman will start over as an integral piece of a reworked Eagles secondary, joining Darius Slay and Will Parks as new additions.
»The Cowboys continued adding to their tight end room in the wake of losing Jason Witten. Blake Bell, who spent the 2019 season with the Chiefs and caught a pass in the Super Bowl, signed a one-year deal with Dallas. Bell has 38 catches for 424 yards over five seasons. The Cowboys signed Blake Jarwin to a three-year extension last week.
»The Bengals are adding to their secondary again, this time signing former Titans cornerback LeShaun Sims, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Sims, 26, played in 56 games for Tennessee over the last four seasons. He joins a secondary that includes Dre Kirkpatrick, William Jackson III, Shawn Williams, Jessie Bates and free-agent acquisitions Vonn Bell and Trae Waynes.
»The Washington Redskins announced they have re-signed linebacker Nate Orchard; terms of the deal were not disclosed. The five-year veteran signed with Washington prior to Week 13 last year and collected a career-high 14 tackles, a sack, a pass defensed, a fumble recovery and blocked punt.
»The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed defensive lineman Kerry Hyder to a one-year deal.
»The Minnesota Vikings are bringing in one of the XFL's top players ,as the team announced it's signing linebacker DeMarquis Gates. Gates played for the Houston Roughnecks and was selected to the All-XFL Midseason Team.
» The Arizona Cardinals announced that they have agreed to terms with running back D.J. Foster and defensive lineman Trevon Coley. Each player is signing a one-year contract. Foster played six games last season with the Cards before he was placed on injured reserve, while Coley previously played with the Colts and Browns.