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Saints extend Cameron Jordan through 2020

After revamping much of their roster this offseason, the New Orleans Saints re-committed to one of their core players in a big way Tuesday, signing defensive end Cameron Jordan to a five-year extension through the 2020 season.

The deal is worth a maximum $60 million, with $33 million guaranteed, a told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, confirming the terms earlier reported by FoxSports.com.

"I'm excited about this opportunity," Jordan said in a release issued by the team. "... New Orleans has become my home and I look forward to continue making an impact both on and off the field for a long time here. Now we can put our focus on the most important thing, which is working hard day in and day out towards our ultimate goal of a championship."

Jordan, 25, was a first-round draft pick in 2011 and a Pro Bowler in 2013, when he had a career-high 12.5 sacks.

"This is a great day for the New Orleans Saints and for Cameron," general manager Mickey Loomis said in the release. "Since his arrival, Cameron has progressed into one of the core players on our team both on and off the field. He's had a great start to his career here and we're excited about him being one of the mainstays to our defense moving forward."

Like the rest of the Saints' defense, Jordan had a down year in 2014, dipping to 7.5 sacks. But the Saints remained high on the versatile 6-foot-4, 287-pounder, who has played both end and tackle as a standout pass-rusher and run-defender under three different coordinators (Gregg Williams, Steve Spagnuolo and Rob Ryan).

Sean Payton first mentioned the Saints were working on an extension with Jordan in March and called him "part of the solution" going forward.

Jordan had one year left on his current contract -- the fifth-year extension year that was set to pay him $6.969 million in 2015.