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Cam Jordan extension with the New Orleans Saints in talks

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Sean Payton spoke with the media on Wednesday at the annual NFL owners meeting in Arizona.  One of the topics brought to light — Cam Jordan.   According to the New Orleans Saints head coach, a long-term extension with the 2013 Pro Bowl defensive end is currently in talks.

While Jordan’s production declined a bit in 2014, he still remains a vital part to the defense.  Plus, let’s face it, nobody truly shined on that side of the ball last season.

The Saints used their fifth-year option on Cam Jordan last season, which means he’s currently nesting on a nice little pay day in 2015.  According to Payton, the team and Jordan’s party are working out a deal with the 2011 first-round pick out of the University of California.

Jordan led the Saints in sacks with 12.5 five in 2013, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.  However, he fell off a bit this last season in a defense that struggled getting after the quarterback, finishing with 7.5 sacks.

Given his explosive abilities off the line, and hopefully a boost at the nose tackle position for some added assistance, Cam Jordan certainly has the opportunity to reclaim his glory as New Orleans’ leading pass rusher.

Not extending his time in the Big Easy would be foolish — Jordan is a solid defensive end with the chance of long-term sustained success in the NFL and several more Pro Bowl appearances.  Plus, it makes sense financially.

The Saints are set to take a $6.969 million cap hit from Jordan in 2015 due to the fifth-year option.  An extension would give the Saints an opportunity to structure a deal that saves money towards the cap this season.

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