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Rhino5
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Julio related: Aints sign WR Thomas to 5yr/$100 mil deal
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Michael Thomas has reached agreement with the New Orleans Saints on a five-year, $100 million extension that includes $61 million guaranteed and makes him the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.


Made him the highest paid WR ever. Julio is the best WR in football, Arthur is going to have to open up the checkbook.

BTW, I’m surprised the Aints went this big. ESPN seems to be questioning as well

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And it's a hard price tag for the Saints to absorb, since they also just signed All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan to a lucrative contract extension this summer and have more expensive deals on the horizon (Brees, running back Alvin Kamara, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, among others in the next couple years).

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As usual, the Saints will have to get creative with their bookkeeping to fit Thomas under the salary cap and to keep their loaded roster together in future years. They had about $12 million in cap space before Thomas' new deal, after they also signed All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan to a lucrative contract extension earlier this offseason.

The Saints already have more than $26 million in "dead money" scheduled to count against their salary cap in 2020 because of the way they have structured Brees' contract. Next year, Brees, backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and guard Andrus Peat, among others, are scheduled to be free agents. Then Kamara, guard Larry Warford and linebacker Demario Davis come due in 2021, followed by cornerback Marshon Lattimore and offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk in 2022.


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DirtyDawg
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re: Julio related: Aints sign WR Thomas to 5yr/$100 mil deal
Big time receiver when it counts:

Thomas in the NFC Championship vs. the Rams:

REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
4 7 36 9.0 0

Meanwhile, Julio Jones in the NFC Championship Game:
9 receptions, 180 yards, and two TDs


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