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Saints extend P Morstead 6 years, $21.9 million

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Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:04 AM
Updated: Jul 27, 2012 10:04 AM
Source: Associated Press

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METAIRIE - The agent for Thomas Morstead says the Saints' punter and kickoff specialist has agreed to a six-year extension worth $21.9 million.

Vann McElroy says the deal pays Morstead an average of $3.65 million during the final six years of what now becomes a seven-year deal running through the 2018 season.

That would make Morstead the second-highest paid punter in the NFL behind Oakland's Shane Lechler, whose contract pays about $4 million annually.

New Orleans selected Morstead in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of SMU.

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