Saints extend P Morstead 6 years, $21.9 million
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.