Saints sign DE Jordan to contract extension through 2020

Cameron Jordan had 7.5 sacks last season after recording 12.5 sacks the year before.

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METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints and starting defensive end Cameron Jordan have agreed on a contract extension through the 2020 season.

Jordan’s agent, Doug Hendrickson of Relativity Football, said the five-year extension, signed Tuesday, is worth up to $60 million with $34 million guaranteed.

Jordan was New Orleans’ first of two first-round draft choices in 2011 and was entering the final season of his rookie contract.

He has 29 sacks and five forced fumbles in his career, including a single-season-high 12.5 sacks in 2013. Last season, his sack total dipped to 7.5 as New Orleans’ defense struggled as a whole, ranking 31st in the NFL.