New Orleans Saints Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: The Saints signed Bushrod to a one-year contract Friday, Mike Triplett of reports.
Impact: Bushrod underwent surgery on his right arm in January but doesn't expect to have any issues for the 2018 season. The 33-year-old was also sidelined the final six games of 2017 with a foot injury.
News: Morstead (ribs) signed a five-year extension with the Saints on Friday, Joel A. Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Impact: Morstead was entering the final year of his previous contract with New Orleans and his extension likely lowers the $4.9 million charge he was set to count against the team's cap in 2018. At the same time, team management also locked up one of the best punters in the game for the foreseeable future. However, it isn't clear where Morstead stands in his recovery from torn cartilage in his ribs -- an injury he played through during the Saints' most recent playoff run.
News: Okafor (Achilles) is re-signing with the Saints on a two-year, $10 million contract, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Impact: After signing a one-year deal with New Orleans last offseason, Okafor put together an excellent 2017 campaign in which he amassed a career-high 43 tackles to go along with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 10 games before tearing an Achilles. The 2013 fourth-rounder subsequently decided to test his worth on the open market and had a confirmed visit to Tampa Bay this offseason, but it's now apparent he'll stay with the Saints for the time being. If he can secure the starting left defensive end role in advance of the regular season -- while avoiding any hiccups in his rehab -- Okafor should be firmly on the IDP radar while playing opposite 2017 first-team All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Okafor is on track to be ready for Week 1.