Saints Sign LB Demario Davis To Three-Year Extension

Alvin Kamara isn’t the only Saint with a big new deal. New Orleans has signed linebacker Demario Davis to a three-year extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweets. (FOX’s Erin Andrews was first to report the news).

Rapoport notes that the deal has a base value of $27MM, with $18.35MM of that being guaranteed. He’ll also have Pro Bowl incentives of $500K in each of the three seasons. Davis signed in New Orleans on a three-year, $24MM deal back in March of 2018, and had been scheduled to become a free agent after the year.

As Tom Pelissero of NFL Network tweets the Saints recently tweaked defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins’ deal to clear up $4MM in cap space, perhaps helping to facilitate this deal. A third-round pick of the Jets in 2012, Davis spent the first four years of his career in New York, then spent a year with the Browns, then went back to the Jets.

A first-team All-Pro selection last season, Davis has never missed a game in his eight-year career. In 16 starts last year he had 111 tackles, four sacks, an interception, and 12 passes defended. New Orleans’ defense looked pretty good against Tom Brady in Week 1, and Davis will be a big part of that unit moving forward.

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  1. imindless

    Happy for Demario, dudes played at a high level since he came to saints. Played well today against Tom.

    Brady looks terrible FYI don’t see him coming close to winning another title. If it weren’t for garbage time yardage and td his stat line was pretty awful. Line and run game are equally bad just based off last year.

    • wagner13

      Literally all of my predictions came to fruition. Fournette struggled to get acclimated to the offense, Evans had trouble at half-strength, and the offensive line had trouble countering the Saints’ front.

      That said, I would not count out Brady based on a one game sample. He was facing an elite secondary with a totally different offense. It will definitely take some time to get used to Arians’ system. He will figure it out and Tampa will likely be a solid ten or eleven win team. The problem was “analysts” such as Skip Bayless assuming Brady would instantly dominate the league from the outset. Remember, Peyton Manning struggled with Denver to begin the season before improving as 2012 progressed

      • imindless

        @wagner Tom hasnt been good in about 2 years. Throwing a staggering amount of ints in crucial moments. Pff had him middle of all qbs last 2 years….that’s why pats moved on. I’m willing to bet pats have more success than bucs do with an aging qb. Right now pats are the 3rd best team in division.

        Saints looked flat today and had a lot of missed big plays I’d expect come game 2 the saints could put 45+ points on bucs d if they execute their game plan better. Outside of some bad pi calls and garbage time yardage he looked scared with the constant pressure.

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