NEW ORLEANS — The Saints have reached an agreement with Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan on a contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2023, ESPN insider Adam Schefter Tweeted Tuesday.

Jordan, who had two years left on his current deal, could have become a free agent after the 2020 season.

The deal, worth $52.5 million, $42 million of it guaranteed, is one of the richest for a defensive end, according to Schefter's report. 

For the past seven seasons, Jordan has averaged 10 sacks per year and he’s coming off of a season where he recorded 12 sacks.

He is also a steady performer for the team, having started every game for the Saints for those seven seasons – 112 games in all. His rookie year he started 15 out of 16 games.