METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who has been New Orleans’ sack leader in six of the past seven seasons, has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the extension, which follows the two years left on his current contract and runs through 2023, is not expected to be signed until Wednesday morning and has not been announced.
Jordan, who spoke after a minicamp practice on Tuesday, said an extension had not been signed, but hinted that a verbal agreement was in place and stressed that he intends to play in New Orleans as long as possible.
“We might dance tonight,” Jordan said. “My son’s fourth birthday might be a little better today. My daughter turns 1 tomorrow, so someone’s going to have a heck of a birthday.
“I’ve always said it’s not about being the highest-paid player for me; I’ve got personal goals,” Jordan said. “As embedded as I am in this community, as much as I love this place, as much as my family is at…