Marshon Lattimore to ink 5-year extension with Saints, have surgery to repair thumb
The New Orleans Saints and Marshon Lattimore have agreed to a contract extension, reports ESPN’s Adma Schefter.
More good New Orleans news: Saints CB Marshon Lattimore has agreed to a five-year, $97.6 million contract extension that could be worth up to $100 million, with $68.3 million guaranteed, per sources. It also includes the largest full guarantee at signing for any CB in NFL history
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2021
The offer will potentially pay him an average of $19.52 million annually, tying him with Marlon Humphrey of the Ravens for the second-highest salary per season for a cornerback in the league, or as much as Jalen Ramsey of the Rams atop the salary list for the position.
In Sunday’s dominating 38-3 victory for New Orleans over Green Bay to open the 2021 season, Lattimore also suffered a thumb injury late in the first half that will require surgery.
Per source, Saints CB Marshon Lattimore suffered a thumb injury during Sunday's win over the Packers. He'll have surgery to repair it.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 13, 2021
UPDATE 9/14: Surgery took place Tuesday.
#Saints Pro Bowl CB Marshon Lattimore is having surgery today to repair a chipped bone in his thumb, source says, and the injury he suffered on Sunday makes him week-to-week. Lattimore agreed to his five-year, nearly $100M deal before the game.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2021
Lattimore played in the second half with a protective cast and will likely wear something similar when he returns to action. He is considered week-to-week.
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