Photos of Terron Armstead from the 2015 regular season. Photos by Michael C. Hebert (New Orleans Saints photos)
The New Orleans Saints have signed offensive tackle Terron Armstead to a five-year contract extension. The announcement was made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. With the extension, Armstead is under contract with the Saints for six years through the 2021 season.
"I'm extremely grateful and blessed for this opportunity," said Armstead. "I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Benson, Mickey Loomis, Coach Payton and the entire organization for the faith they have shown in me and my abilities. I would not be as fortunate as I am today if it were not for the faith and support of my family, teammates, coaches and the fans of the New Orleans Saints. I look forward to working hard along with my teammates to reach our ultimate goal of bringing another championship to this great city. I love this city!"
"I am excited that we have been able to reach an agreement with Terron to keep him as a member of the New Orleans Saints," said Loomis. "Terron is a valuable and important piece to our offense and has shown that he is one of the top players in the game today. The dedication, talent and skill that Terron has demonstrated to begin his career both on the field and off the field have been an asset to the organization and the community and we are pleased that he will be a valuable member of our team for many years to come."
The 6-5, 304-pound Armstead was selected by the Saints in the third round (75th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft from Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Armstead has become a mainstay at left tackle on the New Orleans offensive line since entering the starting lineup in week 15 of his rookie campaign in 2013. Over the span of his three-year NFL career, he has appeared in 33 games with 29 starts. During his first two full seasons in the starting line-up (2014-15), the Saints were the NFL's top offensive unit averaging over 407 yards per game.