Saints re-sign OL Calvin Throckmorton to one-year contract extension
Here’s some good news for Calvin Throckmorton: NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill reports the offensive linemen has signed a one-year extension to remain with the Saints for 2023, valued at $940,000 (the veteran’s minimum for someone with his experience).
That’s noteworthy because Throckmorton was the team’s only exclusive rights free agent, which qualified him for a one-year offer maxing out at about $825,000. So the Saints gave Throckmorton a little more than they necessarily needed to.
It makes sense to reward him after all of the snaps he’s played the last two years. Since signing with New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon, Throckmorton has started 20 of the 31 games he’s appeared in for relief of Andrus Peat at left guard and Cesar Ruiz at right guard. He’s been an important player for the Saints up front, and odds are they’ll be calling his number again in 2023.
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