A few hours after the Buffalo Bills announced they had re-signed their left tackle the New Orleans Saints did the same, locking down Terron Armstead with a new contract. Armstead was entering the final year of his rookie deal when the Saints handed him a new 5-year deal worth a total of $64.5 million with $25 million fully guaranteed https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/727845672804876288 Armstead’s deal is very similar to that of Cordy Glenn’s, although at just 24 he is arguably a more valuable player to his team than the older Glenn is. Armstead’s supreme athleticism is what makes him such a terrific blocker. He is – relatively – very fast, making him an extremely difficult to beat either off the snap or around the corner. In december Sean Payton said that he wouldn’t swap Armstead for any other lineman, and while I still consider Joe Thomas the best in the business the age difference more than makes up for any gap in on-field production. “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,” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in a statement. With the Saints finally having some breathing room in the salary cap they are likely to get Armstead’s line-mate Max Unger’s contract wrapped up soon as well.