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Sports Writing, May 2 (EFE) .- The defensive deep champion in the Super Bowl LIV of the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tyrann Mathieu, signed a contract on Monday that will link him to the New Orleans Saints until 2024 for 33 million Dollars.
Mathieu was ranked sixth on the NFL’s official website’s top 101 free agent list.
The one who was the owner of the jersey with the number 32 in the Chiefs, with whom he played two Super Bowls of which he triumphed in one, closed the previous season with 76 total tackles, 60 solo and three interceptions.
The defender came to the NFL via the Arizona Cardinals, a team that selected him in the third round of the 2013 Draft.
In 2015 he had the best season of his career, reporting 89 combined tackles, 80 singles, 17 interceptions and his first Pro Bowl call. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mathieu renewed his power as a defensive back upon his arrival with the Chiefs in 2019, squad in which in addition to winning his championship ring he got two selections to the Pro Bowl, 2020 and 2021.
Heading into his 10th season in the NFL, 29-year-old Tyrann Mathieu will add his leadership to a Saints defense filled with young talent.
Cornerbacks Alontae Taylor, 23, a second-round pick in this year’s Draft; Paulson Adebo, 22, with one year as a professional; and Marshon Lattimore, 25; as well as the experience of 28-year-old free safety Kenneth Lamar Williams.
In other relevant free agency moves this Monday, the San Francisco 49ers extended for one year the contract of cornerback Jason Verrett, who came to coach Kyle Shanahan’s team in 2019, since then he has played 15 games in three seasons.
In Kansas City, the Chiefs signed cornerback Lonnie Johnson, who in 2021 played for the Houston Texans, a squad that took him in the second round of the 2019 Draft.
With the Texans, Johnson started 19 of 44 games over three seasons. He has 172 tackles, 13 passes defensed and three interceptions.
The AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals have retained punter Kevin Huber for another year, who will be in his 15th season on the team, the longest tenured player on the Bengals. EFE
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Tyrann Mathieu, Super Bowl LIV champion with Chiefs, signs with Saints