New Orleans Saints and Michael Thomas reach new deal

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New Orleans Saints star Michael Thomas is reportedly now the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history.

Thomas’ agent says the Saints and Thomas have agreed on a new five-year, $100 million contract. The contract pays Thomas about $61 million in guaranteed salary and bonuses.

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According to NFL Network, the deal makes Thomas the first non-quarterback offensive player to sign a $100 million contract.

At training camp last week, quarterback Drew Brees spoke highly of Thomas. “He’s a really versatile player. It’s not like he just lines up in one place and everyone targets him. We move him around a lot and allow him to do many different things.”

The agreement brings to an end Thomas’ training camp holdout that spanned five practices.