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Saints extend punter Thomas Morstead

New Orleans Saints v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18: Punter Thomas Morstead #6 and kicker Wil Lutz #3 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate after kicking a field goal in the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Saints are doing business with a heavy heart, but they’re still doing business.

Punter Thomas Morstead just put out word that he had signed a new five-year contract extension.

The 32-year-old Morstead was entering the final year of his previous contract, and has been a consistent performer for the Saints. He also earned some points for toughness in the playoffs, by playing through a rib injury suffered while making a touchdown-saving tackle.

He also lined up for the anticlimactic extra point after the Vikings miraculous game-winning touchdown, earning the respect of Vikings fans who responded by making more than $100,000 in donations to his charity.

The Saints are proceeding with their offseason moves, the day after the death of owner Tom Benson.