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Saints sign UAPB alum Terron Armstead to five-year deal

Three years ago, Terron Armstead moved his way up NFL Draft boards during workouts and wound up getting picked in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. On Tuesday the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff product signed a five-year extension with the team.

“I’m extremely grateful and blessed for this opportunity,” Armstead said. “I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Benson, Mickey Loomis, Coach Payton and the entire organization for the faith they have shown in me and my abilities. I would not be as fortunate as I am today if it were not for the faith and support of my family, teammates, coaches and the fans of the New Orleans Saints. I look forward to working hard along with my teammates to reach our ultimate goal of bringing another championship to this great city. I love this city!”

Armstead amazed scouts by running a blazing 4.71 40-yard dash as a 6’5, 306 pound tackle at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2013. He was selected in the third round of that draft (75th overall), and after starting just two games as a rookie, he’s started all 27 he’s played in since 2014.

Armstead is also the highest selected player in an NFL Draft since 2008, when Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie went 16th overall and Hampton’s Kendall Langford went 66th overall.

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