By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed their starting right guard on Saturday. This new deal with Cesar Ruiz comes before the start of the NFL season.
Ruiz has agreed to a four-year extension with the team. This new agreement is reportedly worth around $44 million.
He was entering the final season of his rookie contract after being a 2020 draft pick by the team. The Saints previously declined his fifth-year option.
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Now, with this new deal, Ruiz will be with the team through at least the 2027 season.
He has made 40 starts after being the 24th overall pick in the 2020 Draft. He has played in 46 regular season games overall.
He has spent the majority of his time on the line at right guard. However, Ruiz has also played some time at center.
Ruiz will be one of the five men, who will protect Derek Carr this season. Carr signed with the Saints this off-season after being released by the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this year.
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The Saints host the Tennessee Titans in their first game of the 2023 season.
Their offensive line is expected to consist of Trevor Penning and Andrus Peat on the left side. Erik McCoy is expected to be their center.
Ruiz and Ryan Ramczyk are expected to play on the right side.
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