Pierre Thomas Signs 1-Year Tender but Still Holding Out for More

Pierre Thomas has finally signed the original 1-year tender the Saints offered the restricted free agent, per Adam Schefter and Jason LaCanfora on Twitter... 

A score in New Orleans: Saints running back Pierre Thomas signed his restricted free agent tender today.

Saints RB Pierre Thomas has signed his contract tender, according to a league source. Still hopes to get long-term deal at some point.

Not surprising this happened just before the June 15th deadline, which would have meant the Saints could have reduced Pierre's offer had he still remained unsigned. 

Last week Thomas' agent, Lamont Smith, sounded threatening when asked what he would do if the Saints didn't up their original offer...

"We have a plan."    

I guess the plan was simply to sign the offer. Score one for Mickey Loomis on this one. The only question now is whether or not there is bad blood between Thomas and the organization. According to WWLTV , that may very well be the case. The Flying Frenchman will continue to hold out for a long-term contract and has only signed the offer to save the nearly one million dollars he would have lost following the deadline. 

On a sidenote, LaCanfora also has an update on Lance Moore, another Saints restricted free agent yet to sign his tender...

Saints WR Lance Moore will sign his tender this week. June 15 deadline not significant for him. More upcoming on NFL.com    

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