The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with Pro-Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs on a five-year contract worth $36 million, including a $10 million bonus.
Saints vice president of communications Greg Bensel made the news official via his Twitter account:
Per Mickey Loomis- Saints Agree to Terms on Five-Year Deal with G Ben Grubbs
This is the first free agent addition the Saints have made thus far. General manager Mickey Loomis also released a statement regarding the signing:
"Our offensive line has been an integral part of our team's success on offense over the last six seasons," said Loomis. "We're excited that Ben will be a New Orleans Saint and think he will prove to be an outstanding fit to our offensive line and our team both on and off the field. Ben comes to us from an offense in Baltimore that experienced a lot of success, both running the football and in pass protection. He was a big part of that and we believe that he can come right in and fit into our program without missing a beat."