NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - Pierre Thomas has signed a two year extension with the Saints, keeping the running back in New Orleans through the 2016 season.
The Saints will start the 2014 season with Thomas, Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson in the offensive backfield.
Darren Sproles is currently on the Saints roster, but is expected to be traded in the near future.
Thomas ran the ball 147 times last year gaining 549 yards and scoring two touchdowns. The running back also had 77 receptions for 513 yards.
The Saints signed former Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd Tuesday night filling a huge void left with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins.
Byrd, a three time pro bowl safety, was considered by many to be the number one free agent on the market.