The New York Times is reporting that the New Orleans Saints will sign Camille Palmer, the former Florida State star and current Chicago Bears star, to a one-year contract extension.
According to the report, Palmer will earn $3 million per year and be the team’s starting wide receiver.
The Saints signed him in the spring of 2017 after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Palmer is the second former FSU star to sign a deal with the Saints, joining Mike Evans.
He joins Deonte Thompson who signed a one year deal with New Orleans in April 2018.
The team will pay Palmer $1.5 million in base salary and $1 million in incentives.
He’ll also be eligible for $2 million in salary cap space next season.
It will be interesting to see how he will perform in the role of slot receiver for the Saints.
He caught just 14 passes in two games for the Bears last season, but was a top-three wide receiver in the league for four seasons before moving to wide receiver for Chicago.
He was a two-time Pro Bowler, and was also an NFL MVP in 2016.
The Bears also signed former Buffalo Bills receiver T.J. Graham in the offseason.
He signed a two year deal last offseason, and the Bears also re-signed former New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker in 2019.
Both of those players have a long history in the NFL, and were a key part of their teams success in the divisional round last year.
Palmer will be the second FSU player to sign with the Chicago Bears this offseason, joining former Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Palmer has also signed contracts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals.
The former Florida state star spent the last three seasons with the Panthers, playing in 546 games.
Palmer and former Chicago Bears wide receiver Dwayne Bowe spent time in Jacksonville last season.
Palmer had 6,564 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns in seven seasons with FSU.
He finished his career with 1,069 receptions for 2,965 yards and 30 touchdowns.