The Facts: After a season in which the Saints apparently considered getting rid of kicker Garrett Hartley, the team has opted to keep him around, possibly for a lot longer. Hartley and the Saints have agreed to terms on a five-year deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Diehards Line:Hartley would have been a restricted free agent absent the new deal. Terms of the deal are not yet known -- and it should be noted that FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan reports the deal is not final and that the two sides hope to get it done by Friday. ... Stay tuned. More if/when confirmation comes.