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Saints sign WR Horn to six-year extension

NEW ORLEANS (May 6, 2005) -- Receiver Joe Horn signed a six-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints.

"I'm looking for a bigger house," said Horn, who had one year left on a three-year deal.

Added Saints general manager Mickey Loomis: "Hopefully that will take him through his career and beyond. We're happy to have this behind us."

Horn, a nine-year veteran, has made the Pro Bowl in four of his five seasons with the Saints. He led the Saints in receiving last season with 94 catches for 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"When I came here the Saints gave me an opportunity to make a name for myself and I did that on the football field and off," Horn said. "I look forward to doing what I've done the last five years and that's catching footballs and trying to win a Super Bowl."

Horn is best known for causing controversy in a game against the New York Giants in 2003, when he pulled a cell phone from the goal post padding and pretended to talk on it after a touchdown. He was fined $30,000 by the NFL.

Horn played through much of last season with a gimpy left knee that frequently was swollen, but said that is no longer a concern.

"I feel very good. I've had minor injuries, like a bone bruise that needed time to heal," Horn said. "There were no injuries that needed major offseason surgery to get me back on the football field. ... I ran sprints the other day and I felt good."

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