Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 3/8/12

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Drew Brees #9 (R) and Mark Brunell #11 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate after their 31-28 overtime win against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Things just keep spiraling downward in New Orleans. In the midst of BountyGate, the Saints slapped Drew Brees with the franchise tag on Monday after failing to come to terms on a long-term deal. Well, it didn’t sit too well with the record-setting quarterback, who was said to be “livid” shortly after receiving the designation. Now it appears Brees is taking his unhappiness a step further. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune appeared on PFT Live Thursday, saying that he expects Brees not to sign the franchise tender, nor show up for offseason workouts next month. Duncan, a longtime Saints beat reporter, also noted that Brees’ “team-first” image would be tarnished, and he could get “heat” from the rest of the club if he followed through with these intentions.
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