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The rumors continue to circle around Drew Brees and his new contract extension. Originally, ESPN reported the two sides were not anywhere close to agreeing to a deal, but then NBC Sports said the deal was closer than expected. Now, the negotiations are expected to go down to the wire according to NBC Sports. Honestly, that probably does not mean a whole lot to most fans out there because of the confusing reports and interpretation of the word “close”, but fans should take away one thing from this story: the Saints will be in trouble if the deal does not get done. Drew Brees has been the heart and soul of this team, and really the whole city, since the return to the Super Dome in 2006. The Saints are already facing a season without head coach Sean Payton, one would think bringing back Brees as soon as possible would be a priority. But it sure does not seem that way as contract negotiations continued this week. Sure, New Orleans now has a lot of great players and contributors to th...
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