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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is "livid" about being franchise tagged and not receiving a long-term deal, according to WIST-AM New Orleans.The radio station cites sources in the Brees camp that he will not sign the franchise tag deal. Brees and the Saints have until July 15 to work out a long-term contract. If a deal isn't struck, Brees must sign the franchise tag deal or hold out.The 33-year-old will earn a base salary of $14.4 million next season if he signs the franchise deal.Brees set NFL single-season records with 478 completions, 5,476 passing yards and a completion percentage of 71.2.
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Reports out of New Orleans indicate that Saints QB Drew Brees is "livid" over the team electing to place the team's franchise tag on him and sources say he will not sign the franchise tag deal.
The past week has been one of the more trying periods in franchise history for the Saints, which is saying quite a bit considering what they went through in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina.
Adding insult to injury, the latest news out of New Orleans casts an even darker cloud over the team as quarterback Drew Brees is reported to be “livid” over being franchise tagged prior...
According to Larry Holder of CBSSports.com, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is “livid” about receiving the franchise tag and not getting a long-term contract done.
There are some indications from Brees’ camp that he might hold out if a new long-term deal isn’t completed before the season begins.
The Saints and Brees have until July 15th to get something done. ...
The hits keep on coming for the New Orleans Saints. With severe penalties on the horizon from Bountygate, Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees is said to be “livid” about being tagged as the Saints franchise player. Apparently Brees will not sign it. If he doesn’t sign, he’ll probably be holding out once training camp starts. Just what the Saints need.
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