Found March 01, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:
I hate using this as my start since it is New Orleans but could another hurricane be brewing in the Gulf? There’s a report from Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports saying that the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees are far apart on a contract, about $5 million per year. That’s a pretty big number especially when you consider how much Brees has meant to this team and his high level of play. That was the word coming out of the NFL scouting combine this past week, when Saints general manager Mickey Loomis tried to define Brees as “very good” when the quarterback was called “great,” according to three league sources. All three sources were asking Loomis why it was taking so long to sign Brees to a contract extension. Loomis’ answer spoke volumes. (Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports) As of Thursday, the sides remain roughly $5 million a year apart on a new contract.(Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports) It amazes me to hear that Mickey Loomis doesn’t consider Drew Brees a great quarterback. He’s without a d...

Report: Saints give Brees the tag

The Saints have reportedly placed the franchise tag on Drew Brees. The hope is still to work out a long-term extension, but New Orleans is dealing with one extremely big distraction.

Report: Saints, Brees $5 million apart in talks

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are reportedly $5 million apart per year on a long-term contract extension. Yahoo! Sports reported that the Saints are making moves to help close the gap with Brees in advance of Monday's deadline for teams to place franchise tags on players. However, one of the reasons the team has been unable to reach a deal with Brees, according to the...

Saints offered Drew Brees around $18 million per year

Saints GM Mickey Loomis reportedly might not think Drew Brees is a “great” quarterback, but he’s certainly willing to pay him like one. After speaking with league sources, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the Saints offered an extension to Brees last season that was “in the range” of $18 million per year. That offer has since increased, and Brees’ next deal “most...

Saints GM Mickey Loomis reportedly arguing Drew Brees is very good, not great

Any complications the Saints have in agreeing to a contract extension with Drew Brees should be minor. When you step back and analyze the situation, you have to wonder what the holdup is. Brees is not exactly young (33), but he’s at the peak of his game. He’s coming off a 46-touchdown season, which was his fourth straight year over 30 touchdown passes. He also brought a Super...

Saints GM: 'I have always thought of Drew (Brees) as a great player'

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis took issue with a Yahoo! Sports report that he believed quarterback Drew Brees was "very good" - but not great. Loomis told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that Brees is very much respected and that the team is working to sign him to a long-term contract prior to Monday's deadline. "I have always thought of Drew...

Saints Nation: Drew Brees Negotiations Getting Ugly

I always thought Brees' contract situation resolving itself quickly and amicably was a more than reasonable thing to hope for, but apparently that wasn't meant to be. I still remain steadfast in my faith that things will get done before the Saints are forced to franchise tag him in 48 hours, and I refuse to buy into the media hype that things are critical for one second until...

Sources: Brees, Saints still well apart on deal

Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still remain a ways apart in their efforts to produce a long-term contract, according to league sources.

Saints franchise Drew Brees

There is more to talk about than bounties with the New Orleans Saints. As first reported by NFL insider Jay Glazer, the Saints used their franchise tag Saturday afternoon on quarterback Drew Brees. The move means that one of the league's top passers will remain in New Orleans for at least the 2012 NFL season. reported that Brees was given the...

Saints could lose Nicks and Colston if Brees is franchised

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees remain about $5 million apart from finalizing a new multi-year deal. If the Saints aren’t able to get a deal done with Brees before March 5th, they’ll have to use their franchise tag on Brees, in order to keep him from hitting the open market. If the Saints franchise Brees, they won’t...

Saints Place Franchise Tag on Brees

The New Orleans Saints have placed an exclusive rights franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. Fantasy Spin: Under the tag, Brees cannot talk to any other NFL teams, and guarantees him close to $1M more than the standard franchise designation. The Saints still have until July 16 to reach a long-term deal with the elite gunslinger, but negotiations...

Dear Martin Mayhew: Please Don't Ever Be This Stupid

If there's one thing Lions fans can agree on, it's that GM Martin Mayhew has been worlds better in the front office than Matt Millen ever was. As bad as those 8 seasons were (seriously, how the **** did he last that long?), I would be hard-pressed to believe that even he would dare to claim that Drew Brees is merely "very good." However, this is exactly what New...

Pass rusher Jonathan Hamm transforms into boxer

(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Being cut by the New Orleans Saints hit Jonathan Hamm like a punch to the gut. Now, he's the one delivering those body blows inside the boxing ring. Who knew the pass rusher would be even more adept at socking opponents than sacking quarterbacks? Well, Drew Brees for one - at least in a roundabout way. As a devastated...

Free Agency: Cream of the Crop

This year, the free agent crop in the NFL is massive. Just about every position is loaded with talent. Most of this talent will be finding new homes for the upcoming season. I'm going to show you who the best free agents at each position are, and tell you why they are the best free agent at their position. QB (Peyton Manning is not a free agent yet so he doesn't qualify...
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