Saints Owner Tom Benson Says Their Close To Deal With Drew Brees [Poll]
Even though it is reported that a deal is close, reports say that Drew Brees will not show up today for the teams voluntary without a new contract in hand.
Drama in the Big Easy. How long do you think it will take for the Saints to get a deal done with Drew? Take our poll.
ESPN is reporting:
Drew Brees, who reportedly won't report to the start of the New Orleans Saints' voluntary workouts without a new contract in hand, talked to Tom Benson on Friday morning and was "close" on a new deal, the owner said.
"I talked to Drew Brees this morning. ... He is due in next week. We're close," Benson said during a news conference announcing his purchase of the NBA's New Orleans Hornets.
But Brees has said he does not want to play under the franchise tag, which amounts to a one-year deal with no long-term security in the case of an injury.
The Saints begin voluntary organized workouts on Monday, and Brees will not attend without a renewed deal, a source close to Brees said, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
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