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Expected to make final push before this Sunday. Per BR. Maybe they will finally get it done.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Update: Drew Brees Reportedly Targeting 4yr, $100M Deal From <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://t.co/n2hqvxLkWu">https://t.co/n2hqvxLkWu</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; NFLTradeRumors.co (@nfltrade_rumors) <a href="https://twitter.com/nfltrade_rumors/status/772802049784225792">September 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Bleachereport? Let me guess it's Mike Freeman and one of his "unnamed NFL GMs" giving him the scoop.
 

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Came from La Canfora;

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints and Drew Brees have started chatting again about his contract in the last week. Expect a final push over the next few days before Sun</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/772798134078541824">September 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brees has been seeking a 4yr deal worth $100M I&#39;m told. He doesn&#39;t want to negotiate in-season. We&#39;ll see if something can get done</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/772801730174128128">September 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
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While it would not surprise me to learn that Brees & the Saints have resumed contract negotiations, I don't trust La Canfora with Saints news.

I want to hear it from other sources first.
 

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Came from La Canfora;

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints and Drew Brees have started chatting again about his contract in the last week. Expect a final push over the next few days before Sun</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/772798134078541824">September 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brees has been seeking a 4yr deal worth $100M I&#39;m told. He doesn&#39;t want to negotiate in-season. We&#39;ll see if something can get done</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/772801730174128128">September 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
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I would give him that much with no problem. As long as he would allow us to set it up on a year by year basis where if he decides to retire we are not on the hook for 25 million a year for someone that's not playing. Of course throw an injury guarantee in there. If he wouldn't agree to that though then I say let him go.
 

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I would give him that much with no problem. As long as he would allow us to set it up on a year by year basis where if he decides to retire we are not on the hook for 25 million a year for someone that's not playing. Of course throw an injury guarantee in there. If he wouldn't agree to that though then I say let him go.
Saw another report that he also wants over $60 million guaranteed. If that's the case, I think it is unreasonable at his age.
 

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4 years @ $100 million for Brees is a steal with 1/2 guaranteed. The past ten years have been the best years the Saints have ever had and Brees is largely responsible for that. He deserves to get paid. I would rather have $25 million in dead money going to Brees than any other player we have. Don't we have $35 million in dead money right now? Who's that going to? Did they bring us a Super Bowl?
 

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I'd be comfortable with 4 years/$100million, $60 million guaranteed. I'd even throw in an extra $5 million injury guarantee on top of that 60 just to sweeten the pot.

$25 million per year is what most of us have been speculating. And, depending on structure, gives us extra cap this year for contingency, or possibly one more signing.
 

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Thinking about our kicker situation gives me severe facepalm.

Edit: Meant to post this in the kicker-related thread, somehow it ended up here in the Drew Brees contract thread. But I'm gonna leave it here because it's still true.
 

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