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Saints have the weekend to sign Drew Brees before other teams come calling

Brees can have his agent represent him in negotiations starting next week.
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Before we get to the juicy Drew Brees rumors that are going bonkers online, just remember what Brees told Ellen Degeneres just before the Super Bowl. 

“Of course I’m coming back. I’m a Saint for life. I’m a New Orleans Saint for life," said Brees

Now, if money matters to a guy who's already made close to $200 million in his career, then maybe there is a chance that Brees signs with a new team when free agency begins next week.

According to Pro Football Talk, Brees will be allowed to receive contract offers from other teams beginning Monday, which is massive considering earlier reports said Brees was off limits to other teams until March 14th, the first day of the free agent signing period. 

It also puts added pressure on the Saints to get a deal done this weekend before other teams can persuade him to leave – if that's even possible. 

Pro Football Talk adds

"At last report, the two sides planned to meet and talk parameters last week in Indianapolis. Those discussions occurred amid statements of high confidence from coach Sean Payton and G.M. Mickey Loomis that a deal will be done. But those discussions have led to no concrete signs that a deal is coming."

Minnesota is in "win now" mode and doing so will likely require that they sign a high caliber starting quarterback, and Brees and Kirk Cousins are the only two set to hit the open market. 

But so confident am I that they won't get Brees, I, Joseph Nelson, pledge to march stark naked around the U.S. Bank Stadium concourse on opening day if they do.

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