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Could Nicks Leave New Orleans Saints? Miami Dolphins Brees; Baby Drew
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brees-familyIs the New Orleans Saints two-time Pro Bowler, Carl Nicks—“nicked off” that he would be willing to  depart the Drew Brees-led football team for perhaps,  “greener pastures”?

 According to ESPN,  Nicks might be sending a message to the front office when he told Sirius NFL Radio Tuesday that there haven't been any contract talks with New Orleans yet and that he is thinking the team will sign quarterback Drew Brees before working on him.

“I haven’t talked to (general manager) Mickey (Loomis) at all,’’ said Nicks, who can become an unrestricted free agent on March 13. 

Nicks wasn’t asked if his agent was in contact with the Saints. Nicks said he expects the Saints to first sign quarterback Drew Brees to a new deal. The Saints could put a franchise tag on Nicks for $9.4 million. 

“I’ve heard a lot of rumors of the franchise tag, which is a lot of money,’’ Nicks said. “If you want to pay me, which I’m not a big fan of, what the franchise tag for an offensive lineman is worth, we might as well work on a deal.’’ 

Nicks isn’t the only member of the Saints that has a chance to be designated as a franchise player. If the tag isn’t used on Nicks or Brees, it could be used on wide receiver Marques Colston

Nicks also may have been sending a bit of a message to the front office when asked how he would feel if he is hit with the franchise tag. 

“Yes, I’d be upset if I got franchise tagged, straight up and down,’’ Nicks said.

Nicks has also heard that the team could put the franchise tag on him, which would mean a $9.4 million payday for the 26-year-old, though he said he would be upset to be tagged, ESPN reports.

"I've heard a lot of rumors of the franchise tag, which is a lot of money,'' Nicks said, according to ESPN. "If you want to pay me, which I'm not a big fan of, what the franchise tag for an offensive lineman is worth, we might as well work on a deal."

Drew Brees announced on Sunday night that he and his wife, Brittany, are expecting their third son. The Saints quarterback announced the news on Twitter. CBS writer Larry Holder didn't miss it. The babies Brees are oddly famous. Drew's first son, Baylen, became a mini-celebrity when his dad  held in the aftermath of the Saints' Super Bowl victory a few years ago. Their second son, Bowen, got his name via a Twitter contest to find B-related names. Naturally, the latest  baby news had a twist as well. "Found out the sex of the baby by Brittany baking cupcakes today," Brees tweeted on Sunday. "Bit into the center, all BLUE.Boy #3 is on the way." Congrats to Mr. and Mrs.Bress on their latest piece of great parenting news....

The NFL has a cartoon on its site that one must see…just what if Miami had picked up Brees instead of the New Orleans Saints?  Remember, the Saints were thinking of relocating after Hurricane Katrina ripped off the Superdome’s roof and inundated the city….  

by Ed Staton and Bayoubuzz staff

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Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

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