Wednesday, 06 June 2012 18:10
Will New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees agree upon a cool $20.3M
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drew breesESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Live on Wednesday that unsigned franchise player Drew Brees is seeking $20.3 million annually in longterm contract talks with the Saints. Pro Football Talk reported on Tuesday that the Saints are offering upwards of $19 million annually.

Per Mort, however, guaranteed money is the sticking point. :"They've had some what I call 'small talk,'" said Mort. "But it's more guarantees that I think is where the main battle ground is fought." Mortensen expects "some movement" in the 2-3 week period before training camp after the arbitrator rules on whether Brees' 2012 franchise tag is void. Brees'; camp wants the price of the3 tag increased because he was franchised by the Chargers in 2004.

Then, here are some recent erlated tweets that tell more of the story:

 

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Ed Staton

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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