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Drew Brees expects new contract before free agency

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees warms up before NFC practice for NFL football’s Pro Bowl at Kapolei High School, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Kapolei, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)


Contract discussions between the Saints and Drew Brees are underway. It sounds like they are going well.

“There is no doubt in my mind” a contract will get finalized, Brees said on the Dan Patrick Show Thursday. “It’s pretty straight up and should be done here in the next 4-5 weeks.”

We’ve written a few times about all the unrestricted free agents in New Orleans. If Brees is right and he can complete a deal before free agency starts, the Saints will be able to use the franchise tag on a player like Marques Colston or Carl Nicks.