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Old 03-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Saints use franchise tender on Brees; QB's figure $14.4 million

Brees was designated an exclusive rights franchise player, which prevents Brees from having the ability to negotiate with other teams and secures him as the Saints quarterback in 2012.

The Saints' decision to use their tag on Brees adds another twist to what has been a surprisingly contentious round of negotiations between the Saints and their Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier this week that frustration had built with Brees, and the team planned to franchise him barring a late development, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The franchise tag figure for quarterbacks in 2012 is $14.4 million.

The development with Brees comes in the wake of a "bounty" scandal that has rocked the Saints organization. The NFL revealed Friday that 22-27 Saints defenders and then-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams administered a "pay for performance" system from 2009-2011 that included "bounty" payments.



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Old 03-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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They just had to put that bounty **** in there huh..keep dumping fuel on the fire.
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So much for Brees wanting to keep the F'ing team in tact.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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So much for Brees wanting to keep the F'ing team in tact.
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Yeah, as long as i get my money. I wonder how people will feel about him in New Orleans.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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If they were offering him $18+ million a year in a multi year deal and he didn't take it, he and his agent were simply not smart. Now, God forbid, if he has a serious injury, he will never get another shot at that kind of money. And it's not impossible to franchise him again next year. Making the window of him getting paid $40+ million guaranteed even less likely. As far as the Saints are concerned, they did what they had to do. Now, at the worst, they can keep Nicks or Colston.
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I wonder if he was thinking this just might be his last big money contract ! Greedy Greedy Greedy !
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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Just shows he should have taken 18 mil when he had the chance, now he gets an even lower figure
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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He's got more mouths to feed. A million dollars doesn't go as far as it used to.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #9
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Yeah, as long as i get my money. I wonder how people will feel about him in New Orleans.
Regardless of this contract speculation people should keep in mind that this man helped bring a championship to the Saints.

Nobody knows what's truly going on with these contract talks except the people involved in creating it. It's weird to see some people turn on him after what he's done for us as fans.
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Well at that tag number the Saints have $3.5M more to use on Nicks' or Colston's contract than they would've with the $18M they offered Brees.


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