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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TXGSP Is this the same "league source" that leaked all the OVERWHELMING evidence regarding a Bounty System involving 22-27 Saints players? You sure it is Condon... The league has to approve any contract that gets agreed to. ...

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by TXGSP View Post
Is this the same "league source" that leaked all the OVERWHELMING evidence regarding a Bounty System involving 22-27 Saints players?



You sure it is Condon...

The league has to approve any contract that gets agreed to. The grievance regarding the franchise tag could have a few additional clauses that either side wants to add.
This is sure getting ugly, we tried to sign a contract a year ago but he declined and now he has declined two offers for highest paid player, pending a 3rd offer

They are milking us for every penny, the money that will be needed at other positions when they begin to struggle, we will now not be able to address those positions
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #12
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We don't know exactly what is holding the deal up, maybe its the finer details of it, maybe Drew wants a bit more than they have offered. Or like someone mentioned maybe its the up front $$$ or the guaranteed $$$. Whatever it is, I hope they get it hammered out soon and we can relax and get ready for training camp to begin.
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I think he wants a load up front. A huge sum up front and he signs.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #14
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It's about the guaranteed money...

...and I'll say it - the deal won't be worth it, play him under the franchise tag this year and turn him loose next season...

If he get's hurt at his age and his health hx, we will be crippled with that contract...

We've got some up and coming players that are gonna need salary cap room for their contracts...

I just don't like where this is going and Brees needs to be the voice of reason and close this deal...
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #15
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I think he wants a load up front. A huge sum up front and he signs.
Isn't that what got the Skins and Cowgals in trouble during the "UNCAPPED" season. They lost cap room this season due to front loaded contracts the league had approved.
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Be glad he is holding out.......

If we wasn't, it would have been his thumb that was broken and not Chase's...

Best thing to do is to ignore all the rhetoric from the people you would normally not pay any attention to, but because "Brees contract" is in their article or tweet everyone reads it...

Let this play out..
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TXGSP View Post
Isn't that what got the Skins and Cowgals in trouble during the "UNCAPPED" season. They lost cap room this season due to front loaded contracts the league had approved.
No it wasn't... They got in trouble because they rewrote existing contracts to put the load all into the uncapped year... Those were not restructured contracts to spread the pay out through capped years, or new contracts...

Its not so much about the loading as it is the guaranteed that Drew wants. Front loading screws up cap and Drew knows that, guaranteed does not screw up cap space.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #18
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Be glad he is holding out.......

If we wasn't, it would have been his thumb that was broken and not Chase's...

Best thing to do is to ignore all the rhetoric from the people you would normally not pay any attention to, but because "Brees contract" is in their article or tweet everyone reads it...

Let this play out..
Let's play this out......Alright, if we have to.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #19
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We could sign him and trade him. I love Brees but at 33 how many more years are truly left, #1 picks for x amount of years we may get lucky. I don't like being taken advantage of and if this article is true that is what he he is doing.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:44 PM   #20
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I think this further corroborates the theory he's in contact with Sean Payton.
I'm as nervous as anyone else and wish this would just get done.
He can't. Brees is still and employee of the NFL and Payton can have no contact with an NFL player without permission.
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