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Srgt. Hulka 07-10-2012 06:55 PM

Report: Drew Brees may skip Saints training camp
 
The game of chicken between Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints continues to take on increasingly serious overtones.

With less than a week left for the record-setting quarterback and his team to replace his one-year franchise tag with a muti-year contract, Brees is pondering a training camp holdout, per ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Report: Drew Brees may skip Saints training camp


Drew Brees won't sign franchise tender, won't show up for training camp if long-term deal isn't reached with New Orleans Saints: ESPN report

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported, via sources, that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees won't sign the franchise tag tender and has no plans to show up for training camp if a long-term contract isn't reached by the July 16 deadline. According to ESPN, Brees is still seeking a five-year deal worth $20.5 million per year, while the Saints' last offer was for $19.25 million per year.

This threat shouldn't come as much of a surprise. It has always loomed over these contract negotiations as the doomsday scenario. And it is Brees' best leverage as he tries to get the Saints to increase their contract offer. As of 3 p.m. central time on Monday, Brees and the Saints can no longer sign a long-term deal until after the season. They can only sign a one-year deal.

Drew Brees won't sign franchise tender, won't show up for training camp if long-term deal isn't reached with New Orleans Saints: ESPN report - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com

The Dude 07-10-2012 06:56 PM

Great. We have 2 months more of this ****.

dizzle88 07-10-2012 07:16 PM

Really drew? 19.25 mil is not enough for you?

I won't even earn a 16th of that figure in my lifetime, if it isn't enough and he sits so be it

|Mitch| 07-10-2012 07:41 PM

This is coming from ESPN, enough said right there :rolleyes:

Drew himself has said he won't hold-out, and at this point in time I'll believe Drew over anything from ESPN...

Cruize 07-10-2012 07:53 PM

He hasn't missed anything important yet.

ChrisXVI 07-10-2012 08:05 PM

It may be from ESPN but after a year of the Saints wanting to work out a new contract with him and Drew having Tom Condon as an agent... I'm kinda willing to believe it. If an entire year wasn't enough time to get a deal done I'm not real optimistic that 6 days is.

AlaskaSaints 07-10-2012 08:16 PM

LOL

And I actually pulled for this greedy MF'r to break all records at the close of last season.

Knowing what I know now I wish he would have been pulled just shy and not played again until the playoffs.

I just don't see how this equates to TEAM UNITY that he preaches.

Alaska

Budsdrinker 07-10-2012 08:42 PM

There is no reason for a deal to be signed until the 16th at 3:00. Other than players being arrested there isn't any football news. They have to talk about something. Who are these sources that say what's been offered? Is it the same sources from the bounty stories? If a deal isn't reached by Monday then we can blast whomever we feel is at fault. Until then let's just drink another one and wait it out.

AlaskaSaints 07-10-2012 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Budsdrinker (Post 417647)
There is no reason for a deal to be signed until the 16th at 3:00. Other than players being arrested there isn't any football news. They have to talk about something. Who are these sources that say what's been offered? Is it the same sources from the bounty stories? If a deal isn't reached by Monday then we can blast whomever we feel is at fault. Until then let's just drink another one and wait it out.

The voice of reason...

Thanks, John!

Alaska

The Dude 07-10-2012 09:41 PM

If he signs the tag I say we just bench him to teach him a lesson.


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