Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brees, Saints at Impasse in Contract Negotiations

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Brees, Saints at Impasse in Contract Negotiations

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Drew Brees won't have a new contract in place before the New Orleans Saints kick off training camp, unless something changes in the next few days, according to sources.

Starting quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco received long-term extensions in the offseason. Brees said that he and the Saints haven't resumed negotiations in three months.

"Not sure why things have not progressed," said Brees, who is heading into the final year of his contract.

"They made an offer in March, we made an offer shortly thereafter, but there has been no talk since."

Brees, 37, has suggested in the past that deadlines usually spur action in contract talks like these -and there has been no real deadline in place so far, with the Saints content to let him play out the year with a salary-cap figure of $30 million. …

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