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NFL Notes: Drew Brees, Harold Landry, Redskins

Drew Brees

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that one topic that has gone under the radar this summer is the fact that Saints QB Drew Brees could be available next offseason.

Brees is currently in the final year of his two-year, $44.25 million contract that includes three voidable years from 2018-2020. The Saints can’t franchise Brees in 2018 as part of the agreement and he has a no-trade clause, so the team’s options are limited outside of signing him to an extension or reworking his contract.

The Saints will carry a cap figure of $18 million next year whether Brees is on their roster or not.

One potential option tossed out by Joel Corry is for the Saints to turn his 2018 voidable year into a real contract year that would pay him $22 million.

Harold Landry

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Media takes a first look at Boston College DE Harold Landry as part of his ongoing series on NFL.com.

  • According to Jeremiah, Landry is a natural pass rusher, with an explosive first step and good fluidity that allows him to get after opposing quarterbacks.
  • One area where Jeremiah feels Landry could get better is having more power to his game and converting speed to power.
  • Jeremiah mentions that Landry bends better than LSU edge rusher Arden Key and is more consistently disruptive.
  • As for potential NFL comparisons, Jeremiah says Landry reminds him a lot of Falcons DE Vic Beasley and sees some Dee Ford to his game as well.

Redskins

  • Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic considers Josh Norman, Bashaud Breeland, Kendall Fuller, and Quinton Dunbar as the four players who are “locks” to make the Redskins’ 53-man roster this summer.
  • This leaves Fabian Moreau, Josh Holsey, and Dashaun Phillips on the bubble. Although, Tandler admits that Moreau is going to be part of the team in some fashion with the possibility being open that he could start off the year on the PUP list.
  • Tandler considers Shak Randolph and Tevin Homer to be “long shots” to secure roster spots, but adds that they could be in the mix for the team’s 10-man practice squad.