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Report: Saints & Drew Brees Only $2 Million Apart

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees are only $2 million per year apart on a long-term contract extension.

You get the feeling they’ll get something done,” Clayton said. “It’s just going to be weeks, a couple of days, could take them a month. But overall, they’ve moved closer, not in the last couple of weeks, but at least a couple of weeks ago.”

If this is accurate, it’s absolutely great news for the Saints, as they could obviously use their leader at the start of training now that Sean Payton is out for the year. Both Brees and Saints owner Tom Benson have been optimistic that a deal will eventually get done, so it would be surprising to see this get situated in the coming weeks.

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