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Tom Condon expects Drew Brees extension talks in a couple of weeks

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The Saints have expressed confidence that they will get an extension done with quarterback Drew Brees that both ensures he’ll remain in New Orleans beyond the 2016 season and that the team will lower Brees’ cap hit from $30 million.

General Manager Mickey Loomis has said that it isn’t mandatory to get that cap reduction before free agency opens on Wednesday afternoon and it doesn’t sound like there’s much chance that will happen. Brees’ agent Tom Condon was a guest on the Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday and said that talks are expected to happen at some point down the road.

“The club had the right to renegotiate for cap purposes during the life of the contract and has done that, which pushed the cap number to $30 million this year,” Condon said. “That’s where it stands right now. I’m guessing that we’ll probably have some conversations with the Saints in the next couple weeks or so.”

Condon added that he thought the Saints could live with the $30 million cap hit for this season and they could make other moves to create cap space, but the team doesn’t have a lot of it to use on a leaky defense a few hours from free agency.

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9 Responses to “Tom Condon expects Drew Brees extension talks in a couple of weeks”
  1. iammrbinky says: Mar 9, 2016 6:33 AM

    Today’s Drew Brees is not worth that cap hit and to think that they can live with it shows why the Saints will be non contenders yet again.

  2. eljefedelmundo says: Mar 9, 2016 7:01 AM

    Is Dennis the answer?

    Is Dennis with a flashy FA pass rusher the answer?

    Is Dennis with seven new D men from FA and the draft the answer?

    We. Must. Have. An. Answer. (Drew ain’t gonna be awesome forever)

  3. babyjunkie says: Mar 9, 2016 7:23 AM

    WEEK$?!? No rush, I suppose, to rid themselves of mediocrity. Hell0, 8-8!

    -a season ticket holder since pre-Katrina

  4. mortyglickstein says: Mar 9, 2016 8:01 AM

    Drew MEES First, team later.

  5. corky2141 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:30 AM

    So his contract is handcuffing them through almost all of free agency. With around 8 million to spend (according to OvertheCap), including what would be needed for draft picks, why not sit on his salary this year rather than extend a guy that is already 37 late into the off season? They won’t really be able to spend that cash this year, so why not roll the dice & see what happens before extending him into his 40s while also giving him more guaranteed money.

  6. sb44champs says: Mar 9, 2016 10:38 AM

    Today’s Drew Brees is not worth that cap hit and to think that they can live with it shows why the Saints will be non contenders yet again.
    ========================
    Brees had one of his best seasons in 2015:
    428 for 4870 32 TDs 11 INTs

  7. jfcol says: Mar 9, 2016 10:58 AM

    Brees’ agent is a reflection of him. Saying that the team will be just fine with a $30 million cap hit for one guy when they have one of the worst defenses in the NFL tells you just how delusional and selfish Brees really is.

  8. sb44champs says: Mar 9, 2016 11:33 AM

    Failcons

  9. lengai says: Mar 9, 2016 3:13 PM

    When we have cap money we bring in duds on mega deals for the defense like Byrd. This may actually help.

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