If New Orleans can't come to an agreement with Brees by Wednesday, $18 million in dead money would count toward the team's salary cap for 2018. That may be less than Brees could have made with another team or if he'd fully pressed his leverage, but Brees said that wasn't his top priority.
One of the most prized free agents in the National Football League this year is starting to see teams step up. "He's the greatest player in Saints history, and we get to watch him retire here in New Orleans", said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert.
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If they can get a linebacker who can stay on the field, maybe even for all three downs, [it would be a big help]. And Sherman called Detroit coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn; incentive package too rich for Detroit's blood.
Brees, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, threw for 4,334 yards last season as the Saints reached the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
Brees signed a five-year contract extension with the Saints in 2016, although it included an automatic void after two years - thus making him eligible for free agency this offseason.
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Conte says his situation with Lippi taught him to value the team above himself and he went on to become Juventus captain. Zaha was back following a knee injury, but Hodgson did not regret leaving the forward out of the starting XI.
If the Vikings pursue Brees too much and he ends up signing with New Orleans again, they may miss out on Kirk Cousins. Minnesota can offer more money, a better receiving corps and the kind of defense the Saints have never been able to build for their quarterback.
In the process, Brees and the Saints became a symbol of New Orleans' resurgence after the storm that flooded 80 percent of the city, flourishing together during the past decade-plus of recovery.
Brees needs 1,496 yards to break Manning's record of 71,940.
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The soldier received none-life threatening injuries to his left arm and was taken to hospital. At least four shots had been fired.