Report: Saints, Drew Brees negotiations will go down to the July 16th wire

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According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the contract talks between the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees will likely go down to the July 16th wire.  If a deal doesn’t get done by then, Brees will have to play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag.

I strongly believe that if a deal isn’t finalized before the July 16th deadline, Brees will hold out for the season and not risk getting injured before he gets paid.