According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees still aren’t close with getting a long-term extension completed. If a deal isn’t done by Monday, the Saints will slap Brees with the franchise tag so he won’t be able to hit the open market.
Once Brees is tagged, the Saints will have until July 15th to get a deal done and remove the franchise tag for the 2012 season. Once that date passes, he’ll be forced to play the entire season under the tag.
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