According to WWLTV in New Orleans, Saints owner Tom Benson indicated that they are close to getting a deal done with quarterback Drew Brees.
Benson made the announcement during a press conference on Friday to announce that he had purchased the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA.
“I talked to Drew Brees this morning, personally, and told him what was going on and he was very excited about it. He’s due in next week and we close. You know how those things work, and it just takes a little more time, a little patience and we’ve got a few other things going on with the draft and players that’s keeping us real busy. We haven’t forgotten about him. We work on it every day. As I told you, I talked to him personally this morning. He felt very good about us getting involved with this club, with the Hornets. I think that (contract for Brees) will be done shortly.”
What’s interesting about Benson’s comments is that there was a report earlier today that the Saints and Brees haven’t been talking. It looks like he’s just trying to make his fans not worry about Brees’ situation despite the fact that he won’t be at next week’s offseason workouts.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone