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Drew Brees' contract situation with the New Orleans Saints is not unusual, just unnecessary

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We all thought it might be different with Brees and the Saints, him being such a "team guy," and the Saints being so devoted to him. We all thought Brees might offer a hometown discount, while the Saints offered a blank check. So, yes, Brees is worth a blank check. And, yes, the Saints are worthy of a hometown discount. And, no, the Saints shouldn't take advantage of Brees' team-first attitude, hoping he'll settle for less. And, no, Brees shouldn't try to squeeze every last penny out of a team that is already slammed pretty tight against the salary cap and will be in the near future. The worst part is they all understand this. Eventually, Brees and the Saints are going to meet in the middle -- probably somewhere between $19 million and $20 million per year, with around $50 million in some form of guaranteed money, give or take a million. They'll all be smiling at the press conference, too, insisting there's no hard feelings, that this was all just business as usual. And that's true. This kind of contract standoff isn't unusual. It's just unnecessary.

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