Report: Saints, Brees Still $2 Million Apart in Contract Talks

This is NOT Drew Brees (Luke McCown) taking some snaps at today's minicamp/OTA practice. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

ESPN's Ed Werder attended the New Orleans Saints OTA/minicamp activities today, and caused a little bit of a Drew Brees kerfluffle as he reported on the status of the ongoing contract negotiations.

Here's a tweet about it that popped up a couple of hours ago:

WWL-TV Sports ‏@wwltvsports

Ed Werder of ESPN reporting that Saints and Brees talking again, but two sides still about $2 million a year apart.

Then, DrewBreesManCrush (how fitting) linked to a Rotoworld piece on it about an hour ago in this Fanshot, and here's the money quote in it from Werder...

"I'm told by a source close to the stalemate in negotiations that dialogue between Saints GM Mickey Loomis and Tom Condon, the agent for Brees, has resumed, but so far has not resulted in any substantial progress," Werder reported. "...The two sides are believed to be about $2 million-a-year apart. And I'm told that Brees is committed to his position because, at 33, he recognizes this could be the final contract of his NFL career. That there are no guarantees beyond that."

So, what do you think about this? Is it anything? Is it making you feel more or less certain that he'll get signed soon?

In a related note, please check out the Drew Brees tag at the bottom of the story below - I just now realized that it shows him as a free agent. It's technically correct, but this is the first time I've realized it. I'm trying to not let it freak me out.

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